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  • "Dear Ismailoff family, I knew her as 'Anna'. We danced..."
    - Barbara McGinnis
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ISMAILOFF - Audree R. Age 88, passed away peacefully in her home in Gettysburg PA, her son Anthony & daughter-in-law Eileen by her side. Wife of late Sergei Ismailoff, daughter of late Harry & Marjorie Upsdell Thomas, she was predeceased by her son, Gregory. Born in Vancouver, Audree was a successful dancer, performing under the stage name of Anna Istomina, touring with the Ballet Russe Highlights, appearing as guest prima ballerina at Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires & opening several ballet schools in the US. She returned to West Vancouver BC in 1985 where she lived until she relocated to Gettysburg, PA in 2012. Survivors include Anthony & Eileen Ismailoff, beloved grandson Sergei, brother & sister in law, Chuck & Marie Thomas, 2 nephews, a niece & many devoted friends.

Published in The North Shore News from Jan. 17 to Jan. 18, 2014