Jan. 13, 1916 – July 6, 2012

Joseph J. Perverseff, at 96 years of age, peacefully graduated into the arms of his Lord, on July 6, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at his place of residence in Chemainus, B.C. Joseph was born on the farm in Tallman SK. to Joseph F. Pereverseff and Anastasia nee Cheveldayoff. He will be greatly missed by his two remaining children: Kathy Cheveldayoff (Laurence) from Duncan B.C. and Ron Perverseff (Opal) from Lethbridge AB. Grandpa Joe left 7 grandchildren: Laurena Zondo (Harris) of Toronto, ON; Karrie Skead (Dave) of Duncan BC; Les Cheveldayoff (Diane) of Orlando Florida; Brad Perverseff(Samantha) of Calgary AB; Lisa Bryson (Bill) of Paradise City, Iowa; Trent Michayluk (Leah) of Calgary, AB; and Treena Michayluk of Edmonton, AB. He also left 9 great grand-children: Krystal Skead of Kelowna, BC; Dan Skead of London England; Dean Skead of Vancouver, BC; John Lauren Zondo of Toronto ON; Leslie, Leah and Jamie Cheveldayoff of Orlando Florida; Sola Perverseff of Calgary, AB; Dylon Michayluk of Calgary, AB. He is survived by one last sister, Mabel Onishenko of Prince Albert, SK. and a small number of nieces and nephews. Dear dad, grandpa, brother and uncle, you will be greatly missed. Our family times will miss that sweet tenor voice. Some of Joe’s achievements were directing the Blaine Lake-Saskatoon Doukhobor choir; historian/compiler of the Perverseff-Cheveldayoff-Egoroff family trees of which there are well over 1600 entries; accomplished journeyman carpenter (his model of the Perverseff family home is in the Saskatoon Historical Museum); skilled in diplomacy and peace building in both community and religious areas; and was a farmer, chauffeur and traveller. We will be honoring Joseph with intimate gatherings of family and friends in Chemainus and Calgary after which his ashes will be transferred to the Haralowka cemetery in Blaine Lake Sask., where they will be interred with the ashes of his wife, Lillian who pre-deceased him by 6 years and also his daughter Linda Michayluk who died in a tragic car accident. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday July 24th at 2 pm at Calvary Baptist Church, 3318 River Road, Chemainus BC. E-mail condolences may be sent to and/or


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