Captain Igor Yurevich Poletaev

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Captain Igor Yurevich Poletaev

January 20, 1956 - May 10, 2020

Peacefully at home, on Sunday, May 10, 2020, in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Nadejda. Loving father of Natalie (Iouri) Poletaeva and Vitali (Elena) Poletaev. Igor will be sadly missed by his grandchildren. A private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, Cobourg, followed by an interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

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Kseniya Zamfir - May 16, 2020

Всегда будем помнить! Вечная память.

Joseph Hogan and Velma Bacak - May 14, 2020

We were greatly saddened to learn of our friend Igor's passing. We will remember him and all of you in our prayers. May his memory be eternal!

Vitali Poletaev - May 14, 2020

We thank everyone for all the support and kind words. We didn’t see dad much growing up as he was at see a lot. But he was like air for us. We didn’t see him, but he was always around and much needed. Прощай папочка... ALL THE BEST!

Dawn Wilcox - May 14, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. You were a wonderful and kind person and I was glad I had the opportunity to call you my friend. You will be dearly missed but not forgotten. Even though you are not here I will think of you often. And I will say this one time and one time only for you and only you " GO CAPS " .

Natalia and Victor Alexeenko - May 13, 2020

I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May he rest in peace.

Irina Chouryguine - May 13, 2020

Виталик и Лена, Примите наши соболезнования! Вечная память!! Держитесь!! Жаль что в это время не можем быть с вами! Шурыгины

Vladimir Karpov - May 13, 2020

Вечная память

Vladimir Karpov - May 13, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St Joseph of Optina Russian Orthodox Church 810 Kempsville RD Virginia Beach VA 23457

Chaim Shacham - May 13, 2020

I was shocked and very saddened to hear about Captain Poletaev departure from this world. He was not only an exceptional Master Mariner but also and foremost an officer and a gentleman. A kind and decent man, always respectful, always smiling and always performed his job and duties to the entire satisfaction of his superiors. In time of need he never shied away from extra work and provided his vast knowledge, experience and expertise to the benefit of the company. To his family, please accept my heartfelt sympathy and condolences. We will always remember Captain Poletaev as a loyal friend and a devoted colleague. May he rest in eternal peace.

Priest Sergiy Kosov - May 13, 2020

Помяни, Господи Боже наш, в вере и надежди живота вечнаго новопреставленного раба Твоего, Игоря, яко Благ и Человеколюбец, отпущаяй грехи и потребляяй неправды, ослаби, остави и прости вся вольная его согрешения и невольная, избави его вечныя муки и огня геенскаго, и даруй ему причастие и наслаждение вечных Твоих благих, уготованных любящым Тя: аще бо и согреши, но не отступи от Тебе, и несумненно во Отца и Сына и Святаго Духа, Бога Тя в Троице славимаго, верова, и Единицу в Троице и Троицу в Единстве православно даже до последняго своего издыхания исповеда. Темже милостив тому буди, и веру яже в Тя вместо дел вмени, и со святыми Твоими яко Щедр упокой: несть бо человека, иже поживет и не согрешит. Но Ты Един еси кроме всякаго греха, и правда Твоя правда во веки, и Ты еси Един Бог милостей и щедрот, и человеколюбия, и Тебе славу возсылаем, Отцу и Сыну и Святому Духу, ныне и присно и во веки веков. Аминь.

Beth Holleman - May 13, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with and knowing Capt. Igor for 11 years. He was always helpful and incredibly kind. I very much enjoyed all of our conversations over the years. He was keen to talk about his Washington Capitals and of course Ovechkin! He always spoke fondly of his family, especially his wife, children, and especially his grandchildren. Occasionally he would talk about Russia and Soviet Union and I found it so fascinating. The last conversation I had with Capt. Igor was right before I went out on maternity leave and we just talked about family. He gave me a big hug and wished me well. I will always cherish that conversation and all the conversations and memories I have of him-- especially in his aviators! Capt. Igor and family are in my and my families daily prayers. May God Bless him and may he rest in peace.

Belinda Martinez - May 13, 2020

Sending my condolences to Capt. Igor's family. May he rest in peace and my you cherish all the memories made with him.

Guillermo Gonzalez - May 13, 2020

I am truly sorry for your loss, trust that you may find consolation in the memory of good times enjoyed as family and he will continue being present in your lives.

Mike Ryan - May 13, 2020

I communicated with Captain Poletaev shortly prior to his passing and his son was there to pass on my words. Captain Poletaev was a professional’s professional. A very hard working man who was a dedicated Husband and father. He would regularly come to my desk on business and which would evolve into interesting discussions on his very interesting history in Russia and at sea. And of course, his intense interest in ice hockey and his favorite player Ovechkin!! Professionally he could be counted on to maximize the stowage of the ship and account for last minute changes to the cargo volumes and that last minute Class 1 box or surprise break bulk piece. I will very much miss Captain Poletaev and keep him in my thoughts for a long time.

Vina Patel - May 13, 2020 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cancer Society

Dale MacDonald - May 13, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family. May he rest in peace and his memory live on forever.

Filipp - May 13, 2020

Rest in peace, Igor Yurievich. I offer my deepest condolences to the family in connection with this irreparable loss.

Ellen Anitai - May 13, 2020

A number of years ago, I had the opportunity to discuss Captain Igor’s life with him when he allowed me the privilege of writing a personal interest story about him for our Company newsletter. He was such an interesting person. He discussed his background, upbringing and maritime training. But mainly he was so pleased when he discussed his family. His pride shone through as he talked about his wife and children. It was a pleasure to listen... My sincere condolences on your family’s loss. May Captain Igor’s soul rest in peace and his memory be a blessing to all those who knew him.

Elizabeth Small - May 13, 2020

Captain Igor was the best of the best. My condolences to his family, he loved you all very much and spoke of you often, especially his grandchildren.

Andrew Verghese - May 13, 2020

It was with great sadness that I received news about Capt. Igor passing away. I used to have regular discussions with him about our operational issues that we faced and he always went the extra mile to do what best could be done under all the circumstances. Rest In Peace dear friend and my heartfelt condolences to his family.

Greg Willingham - May 13, 2020

Captain Igor was a friend and a true Gentlemen of our industry and brightened my day after talking to him. He was always upbeat except the day after his hockey team lost. I miss our conversations, but will always have his voice with me saying All the Best and you know he meant it. All the Best Igor. Ours prayers will always be with you and your family. Greg.

Tamara Kernodle - May 13, 2020

Captain was a true gentleman and very kind. I will miss his sweet smile. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Gordon Kay - May 13, 2020

My sincere condolences to the family. The good Captain always met you with a smile and a pledge to go the extra mile in helping you. We are all left with good memories of this fine man.

John Ambury - May 13, 2020

Captain Igor was a great and very kind man. I will miss him. My daily prayers are for Capt Igor and his family. With sympathy, and kindness, John

Sarah Feito - May 13, 2020

I'm very sorry for your loss. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Barbara Cummings - May 13, 2020

Capt. Igor was the most pleasant, polite and professional co-worker we all at Zim had the pleasure to work aside of. He certainly allowed us to be a better person in this tough industry. A honor to have worked along side of such a beautiful human being. Hugs to his family.

Semenov Family - May 13, 2020

Our sincerest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Вечная память. The Semenov family

Владимир - May 13, 2020

Нам будет очень не хвать тебя, очень рано ты ушёл из этой жизни. Скорбим. Выражаем искренне наши саболезвование родным и близким. Мы будем помнить о тебе. Пусть земля ему будет пухом.

Michael Cabuay - May 13, 2020

Please accept my heartfelt condolences

Tamar Jimenez - May 13, 2020

So very sorry to hear of the loss of our beloved captain, may he Rest In Peace as his memory brings a smile to your heart each and every day

Heidi Ferrell - May 13, 2020

Captain Poletaev was always very nice to me, and I will definitely miss seeing him at the office. I wish strength and peace to the family during this difficult time.

Staci York - May 13, 2020

Sending thoughts, prayers, love and hugs to Captain Igor's family. May you find peace and comfort.

Arcadia Medeiros - May 13, 2020

Capt. Igor, you were impeccable, remarkable and a true gentlemen. I will truly miss you and it was an honor to work with you for 12 years. My condolences to the entire Poletaev family.

Jessica Krall - May 13, 2020

My sincere condolences to Captain Igor's family on your loss. Igor was always kind to me in our interactions at Zim and was helpful whenever I needed his assistance. He will be greatly missed at Zim by all of the staff. May God grant you peace as you grieve. I was so sorry to hear of his passing. Jessica Krall

Tom Schneid - May 13, 2020

A man of impeccable professionalism and caring attitude that was well respected by all. We had several conversations about family and life and I know he was very proud of his family. He will be sorely missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. My deepest condolences to the family and friends.

Dawn Tatem - May 13, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Igor's passing. Always remember his smiling friendly face at ZIM. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this time.

Alexandra Lapin - May 13, 2020

I'm sorry to learn of your father's passing, Vitali. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Царство небесное.

David Nelson - May 13, 2020

Very sorry for your loss. Captain Igor was wonderful to work with and an individual who was extremely dedicated to his work and well respected in the industry. Our hearts go out to the family during this difficult time and we wish them peace.

Kevin Soocka - May 13, 2020

Deepest condolences to the family of Capt. Igor. It was a pleasure to meet and work with him at ZIM. His voice from our daily operations meeting and telephone conversations will forever be etched in my mind. As we say in Jamaica...Walk good mi fren.

Clarence Duffy - May 13, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Captain Igor will be missed. He was a wonderful work mate and so pleasant to be with.

Alexander Madliar - May 13, 2020

I’m deeply sudden by the news of Capt. Igor passing. Please accept my condolences. Alexander.

Vitaliy Gertsiy - May 13, 2020

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

Robert Landry - May 13, 2020

Vitali, We are so sorry to hear about your father and send our best to you and your family old Buddy. Our prayers are with you all. Rob Landry

Ronnie Newman - May 13, 2020

Captain Igor is a colleague and a friend of all. A dedicated family man and a loyal employee who gave himself to everyone. Always ready to help. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. I miss him! My deepest condolences to the family. Good man ! Ronnie.

Atanas Petrov - May 13, 2020

Please accept my deepest condolences! While I never met Captain Igor in person, we were talking on the phone for work a few times a week for years. He was a good man and talking to him was always a pleasure. He will be missed! Rest In Peace Captain Igor! Fair winds and following seas!

Svetlana V Filimonova - May 13, 2020

Выражаю соболезнования родным и близким о тяжёлой утрате отца, деда, замечательного человека, Игоря Юрьевича Полетаева. Он был капитаном с большой буквы. Царствие ему Небесное. Аминь

Shawn O'Keefe - May 13, 2020

Capt Igor was a dedicated, hard working, enthusiastic person who loved life was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He was a colleague, a mentor, a dedicated employee but even more he was a friend. He always had a smile on his face and was always willing to take the extra step to make sure what he was involved in was done to his satisfaction. I thoroughly enjoyed talking hockey with him especially when the US played Russia in the Olympics and the Juniors. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to his family during this difficult time and may he Rest in Peace. All the Best Capt and I wish you always..... Fair Winds and Following Seas.

Dorrah Nensey - May 12, 2020

With heartfelt condolences for your loss. To God we belong and to HIM is our return . Rest In Peace Captain Igor .

Mary Willingham - May 12, 2020

My most deepest heartfelt sympathy for your family. Igor was a very rare and sweet enthusiastic man who loved life hockey and his family. I am so very sorry for your loss and I will miss hearing him say “all the best“ at the end of a phone call. ZIM will never be the same without him. Best regards and warm wishes and all the best for you. Mary

Dmitry, Olga Sedyshev - May 12, 2020

Соболезнуем, Виталий, утрата отца- это тяжело. Царство небесное рабу Божьему Игорю.

Tatiana - May 12, 2020

No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow. My condolences. Memory eternal! Вечная Игорю память, вечный покой и Царствие ему небесное!

Антон Карпов - May 12, 2020

С тяжёлым сердцем хочу выразить свои соболезнования родным и пожелать Царства Небесного Капитану Игорю Полетаеву и спокойного последнего плавания. Пусть земля ему будет пухом.

Ivan and Elena Kapliouk - May 12, 2020

Our deepest condolences on passing of your father and grandfather. Our prayers are with you and your family in these sorrow times!

Marc Bebee & Natallia Liubetskaya - May 12, 2020

Having met Igor on a few occasions, he was always a bright, fun, and happy man to be around. Vitali, you and your family have our deepest condolences on your loss.

Patrick and Eliane Ntibareha - May 12, 2020

Please accept my condoleances.You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God embrace you in comfort in this difficult time!