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Nicholas "Nick" Zmaeff

August 17, 1927 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 94)


   It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nicholas Zmaeff at the Crowsnest Pass Continuing Care Centre, Blairmore, AB on January 6, 2022.  He was blessed with 94 well-lived years.

   Nick was born in Saskatchewan on August 17, 1927 to parents, Samuel and Laura Zmaeff.  He matured into a hard-working, dynamic young man who won the heart of the lovely Pauline Skooratoff.  The happy couple married on February 25, 1950, and settled in the Crowsnest Pass, AB that same year.  Together, they created a stable and secure home, and went on to raise their three children in it.

   Nick loved the outdoors, so took every opportunity to enjoy it while hunting, fishing, or camping.  He also liked to read and was a talented, self-taught musician who played many different instruments.  Not one to sit still, Nick was always tinkering.  He could make something out of nothing; he was a brilliant man with golden hands.  For all of these attributes, he will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by all who knew him.  

   Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life are his children, Norman Zmaeff, Lloyd (Fran) Zmaeff and Lorraine Reno; his grandchildren, Andrea, Michael, Byron and Amanda; his great-grandchildren, Madison, Mandy, Yorke, Vayda and Ejay; as well as his extended family and many friends.

   He was predeceased by his wife, Pauline Zmaeff (Née: Skooratoff).

   With respect for Nick’s wishes, no funeral service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Pass SPCA (PO Box 725, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0).  Condolences may be registered at

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555

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