Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday’s Obituary: Nick Cazakoff

Obituary of Nick Cazakoff 1994
Nick Cazakoff obituary, 1994

Nick Cazakoff passed away 20 years ago on 25 January 1994. He was my husband’s maternal uncle, being an elder brother of his mother Ann. Nick was the sixth child, but fifth surviving son of his parents George and Polly (Poznekoff) Cazakoff, Doukhobor immigrants from Russia.

Nick was born on 19 December 1918 in the Lily Vale school district in Saskatchewan. After farming on the prairies, Nick moved to British Columbia in the 1950s and married Edna Arishenkoff. They made their home in the Lower Mainland of BC and had one daughter, Llorea.

Uncle Nick, as he was known to my husband and I, was a dear uncle whom we visited often at his and Aunt Edna’s home. He was a quiet man, but very kind, courteous and welcoming.

Nick was laid to rest in Valley View Cemetery in Surrey, BC on 28 January 1994. He is still missed today.

“Cazakoff”, obituary, undated clipping, from unidentified newspaper; privately held by Edna (Arishenkoff) Cazakoff, White Rock, British Columbia, 2011. Edna, Nick’s wife, allowed her nephew Michael Demoskoff to scan the obituary during a visit to her home in January 2011.

Copyright © 2014, Yvonne Demoskoff.

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