Dmitry Chirkoff

1925 – 2013

Dad passed away suddenly on Thursday August 22, 2013 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. He was 87 years old when he was called home to his Lord.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Natalia on January 24, 2012, 3 infant children that died in China and his older brother Sergey. Dmitry is survived by his 10 children, 26 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Dmitry was born on November 29, 1925 in Kuldja, China to Russian parents. He was orphaned at the age of 14 when both of his parents died within two month’s of each other. He was brought up by his older brother Sergey and his wife Anna.

Dmitry and Natalia were married on February 21, 1947 and lived together for 65 years. Dmitry lived in China, Australia and moved his family to Vernon B.C. Canada in 1970. Dad was very involved in the church and loved to conduct the choir in the church. He has now been promoted to lead a Heavenly Choir .

Dad you will always be loved and remembered by all who knew you and the many lives you touched. Rest in peace Dad.

A Funeral Service to celebrate Dmitry’s life will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1.00pm.

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