Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday’s Obituary: George Demoskoff

Obituary of George Demoskoff
George Demoskoff obituary, 1980
George Demoskoff, my husband’s paternal uncle, was a younger son of Russian Doukhobor immigrants Wasyl and Luchenia (Tomelin) Demosky.

George lived most of his life in Saskatchewan and British Columbia, and for a short time in California, USA, where he sought relief for a heart condition. (I’ve written about his time at the Hidden Valley Health Ranch here.)

George died on 16 July 1980 in Grand Forks, British Columbia. He is buried there in the USCC (Sion) Cemetery.

Source: “George Demoskoff”, obituary, undated clipping (July 1980), from unidentified newspaper; Demoskoff Family Papers, privately held by Yvonne (Belair) Demoskoff, British Columbia, 2013. Yvonne acquired an assortment of family memorabilia (including George’s obituary) in January 2012 from her father-in-law William (Bill) Demoskoff.

Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.

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