Nov. 4, 1961 – Sept. 30, 2012

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our beautiful Lyudmila, beloved wife to Igor, adored mother to Ilya and Dima and dear friend to many in Russia, Ukraine, Ghana, Vancouver & White Rock.

With her family constantly by her side during her two week stay in Peace Arch Hospital; Lyuda surrendered her body after a yearlong and bravely fought battle with cancer. Her indomitable spirit will live on in those she loved.

Lyuda was born in Dubrovka, Russia, Bryansk Region and is predeceased by her mother Klaudia and father Mikhail. Lyuda received a Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in St. Petersburg, USSR followed by a Dental Technology Diploma in Vancouver in 2004.

In a true story of love at first sight; Lyuda and her beloved Igor were married on October 24, 1987, following a very short courtship. Their first son, Ilya was born in Kharkiv, USSR on their first wedding anniversary – October 24, 1988 followed by Dima in Kharkiv, Ukraine on February 18, 1994.

The Povalyaev family immigrated to Vancouver June 9, 1996 then moved to White Rock on July 1, 1999 where their sons attended Jessie Lee Elementary School and graduated from Earl Marriott Secondary School.

Lyuda and Igor travelled extensively during the last decade and Lyuda was especially fond of Venice, Italy. She loved all that nature had to offer, enjoying long walks with her husband and scouting out nurseries with both Igor and her friend Kate. In the last few years, Dahlias became her passion and thrived in her garden. We hope she is walking in fields and fields of them now.

There will be a Celebration of Lyuda’s Life and Spirit October 20th, 2012 at 11:00 am, Chateau Cargill, 3550 King George Blvd Surrey, BC V4P 1B5

All flowers gratefully accepted.

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