ANDRUCHOW, Nykola (Nick)

Died peacefully, on Sunday March 6, 2011. He was born to parents John and Tillie (nee Sobkow) Andruchow. John and Tillie were born in Austria and immigrated together with their parents to Canada in 1897. Nick was a proud first-generation Canadian, who served in the Canadian Army as a Bombardier for the 41st Anti-aircraft Battery during WWII. The 41st participated, with the Americans, Pacific Northwest Expedition to the Aleutian Islands, where several of the islands had been occupied by the Japanese. After the Japanese had fled, Nick was assigned to the mine-sweeping team. After, completing military duty in London, UK, Nick returned to Canada, married Betty (Ratchford) and embarked on a 33 year career as a millwright with Weyerhaeuser, (formerly MacMillan Bloedel). Retirement found Nick and Betty, travelling the world, enjoying their grandchildren and golfing with friends. Nick was pre-deceased by his wife; Betty and sisters, Nellie, Adeline and Albina. He is survived by his brothers, Peter and Terry; sisters; Josie and Elaine, daughters; Joan (Gar) and Catherine (Tasos), grandchildren; Rod (Nicole), Robin (Brett); great-grandson, Ryder; extended family and friends. The family would like to thank the folks at Peace Arch Hospital and Ocean View Care Home for providing Nick with loving care and comfort during his time there. Interment will be a private family gathering. Tributes and condolences may be left at:


Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534

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