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!
We are sad to share the loss of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Arnold Paul Pieron
December 15, 1935 – September 15, 2020
Paul is survived by his wife of 62 years Henriette, 4 daughters - Cora (John), Andriëtte, Paulien and Petri, 5 grandchildren – Hannah, Marcus, Drew, Leoni and Rhys and 1 great-granddaughter – Arienna.
Born in the Netherlands, Paul started his medical training in Amsterdam and then emigrated to Canada where he specialized in orthopaedics in Winnipeg. He moved his family back to the Netherlands to do a PhD in Leiden. In 1973 the family returned to Canada where he had a thriving practice as an orthopaedic surgeon in Regina, Sask. He completed the final 10 years of his career back in the Netherlands. He and Henriette retired to Surrey BC, where they have enjoyed a rich social and cultural life with many friends.
Paul was an avid traveller. He sailed, skied, cycled, hiked, walked, swam, enjoyed bridge and was an enthusiastic gardener. He also had an eclectic collection of antique cars which he enjoyed showing at car club events.
Paul was a foundation member of Kings University in Edmonton, involved in church life – latterly the Peninsula United Church in Surrey. He and Henriette were very involved in sponsoring refugee families as well as charitable works in El Salvador and elsewhere. Paul was a man of few words and a lot of good deeds.
Paul walked a unique path through a full life. His counsel, love and consistent ever present support will be missed by his extended family which now spans 4 generations, his friends, his patients and the charities he supported.
Paul will be laid to rest at the Hazelmere Cemetery, Surrey, BC with a private graveside service.
His service will be live streamed on Friday September 25, 2020 at 11am and can be viewed afterwards by going to https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=333577497700252&extid=B128iAedsfqocACA
July 16, 1944 – September 14, 2020
Passed away peacefully in his family home on September 14th, surrounded by the love of his children. Bud’s memory will be kept alive by his children, Shani (Paul), Desiree (Rich), Jarred, Kayla (Mike) and Kelsey; grandchildren Brett, Ronald, Kaleigh and Delaney; sisters Leona and Sharon (Chris); In-laws Glen and Elizabeth Dinsmore, selected son, Brian Dinsmore and a very large extended family of many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bud was born in Richmond, BC and lived his young, formative years in communities along the mouths of Fraser and Skeena river. He then had the privilege of raising two beautifully melded families in the close-knit communities of Tsawwassen and Ladner. He was a kind, warm, dedicated and loving father, who could always put a smile on his children’s faces with his teasing, quick wit and good humour. His home was a gathering place where everyone was welcome and countless memories have been shared with family, friends and acquaintances. He forged lifelong and cherished friendships in all the places he has lived and during his many journeys up and down the coast of BC. Bud was a humble, stoic, generous man with a giant heart, he was a true friend to many people. As an avid hunter for birds and big game, he made annual trips to Penticton, Medicine Hat and Cypress Hills with close friends and family.
His nickname “Bud” was unwittingly bestowed upon him by his little sister Sharon. As a toddler, she tried to say brother but it came out “brudder”, shortened to “buddy”, and eventually evolved into his long-standing name, Bud. He had the ambition to become a fisherman from the young age of 2. While the family was visiting Musqueam, he would run off and go fish in the creek. Bud learned his invaluable fishing and hunting skills from his father, grandfather and uncles throughout the years, while obtaining his cultural education along the way. Bud ran his first gillnetter at the young age of 13 on his own in the Fraser and afterwards travelled north with his uncles, beginning his prestigious career as a commercial fisherman. He purchased his first seine boat, the Bruce Luck, at the age of 24. He then went on to build his own seine boats, the Shani Lynne and Shani Lynne No 2, named after his first daughter and subsequently to include the next two daughters carrying the middle name Lynne. As he became an independent fisherman, he included the skills of his sister Leona to keep his business affairs on track. With his remarkable memory, knowledge of migration patterns, and skill built over the decades he became one of the best and most respected high-liners on the pacific coast and is considered a legend. His passion for being on the water has been passed down generationally and continues to live on through his son Jarred. He had an exceptional and accomplished 61 year fishing career, which included being a long-standing member of the Musqueam Fisheries Commission, fishing herring in Newfoundland, owning and operating his thriving business (Sthakwy Fishing Co. Ltd.), as well as providing for the community members and elders at Musqueam and for other first nations communities. His courage and determination on the Fraser River and during the “Sparrow Case” paved way for the advancement of Indigenous fishing rights across Canada and around the world. His legacy will be felt for years to come and continue to effect change for Indigenous rights.
Bud spent the last year and a half being surrounded by the love and support of his family, especially his children always at his side. He hosted many family dinners and celebrations, filling his home with joy, laughter and good times. His family would like to thank and raise their hands to the nurses and home support workers at South Delta Home Health. They always provided Bud with professional and compassionate care and truly supported the family throughout his journey.
Bud is continuing his journey and is now with his parents Ron & Vi Sparrow, wife Linda Sparrow, daughter Lonni “LaLa” Sparrow, Grandparents Ed & Rose Sparrow and sister in law Deborah McClellan. They will have welcomed him with open arms.
May calm seas and fair winds guide you home.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, funeral services will be restricted to family and close friends. The funeral service will be live streamed at 9am on September 18, 2020, the link is http://vimeo.com/musqueam (will be the top video, click to live feed). There will be a celebration of life once it is safe to do so. If you would like to send flowers, please send to Musqueam Community Centre (6735 Salish Drive, Vancouver BC V6N 4C6). In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the BC Lung Association.
Terence (Terry) Patrick Point passed away suddenly in the late evening of August 13, 2020. Terry was predeceased by his Father Richard Gordon Point and survived by his Mother Katie Point, and was the youngest of their seven children: Florence, Richard, Bradley, Francis (Frenchie), Norman, and Dianne. Terry was well-known as a gifted athlete in soccer, lacrosse, basketball, and golf. In the Musqueam community he was known as a community provider as a lifelong fisherman and hunter. Terry was an ambassador and knowledge keeper for Musqueam culture and heritage. He was always happy to teach people about his Musqueam culture from creek restoration to archaeology and cultural protocol. Terry has worked with the Musqueam Indian Band, the Museum of Anthropology, the Museum of Vancouver, the David Suzuki Foundation, the Native Education College and the Richmond School District. Above all he was most proud of the beautiful little family he created with his beloved wife Ena Point, and their sons they love: Tristan, Emery, Teagan, and fur-baby Hunter. His last social media post said: “My wife and kids have been busy today, made home-made pickles, salsa, and blueberry jam. Happy to have all the good food for the winter.” For those who knew Terry well, his heartfelt laugh and smiling eyes will be with us forever. Terry touched the lives of many people in positive ways, and he will be deeply missed by his family, friends and community.
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Funeral services will be held at the Musqueam Community Center, 6777 Salish Drive, Vancouver (Musqueam Reserve) Viewing will take place on Monday, August 17, 2020 from 3:00 - 6:00pm followed by a Prayer service at 7:00pm. The Mask dance will occur the following morning at day break with a Celebration of Life held at 9:00am. Followed by interment in the Musqueam cemetery.
Keeping the safety of the community in mind and following Covid-19 guidelines, the Prayer and Celebration of Life Services will only allow for Immediate Family and Invited Guests to attend.
For virtual attendance, the Celebration of Life will be live streamed via the link provided below:
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In an effort to create an opportunity for the Musqueam Community to partake in the services for our Beloved Terry there will be a procession after the conclusion of the Celebration of Life. The family invites friends and family to join in this final farewell by lining up at designated spots along the procession route. Please feel free to wear your jerseys, bring our drums and/or lacrosse stocks.
The procession will leave the Musqueam Community Center shortly after 10:00 am and travel north along Salish Drive, turning right on Thellaiwhaltun, then left onto Crown Street with a final drive by the family home, then turning left back onto Salish Drive and right onto Musqueam Drive to proceed to the Cemetery for a burial.
If you would like to offer the family a handshake or returns, this can be done during the procession. An usher will follow behind the procession and collect envelopes along the route (Please include on the envelope: name, where money will go to, e.g. headstone or family, etc.).
Due to the COVID safety guidelines, community will have to remain in place and say your farewell from the curbside. We ask that everyone practice social distancing and ensure the safety of the family in mourning. We understand how difficult this is for community, but we must remain diligent.
With the greatest love and respect, the Point Family.