It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of our mom, Vera Podovennikoff (Arishenkoff) on July 29, 2017 in Nelson, BC. Vera was born November 15, 1948 in Nelson, BC to parents Bill and Laura Arishenkoff.
Vera did not ask for much on this earth and faced many trials and tribulations throughout her life. She went from New Denver residential school, to the trek where she met Larry, and they were married July 2, 1966. They raised 3 beautiful daughters and had 7 amazing grandchildren. Vera considered herself a very lucky lady and was love and respected by all that knew her.
Vera was an active member in the Krestova cooking group, was a member the school board, and a part of the Royal Commission of WCB. Vera was always proud of her Doukhobor heritage.
Vera leaves behind the loves of her life, partner Sharman Thomas, Lorraine (Pete) Walton, Susan Jmayoff (Paul), Dara Plotnikoff (Rob), her treasures; Michael and Nicole Saliken, Katelyn and Ryan Clarke, Amanda and Brandon Jmayoff, Jered and Blake Plotnikoff, and the fathers of her grandchildren, Dan, John and Barry.
Vera was predeceased by her husband Larry Podovennikoff, her parents Bill and Laura Arishenkoff, brothers John and Anne Arishenkoff and Bill Arishenkoff.
We would like to thank our community for all their love and support, food, flowers, cards, and just being there with us as we said goodbye to a beautiful lady. Thank you Auntie Laura Verigin for your call and kind words.
Mom you were our happiest hello and you have been our hardest goodbye. Rest in Peace.
A full Doukhobour funeral was held August 2nd and August 3rd, 2017 at the Krestova Hall with burial at Krestova Cemetery.
Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.Print Obituary & Condolences