Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday’s Obituary: Mable Sofonoff

Mable Sofonoff obituary
Mable Sofonoff obituary, 1968

Forty-six years ago, Mable Sofonoff, my husband’s paternal aunt, passed away in Edmonton, Alberta. She was the eldest child and only daughter of Russian immigrants Wasyl and Luchenia (Tomelin) Demosky.

In December 1938, Mable married Lazar (Louis) Sofonoff. They farmed in eastern Saskatchewan, where their son Harvey was born. The family moved to Alberta in the early 1950s.

Mable was the first of her siblings to pass away. She was interred in Tolstoy Cemetery, just north of Veregin [Verigin], Saskatchewan, where her parents rest.

“Mable Sofonoff”, obituary, undated clipping, from unidentified newspaper; Demoskoff Family Papers, privately held by Yvonne (Belair) Demoskoff, British Columbia, 2014. Yvonne received an assortment of family memorabilia (including Mable’s obituary) in January 2012 from her father-in-law William (Bill) Demoskoff.

Copyright © 2104, Yvonne Demoskoff.

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