NICKOLAI ELIUK passed away peacefully at Polson Extended Care Unit of Vernon Jubilee Hospital on January 24, 2004, at the age of 83 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary, of Vernon; and a daughter, Pat (Leigh) Middleton of Squamish. He is further survived by grandchildren, Amanda Middleton of Vernon and Nicholas Middleton of Squamish and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 3 brothers and eight sisters. Honouring his request, there will be no public funeral service. Friends wishing to do so may make donations in his memory to the Comfort Fund at Polson Extended Care, 2101 – 32 St., Vernon, V1T 5L2. Cremation arrangements were in the care of Vernon Funeral Home. 250-542-0155.