Nancy Makortoff

Nancy Makortoff, of

Pass Creek, passed away peacefully with her cousins by her side, at the Poplar Ridge Pavilion of Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Thursday, June 4, 2015. She was blessed with 81 years of life.


Nancy was born in Gibson Creek, on

December 31, 1933 to parents Mabel and Sam Makortoff. She attended school in Gibson Creek and graduated from Stanley Humphries High Schoolin 1951. Nancy received post-secondary education in Ottawa and then went to work for the Government of Canada. Including Ottawa, she also worked inVancouver and the Kootenay area for over 25 years.


Nancy loved all life; her dogs, cats and she even had her own pet bear that she fed with the fruit that she picked from her trees. Nancy and her cousin, Irene Semenoff, were very close and spent much of their time together. Nancy even tutored Irene’s children after she moved back to Pass Creek. In May of 2009, Nancy suffered a stroke leaving her paralyzed on her left side. This condition put her into the Poplar Ridge Pavilion.


She was predeceased by her parents Mabel and Sam Makortoff, her brother John, uncles Bill Makortoff, Steve Strelieff and Mike Plotnikoff, her aunt Dorothy Plotnikoff and her cousins Larry Plotnikoff and Irene Semenoff.


Left to mourn her loss is her niece Leann Butouric, her cousins Eric Sterlind and family, Ruth Butnor, husband Bruce, daughtersLori and Trena and their families and Peter Semenoff, children Alfred, wife Liz, daughters Jessica and Chelsea, Cindy Monsen, husband Duane, children Laura and Derek, Keith Semenoff, his sons Michael and Carter, Leanna Palmer and her children Nicole and Tyler, as well as Leroy Plotnikoff, wife Kim and family, Holly Plotnikoff and Tracy Kooznetsoff, her husband Kevin and their family.


Funeral Services were officiated by Leonard Voykin in Pass Creek Community Hall on Friday, June 12, 2015 followed by interment in the Pass Creek Cemetery.


Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.


“May she rest in peace.”