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Anton Kolesnikoff

April 29, 1991 - March 26, 2017



Anton was born in Nelson, BC to George and Fionna Kolesnikoff on April 29, 1991.  He grew up with his older brother Kris and younger sister Lena.  He spent most of his childhood in Pass Creek, playing in the woods, enjoying nature and the animals there.

He attended school in Castlegar and graduated from Stanley Humphries Secondary School in 2010.  While at Stanley Humphries, he worked at Kalesnikoff

Lumber Company Ltd. and Kootenay Centre Cinemas.  Immediately after graduation, he was accepted by Vancouver Film School and graduated with a diploma in film production.  Financial pressure forced him back to the Kootenays where he worked for Selkirk College and Morrison Insulation Ltd.

A vehicle accident detoured his plans for an eventual role in the film industry.  A very difficult period in his life followed, with many challenges to face.

As quickly as he could be, he was employed again, working for Kootenay Lakeview Spa Resort and Event Centre.

His hopes to someday return to the film industry ended on March 26th, 2017.

Anton’s genuine caring demeanor made him friends wherever he went.  He was diligent in his duties from childhood to the end.

Anton was predeceased by his grandfather, John Stoochnoff and his grandmother Molly Stoochnoff.

He will be lovingly remembered by his grandfather Max Kolesnikoff, grandmother Ann Kinakin, Father and Mother, George and Fionna, his brother Kris (Karissa), sister Lena, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life was held in Nelson on April 8, 2017.

We would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support  during this difficult time.



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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Corinne Postnikoff
Relation: Through his family

Although there are “no words” to adequately express the depth of grief over the passing of Anton…may you draw some comfort from the fact that many people are thinking of you with “warm, healing thoughts”. May the wonderful memories of Anton help you “Celebrate his earthly life”.
Condolences from the Postnikoffs

From: Amy Gibbon
Relation: Worked with Lena

So sorry to hear of your loss. It’s the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you’ll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. And even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles
Thinking of you XOXO

From: pat rodrick
Relation: friend

So sad to read the news today. I am glad I had the opportunity to know him and work with him. My prayers are with you George and Fionna and I will be remembering Anton with a smile on my face. Anton was a wonderful young man.

From: Wendy Tagami
Relation: colleagues

I am sorry to hear of the passing of your son. I know how much you and Fionna have supported and helped Anton through all of his troubles. I hope he finds peace and you and Fionna can also find peace. My thoughts are with you.

From: Cheryl, Corey and Shane Whittleton
Relation: Graduated high school with my son

Our deepest condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

From: Emily
Relation: Friends since Kindergarten

Anton, my quiet artistic handsome friend. I was heartbroken to hear the news and even more upset that i havent talked to you since highschool. we were very close since we met in kindergarten. I remember kids would give you a hard time because you were quiet and artistic, but as we grew up and got into highschool things seemed to smooth out. I still remember when you moved into town from pass creek. that was the best thing ever ! i still remember which house it is.
I miss you anton. Lossing you has only made me realize how much i need a friend like you in my adult life. i love you xox

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 8, 2017
Beginning at 10:00am

Thompson Funeral Service
613 Ward St
Nelson, BC Canada v1l 1t2

Funeral home is across the street from Oso Negro

613 Ward St
Nelson, BC Canada v1l 1t2

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