Boris S. Karpoff, P.Eng. 1931 — 2019

Boris S. Karpoff, P.Eng.

August 10, 1931 – August 12, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our father, Boris Svetoslave Karpoff de Korsounsky at the age of 88 at The Kamloops Hospice, BC. Dad died peacefully with his girls at his side. He was predeceased by his wife, Audrey (née Gyuricska). He leaves behind his children; Hélène (Peter), Nadia (Colin), Alexandra (Daryl); grandchildren, Jacqueline, Karine, Colton, Mackenzie, Gabrielle and Dimitri, and sister Catherine (Richard).
Born and raised in Liège, Belgium, Boris immigrated to Canada in 1951 with his parents. He graduated as a mining engineer from Laval University, Québec in 1956. He went on to have a fulfilling career as a professional engineer and in later years worked as a mining consultant throughout the world.
Boris was passionate about the outdoor aspect of his job and enjoyed hiking and biking in his younger days. He was an avid glider pilot for many years and created lifelong friendships at several flying clubs in Ontario, Quebec and BC. Boris also was an avid stamp collector and rock hound, and took part in fossil hunts around Kamloops with the local paleontology club.
He touched many lives and leaves us all with many cherished memories. He will be deeply missed by his family, near and far, and by his friends at Berwick on the Park, the Kamloops Stamp Club and KEG (Kamloops Exploration Group).
A private cremation will be held and a Celebration of Boris’ Life will take place at a later date in Kamloops. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Kamloops Hospice Association,             (​​) would be appreciated.

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3 Tributes

  1. Holger Krutzelmann
    Posted August 15, 2019 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    Condolences to the family.I will miss him and his mining knowledge. We shared a few visits to mining sites.

  2. Ted Hannis
    Posted August 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    The Kamloops Stamp Club members send their condolences to Boris’s family. He was an inspiration to all of us in his pursuit of a very fine Canadian stamp collection. We will miss the buying and selling of stamps with him, always a positive experience.

  3. Nean Allman
    Posted August 24, 2019 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    My condolences to the Karpoff family. Decades ago, I’d often meet Boris as we both headed to work on the TTC from Yonge and Yonge Blvd, and I always enjoyed our chats. For anyone else I’d hide behind my Globe & Mail that early in the morning! As a WAMIC member, I also knew your mom – two lovely people.

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