In Memoriam: Matushka Laura Isakov

November 19, 2020

A wife and a mother to three and a matushka for everyone, Matushka Laura Isakov suddenly passed away at the age of 42, on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at a clinic in Fraser Lake, British Columbia.

Matushka Laura was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 21, 1978. After spending two years in Georgia, her family lived in various parts of Minnesota and Iowa. Matushka Laura graduated from Irondale High School in New Brighton, Minnesota, in 1996, and went on to the University of Minnesota where she studied electrical engineering. 

It was then at St Andrew's College in Winnipeg where Matushka Laura met her future husband Aleksey Isakov. She was baptized and chrismated into the Orthodox Church at Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church in Winnipeg, and then they were married at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Vancouver, in June 2001. On July 21, 2002, they had their first child Nikolai. They moved to Manitoba in December 2002 where they had their second son Sergei on July 18, 2003 and a daughter Elizabeth on January 14, 2005.

In May 2006, they moved back to Vancouver for a better life for their children. They moved to a small three bedroom apartment where Laura would spend most of her life, but in October 2020 they decided to move up north to Fraser Lake so they could live their dreams and bought a 120-acre farm. Matushka Laura loved literature and was in the process of completing a doctoral degree in German Literature.

Matushka Laura loved everyone around her and would help anyone who needed it putting the needs of others over her own. She is deeply missed by family and everyone she knew.

Memory eternal!