Irene Semenoff of Pass Creek quietly passed away after a brief battle with cancer on the morning of Friday, March 11, 2011 with family by her side.
Irene was born in Gibson Creek to Mike and Dorothy Plotnikoff and was the eldest of three children. Irene married Peter Semenoff of Grand Forks on September 9, 1962. They were blessed with four children and spent their lives in Pass Creek.
Irene worked at home most of her life, devoted to raising her family. Later in life, she worked at the Sandman Inn as a housekeeper for 15 years. Since retirement, she spent most of her time with her children and grandchildren attending concerts and sporting events.
She is survived and will be forever missed by her husband Peter Semenoff; son Alfred (Lis), and granddaughters Jessica and Chelsea; daughter Cindy (Duane) Monsen, and grandchildren Laura and Derek; son Keith (Tara), and grandsons Michael and Carter; daughter Leanne (Mark) Palmer, and grandchildren Nicole and Tyler; sister Ruth (Bruce) Buttnor of Rossland; sister-in-law Anita Plotnikoff of Valemount; cousin Nancy Makortoff of Poplar Ridge; along with many nieces and nephews.
Irene was predeceased by her brother Larry Plotnikoff, mother Dorothy Plotnikoff and father Mike Plotnikoff.
Funeral services were held at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Thursday, March 17, 2011, followed by interment at the Pass Creek Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital for their care, all friends and relatives for their support, visits, phone calls, flowers, cards and food. Finally a special thank you to Bill Strilaeff and staff at Castlegar Funeral Chapel for their compassionate service and guidance. Those wishing to make a donation in Irene’s memory, can do so to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Foundation, 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1.