Bagrin, Nina

Bagrin, Nina

February 17th, 2019

Nina Bagrin was born in Rudnik Dzholambet in the Republic of Kazakstan on April 16, 1950. She entered Heaven’s gates on February 17, 2019 at age 68.

A loving mother and wife, Nina was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She enjoyed planting flowers and was an exceptional seamstress in her early years. Most of all, Nina loved her family, her mother, husband, four children and six grandchildren.

Nina and her husband dedicated years of their lives in aiding families in the former Soviet Union and spent hours collecting toys and clothes to send to refugee children.

It was her passion to bring her parents, brother and his family from the former U.S.S.R. into Canada. She also aided in the immigration process of thousands of Russian refugees into Canada during the time of the Cold War. Nina’s life was remarkable:  she was a selfless soul who radiated love.

Nina was predeceased by her father of 84 years, Vasily Istomin. Nina is survived by her mother Antonina Istomin; husband Vladimir Bagrin; brother Vitaly Istomin and his wife Galya; her daughters: Alla Vallejo, Zhanna Brown and her husband Craig, and Lily Bagrin; and by her son Andrew and his wife Olga. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Christian Vallejo, Amelia Bagrin, Liam Bagrin-Wilson, Sienna Bagrin, Theodore J. Brown and Roman M. Brown.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a funeral service celebrating Nina’s life will be conducted on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior.



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Andrea Cummins-Disbro I have so many great memories of Nina because of my friendship with Z. She always opened her home to me- many, many times. I love my fun memories of her in “ear muffs” at 2 am cleaning dishes while Zs dad played the accordion. Or when she hid the Tupperware and What came next. Or at Zhanna’s wedding shower when she totally played along and wore the wigs. I love that every time I saw her she reminded me she was praying for me and God would bring good men into our lives (the white doves) which he faithfully did and I’m sure in part to Nina’s prayers. I love that at Zs wedding she was beaming with pride. I am grateful for my sweet memories of Nina and the legacy she leaves behind.
Serge and Marianna Rutkevich Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. I will always remember тётя Nina fondly and have wonderful memories of many times spent with you all during the younger years! She leaves behind a wonderful family and I know you will all be a great source of comfort and support to one another. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Serge and Marianna Rutkevich
Larissa Radchenko-Mortensen I’m so saddened to hear of тётя Нина passing. She’s in Gods embrace and one day you will see her again. I remember her so vividly, and I have such warm thoughts of when we used to come over to your “farm”, hung out, while she provided yummy snacks! I never wanted to leave. She was an amazing woman ( one of the few adults I wasn’t terrified of at the time) who is missed by many. I pray that God gives your family peace and closeness in this sad time!! ❤️
Alex & Valerie VallejoOur deepest condolences to all of those who were privileged to know Nina Nina was the most genuine and kind person who always had a smile on her face. She was always willing to welcome you into her home to share a taste of her wonderful cooking or to sit and have a laugh over a cup of tea. She will be truly missed. In our inadequate attempt to try to understand how one feels when losing someone you deeply love, we pray that you find comfort in the promise made by our Creator that one day He will reunite us with our loved ones. You are in our Prayers !
Yelena Shevchuk/BabichOur deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your loved one rest in peace. Those who are asleep will awaken on the day the Lord comes for us all. We will be called up by our Lord Jesus Christ. Our hearts and prayers go out to your family. Family of Shevchuk and Babich from Oregon
Yelena and Alexey RayevskiyMay our Lord bless and comfort your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences. We will never forget Nina’s kindness. May God give her eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain. A beautiful soul, full of love and faith, ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God, leaving loneliness and sadness. Our prayers are with your family.
Petr and Elvira RomanchikWe extend our deepest condolences to the entire family of our beloved sister Nina and pray that the Lord embrace you in comfort during this difficult time. Nina was a wonderful woman of faith who will be missed and remembered by many. We find comfort in the knowledge that death is only end of the physical life and beginning of eternal life. May her soul rest in the everlasting peace of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Lyudmila Kiseleva MatveyevaMy condolences, that such a wonderful person is no longer with us. For me personally this was a friend of my youth. I remembered very frequently times that I've spent in a house of Nina & her parents. In her house I was welcomed as the most important guest. Throughout all of my years I've caries memories of those times and this family. May lord give you all peace and help you go through this sorrow. I'm hoping for a meeting in heaven!
Nadia & Vladimir ShaginБлагодарим Господа за Ниночку!!! Слава Отцу и Сыну и Святому Духу за дела Чудные в наших жизнях через Нину и ее труд ( труды) Любви! Да воздаст Господь Своим Благословением и Спасением вам и детям вашим и внукам и правнукам. Велик Господь!!! От семьи Шагина Володи и Нади и наших детей. We are grateful for Ninachka!!! We praise our Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit for all the wonderful things that were accomplished through Nina. It was truly, a labour of LOVE! May the Lord reward her children, grandchildren and generations to come with His blessing and salvation. Our God is great! From Nadia and Vladimir Shagin and our children.
Anya ShaginТ. Ниночка, Thank you for everything that you’ve done for our family. You are a big part of the reason why we’re in Canada. I only met you in person once but the impact you had on our family lasted a lifetime! My condolences to all Nina’s beautiful children, her husband, friends and the extended family. May the comfort of Jesus be yours. Praying for you.
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