Nicholas Walter Markin passed peacefully in his sleep at home on September 16, 2017 at the age of 83. He spent 58 years married to the love of his life, Helen, née Trauter. Nick was a highly respected member of Local 140 Welders and Pipeliners. He loved his job so much that he refused to retire until his cancer made him unable to work in June. Nick was an avid fisherman, gardener, father and grandpa. He found joy in everything and brought joy to everyone around him. Nick firmly believed that there was no point to life without laughter and lived that way everyday. He is survived by his wife Helen; his daughters Corey Quigley, Nikki Cadden and Kathy Markin; his grandchildren Jessie, Leila, Kiah, Dani, Julia and Jaxon; his siblings George and Faye; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kelowna Cancer Clinic.
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