Olga Petrovna Fetissoff fell asleep after a life time of service to the Lord on October 5th 2020 (at 101 years old). Born on September 29 1919 in Presmysl Poland to Peter & Anna Bochonko, Olga lived a full and amazing life. Peter & Anna Bochonko had 4 Children. 3 Daughters (Olga, Stephanie & Ivana) and a Son Eugene. They also adopted a 5th child (Miroslava) when Olga was 17 years old.
After completing her education, Olga worked as a grade 3 & 4 teacher in Premysl.
In 1944, Olga received permission to move to Metz France (only professionals including teachers could get permission to move cities in occupied Europe). She left her family in Presmysl, and she was not able to return to visit them.
In 1945, Olga moved to Paris France and she took up employment as a seamstress.
After WWII, a population exchange took place throughout much of Europe. Peter & Anna Bochonko, together with their children Stephanie, Ivana, Eugene, and Miroslava were forced to move from Poland to their native home of Lviv Ukraine. They were stripped by the government of their possessions, business, and property and moved to Lviv in poverty.
In 1949, Olga moved to Vancouver Canada, where she opened a business (Parisian Ladies Dress Shop, at 10th & Sasamat in Vancouver).
In 1950, Olga’s business partner hired a cabinet making company (Progressive Woodworking) to come build some new cabinets in the shop. Eugene Fetisoff, the proprietor, met Olga at this time. Within a year they were married.
In 1952 Olga sold her shares in Parisian Ladies Dress Shop and took up work as a mother and housewife, raising her 2 children (Laresa and Peter).
In 1955, Olga moved into a new home in Burnaby BC which her husband Eugene constructed. She raised her Children and lived in this home until 2016.
Olga was extremely involved with Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church, where she served as Treasurer for 25 years (1979 – 2004); as President of the Ladies Auxiliary from 1964-1979; while also organizing over 100 Bazaars and Fundraising events, preparing multiple meals and activities for the church, and using her skills as a seamstress to custom make church vestments for many Bishops; Priests; Deacons and Altar Servers. Olga leaves behind the family which she loved and raised, including her children Laresa Wright (David) & Peter Fetissoff (Diane); grandchildren Gregory Wright (Ana), Veronica Marraffa (Michael), and Jeffery Fetissoff; and great-grandchildren Natalia Szymczak (Adam), Alexander Wright, & Tatiana Marraffa. Services to be held at Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church, 75 E 43rd Ave Vancouver BC. Panikhida will be served on Wednesday October 7th at 6:30pm. Funeral will be served at 10:00 am Thursday October 8 2020, then she will be laid to rest with her husband Eugene at Mountain View Cemetery following the service. Memory Eternal! Вечная Память!
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