TUCKOV, Veronica V.
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May 3, 1922 - October 29, 2012
Veronica passed away peacefully on Monday, October 29, 2012 in West Vancouver at the age of 90. Predeceased by her parents Victor and Nadezhda Mashkov, and husband Alexander A. Tuckov in 1964. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughter, Svetlana (Ernst) Wilmink; grandsons Chuck (Tracey) Wilmink, Mike (Allie) Wilmink; great-grandchildren Ryan, Danica, Maddie, Ella and Oliver; and dear lifelong friends. Veronica was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia to Russian émigrés. Following WW II, along with her family they moved to Italy, Germany, and finally Canada, where she made her home. She loved Canada. She worked as a draftswoman for the District of North Vancouver for over 25 years, where she formed many friendships. She was also an avid artist, belonged to the West Vancouver Sketch Club, and studied painting in Banff, Florence, Emily Carr College, and painted the scenery and people wherever she sat down. She was also an avid traveler, cruising with her friends and family all over the world but always came back to her family, which she cherished most of all. Veronica will be remembered for her mild manner, her big smile, her love of art and music, and her incredible spirit in overcoming life's adversities. Thank you to the staff at Capilano Care Center and to Dr. M. Roberson for their exceptional care and support. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 10:00 am at Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church (75 East 43rd Ave., Vancouver). In lieu of Flowers, please have a cup of tea and a piece of cheesecake with a friend to celebrate her life. Condolences may be left at www.kearneyfs.com
Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 1, 2012