March 16, 1930 — September 2, 2015
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Lucy Sherstobitoff, the loving, caring wife of George Sherstobitoff to whom she was married for 67 years. She passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 02, 2015 in her home in West Kelowna with her husband and family by her side.
Lucy was born in Glade, BC on March 16, 1930 and was an excellent student in school. She moved to the Kelowna area with her ‘future husband George’ where they picked fruit in the Okanagan before getting married in Glade, then settling in Lakeview Heights (now West Kelowna). Lucy proudly worked very hard alongside George in the orchard they managed for over 40 years for Leo Douillard.
Lucy was a fabulous cook and her borscht, pies and cheesecake were renowned. Her large gardens were always pristine and bountiful. Lucy was a skilled seamstress and created many intricate outfits with care and detail. She was very active and enjoyed square dancing (including travelling to Seattle and Spokane), bowling and curling (having a rare 8-ender), and loved boating and fishing. Lucy loved to travel with George, and especially enjoyed their many holidays with friends in Hawaii. Lucy had a life time membership at the Westbank Yacht Club, where she elegantly modelled on many occasions.
Lucy loved her family immensely, and was always there for her children and grandchildren, and of course her loving husband who was in turn there for her. She had numerous friends throughout her life who adored her. Lucy truly was the most beautiful person both inside and out. Lucy will be remembered for her grace and her kindness to everyone she encountered.
Lucy is survived by her husband George; children Walter (Karen) Sherstobitoff, John (Stephanie) Sherstobitoff and Elaine Kupser; grandchildren Jeff Sherstobitoff, Tim Sherstobitoff, Laura (Jordan) Sanders, Kelly Sherstobitoff, Lindsay Kupser and Sara Sherstobitoff; and sister Nellie (Sid) Shukin, brother Alec (Lucy) Wasilenkoff, and sister-in-law Marge Wasilenkoff. Lucy was predeceased by her brother John Wasilenkoff.
A Celebration of Lucy’s Life will be held on September 26th, 1pm – 3pm, at the West Kelowna Yacht Club, 4111 Gellatly Road, West Kelowna, BC.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Dean Griswold, Patricia at Interior Health and special friend and caregiver Meghan Graham for their years of care and support. The family also wishes to thank Kathleen, Anne and the Palliative Care staff and granddaughter Laura for their very special care during Lucy’s last days at home, as well as all the friends and family that visited and called with kind words of support. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”