Vera Arishenkoff passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Cranbrook at 86 years of age.
Vera is survived by her sons Lawrence (Linda) and Wayne (Connie), daughter Shirley (Randy), grandson Tyson, granddaughter Casey, brother Mike and her sisters Helen, Mary, and Ann. She was predeceased by Mike, her beloved husband of 65 years, son Ron and brother John.
Vera was born in Shoreacres, British Columbia on June 19, 1928. She viewed life as a treasure, not a trial. Her kindness, generosity, sense of humour and unconditional love of family and close friends was a source of inspiration to all that knew her.
Vera enjoyed gardening, knitting and cooking. These passions created everlasting memories of beautiful gardens, impressive works of crocheting, needlepoint, and cross stitch. Her preparation of traditional Russian cuisine was always enjoyed.
On behalf of Vera, her family would like to express a deep appreciation to the staff of the Moyie section in Joseph Creek Village for the excellent care she received.
There will be no service and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzeimer Society of BC, #300, 828 – West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1E2.