Bielski, Nina

Bielski, Nina

June 4th, 2021

January 1, 1936 – June 4, 2021

A Life Well Lived 

Nina Bielski went home to be with our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, June 4, 2021 at the age of 85. Nina was born to Vladimir and Ksenia Baranovsky on January 1, 1936 in Kuldja, China. Nina met her late husband, Frank, in Australia, and married on March 14, 1959. They were blessed with a large family of six children - five daughters and one son. From the very beginning they dedicated their children to God and taught them how to live by faith and live by His will. Nina is survived by her children, Lena (Bielski) Katz (the late Howard William Katz, 2020), Sonia (Bielski) Burmatoff and Dmitry Burmatoff, Ann Bielski, David Bielski and Luba (Ufimzeff) Bielski, Tania (Bielski) Burmatoff and Serg Burmatoff, Rita (Bielski) Sultanov and Paul Sultanov; her grandchildren, Jacob David Katz and Romika Terez Emma (Horvath) Katz, Dan William Katz and Abbie Diane (Bethel) Katz, Jonathan Andrew Katz and Ruth Anna (Fortuna) Katz, Larissa (Burmatoff) Stover and TJ Stover, Natasha (Burmatoff) Sharpe and David Paul Sharpe, Melanna Krysta (Bielski) Schlak and Julian Schlak, Jesse Bielski, Jonathan Bielski, Alexander Burmatoff, Andrew Burmatoff, Matthew Daniel Sultanov and Lilia Nina Sultanov; her great-grandchildren, Audrey Nevaeh Katz, Reuben George Jacob Katz, Ava Diane Katz, Eli William Katz, Sofia Joy Katz, Charles Howard Katz, Evelyn Aria Stover, Isabel Victoria Stover, Anastasia Shlak and Sophia Shlak. She is preceded in death by her sisters, Lena (Baranovsky) Popov and Vera (Baranovsky) Kurenoff and Ivan Kurenoff. Nina is dearly missed by her loved ones, who celebrate the fact that she is in the arms of her Lord Jesus Christ where she will have everlasting peace and joy. Glory to God.

The family would like to thank Dr. Hamilton and his team, LHIN, VON, and St. Elizabeth PSWs for all of the amazing support that they provided. We are forever grateful.

A visitation will be held on Monday, June 7th, 2021 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. A private family funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, with Pastor Harvey Katz officiating the service. The family invites friends and family to view the service via livestream. Registration is required to view the livestream and attend the visitation.

To register for Nina’s visitation, please click here: Registration page for Nina’s visitation on Monday, June 7, 2021 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m.

To register for the livestream of Nina’s service, please click here: Registration page for Nina’s funeral service livestream on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Nina are asked to consider the Open Door Christian Fellowship.


Biography of Nina Bielski


Nina was born on January 1, 1936, in Kuldja Xinjiang, China. She received the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour in 1953, and received water baptism on May 1,1953, in China.

In 1956, by the will of our Lord Jesus Christ she was able to move to Shanghai where they lived until 1959.

Through very difficult times that year, they were able to move to Hong Kong for two weeks, at which time they boarded a ship and headed to Australia. Nina lived in Australia from 1959 to 1965 in the city of Melbourne, Australia.

During the years of 1954 to 1967, Nina was a school teacher. She taught first grade to fourth grade, and was also a translator.

On March 14, 1959, Nina married Frank Bielski. In 1965 they moved to Canada and resided in London, Ontario to this present time.

Nina raised six children; five daughters - Lena, Sonia, Ann, Tania and Rita and one son - David. During the years of raising her family as a homemaker, she supplemented the family income by being a seamstress.

Nina had 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Pastor John Zinchuk's church, Slavic Pentacostal Church and Open Door Christian Fellowship from 1997 to present time.


Nina was a prayer warrior and always made God a priority in her daily life. She lived by God's Will only and taught her children to do the same.

She lived in faith and faithfulness - honouring our Lord Jesus Christ.

Nina also loved attending prayer meetings and made every effort to be there no matter what was happening being it sickness or other obstacles.


Condolences and encouraging words from;

Nina's nephew - Michael Popov

Please accept our condolences. This is our life, we will all pass in our designated life, and none of us cannot avoid this time. Aunt Nina lived a pretty lengthy life.  I remember her very well when we lived in Kuldja, with my mother and their mother - Ksenia Baranovskaya (maiden name) Zhabena, lived with the Mihailsona family; I was about 5 or 6 years old.  Your mother lived an interesting life - China, Australia and Canada, she raised all of you and lived to see grandchildren and great grandchildren. May the earth be her resting place and our memories of her last till our last days.

Alla Turko - life long dear friend - Australia

Dear Ann, these are my last words to your mother and my sister in Christ, she was an example for me. 

Dear Nina, how blessed you are. The Lord has taken you without sickness and you are already with the Lord!!! 

Ann except my condolences and for the entire family. I kiss you and glad that we were able to correspond, and that you could read to your mother. 

Great thanks to you Anechka.

May the Lord comfort you in this temporary separation from your mother.

Vitaly Lashko - dear family friend

We are sorry about your mother passing away. As we grieve the loss of a great woman of faith we are comforted by realizing that has entered her final and eternal destination to be with her Lord, her dear husband Frank, Howard and many other saints. She will be greatly missed Stay strong brother.

Pastor Peter Lutsenko - Vernon Russain Church

Today, sister Nina Bielski, went to be with the Lord, in the city of London, Ontario.  She was the mother of Brother David Bielski and grandmother of Melanna Shlak.

Let's pray for the family.  The Lord Jesus Christ is our faithful comforter, for He is coming and will bring his own with Him.

Bill and Tammy Woods - Mexico

Hi Lena, I just wanted to express my condolences for the passing of your mom.  I count it a priviledge to have known her and was blessed to hear her's and your story direct from her.  I will treasure the faith she showed in a life well served for the Lord.  May we all exhibit that kind of faith and faithfulness in our lives. You are a part of that great story, be blessed, God is not finished with your story. We love you!

Christine - niece of Frank Bielski - Australia

Good morning Lena.  Saddened to hear the news.  The only Aunt I knew and loved.  Great comfort knowing she is now with the Lord, but I'm sure she will be greatly missed.  I still miss my mom very much. Had good cry this week.

May you experience Gods presence, peace, love and comfort at this time. Blessings to you and family.

Helen Woolcock - Lena's friend

Thanks so much, Lena, for letting me know of your dear mom's passing. A blessed release for her, but a great loss and much sadness for all who knew & loved her, especially family & close friends. My heart goes out to you especially - and Ann.

Thank you too for the excellent photo - one to treasure. How good to have all 6 of you with your mum almost to the time of her going Home. When will the funeral be?

Your mom was a true mother to her family and to many more who valued her wise and loving counsel. I remember her with much fondness and thanks for the times we shared.

And I'm remembering and praying for you in your grief, giving thanks to God for your care and love for your mom especially during the final and difficult years of her life. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in the days and months ahead.

May the Lord bless, keep and comfort you.

With love


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Book of Condolences

Sherri FriesmanSonia and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Please know I am thinking of you and sending my prayers, condolences and virtual hugs.
Alan and Claudia ThornerLena, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. It was an honor and blessing to have met her as well as encourage and pray for her. She was a woman of faith and courage. We are praying for you and your family. We send you all of our love and blessings in the Lord Jesus. Alan & Claudia
Tito mejiaHi Lena, from our family to yours. Our deepest condolences on your lost of your mother who is rejoicing with the Lord. My family will be praying for you and the rest of your family to have the peace of Jesus in your hearts to get you through this difficult times. Blessings
Elaine WakeHi Lena, Jim and I send our condolences and deeply felt love and prayers to you at this difficult time of losing your mother from this world. We also rejoice for her with you that she has gone to her reward in Heaven!
Maria Aldana (Coni) Lena, In our memory, are the memories of a noble Lady, always ready to give her best for others, her smile, attentive to the needs of the other above her own ... there are only angels in heaven singing for the return of one of yours. Most truly I say to you: He who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life-John 5:24. Knowing the great love of your mother for life and service towards others we can say with certainty she is enjoying eternal life thanks to the sacrifice of our Lord. Peace to you and your family. Sincerely, Diego, Diego J and Coni Upegui
Pamela CookHi Lena, My condolences to you, for your mother's passing. She had such a sweet presence of the Lord that she captivated the hearts of all who knew her, including me. What a wonderful godly woman. I pray for God's comfort for you and your family in this difficult time and His joy and peace, with the certainty we will see her in eternity. God's richest blessings be upon you. Love .... Pamela Cook
Wayne and Cathy Cowell`Hi Lena, Wayne and I send our condolences to you and your family. Our hearts go out to you. We pray you will have special grace, comfort and the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ at this time of your mother's passing. We are holding you up in prayer. You are loved and appreciated always. We thank God for you.
Marcy Demelo Sending you and your family big hugs and grieving alongside you. Thank the Lord for an inspirational mother, woman and mentor to many. Love Marcy and family.
Patricia McCormackDear Lena, We were saddened to hear of the loss of Nina. We are praying for you and your family during this season. Love from, John and Pat
Sharon and Greg Heidrich Dear Lena, We extend our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dear mother. You are in our prayers. Love, Sharon and Greg
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