Vsevolod Drachinski

Vsevolod Drachinski August 24, 1926 - December 30, 2012 It is with great sorrow the Drachinski family announce the passing of Father Vsevolod Drachinski on December 30, 2012 after a brief illness.

Seva was born and raised in the out skirts of Belgrade, Serbia and began his life long passion for gardening by raising vegetable when food was in short supply during WWII. He imigrated to Canada in 1951 with his parents Peter and Catherine Drachinski. Dad fullfilled a life long dream of becoming a Russian Orthodox Priest. Upon graduating theological school in 1982 he was posted to Lethbridge, Alberta and Vancouver.

Dad enjoyed being apart of his family and church but most of all he loved spending time with his Grandson Zachary. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Branislava(Beba), his Son Andre, Daughter in law Kim and Grandson Zachary.

Funeral will be held at Saint Sava Serbian Othodox Church, 505 E63rd Vancouver on Friday, January 4th at 11am. Internment to follow at Mountainview Cemetary 5455 Fraser St, Vancouver at 12:30pm.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Seva's name to the Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2013