We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Wolkowski Funeral Service Ltd.
Toil and Peaceful Life
Alex was born January 2, 1930, in a Doukhobor village just south of Veregin, to Alex and Helen Sherstabitoff (nee Fofonoff). He was the fourth of five children. Alex went up to grade 8 in Veregin School, after which he went to help on the farm. When he was 17, he went to B.C. to work in a logging mill and for a short while he worked in a nursing home but farming was calling him back. He returned and continued farming until 2015, when he retired.
He met the love of his life at a party in 1950. On December 23, 1951 he married Mary Lapshinoff at the family farm. This year they would have celebrated 70 years of marriage.
Throughout his life, Dad was involved in many local community boards. The Veregin School Board, Kamsack School Board, Veregin Co-op Board, Kamsack Credit Union, The CCUB and the Veregin National Doukhobor Village. He was one of many people who had helped build and develop the Village as it stands now. Dad was very proud when he was awarded the Government of Saskatchewan Ring, from the Clark Family for community service.
In between all this, Dad did find time for his family. He loved to play his accordion and watch his grandchildren dance. Every summer after baling hay, we made a trip to Watrous for a family vacation.
Alex leaves to mourn his loving wife, Mary, children; Diane (Art), Alan (Kim), Perry, Danny (Melissa), Karen (Daryl), Wayne, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and one sister, Elma Sherstabitoff.
Dad was predeceased by his father, Alex, mother Helen Sherstabitoff (Fofonoff), siblings; Nancy Derhouseoff, John Sherstabitoff, Laura Chernoff, and one great granddaughter, Maliyah.
In memory of Alex, memorial donations can be made to the National Doukhobor Heritage Village Box 99, Verigin, SK S0A 4H0.