It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nancy Chernoff, a long-time resident of Salmo. Nancy passed away at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on May 18, 2014. She fought a long courageous battle with cancer. Nancy was born in Verigin, Saskatchewan on July 29, 1935.
Nancy’s family moved to the Kootenay’s in 1941. She graduated in 1954 from Nelson High School and later married Peter Chernoff. The couple settled in Salmo where they raised their two children.
She was an avid gardener and also enjoyed sewing, knitting and everyone enjoyed her baking. Nancy volunteered in children’s activities and was a Salmo Newsletter volunteer. Her greatest joy was her family, which she showed in so many wonderful ways.
Nancy was predeceased by her husband Peter Chernoff, her mother Mary Hlookoff, her father Mike Chernoff, and her step-father Peter Hlookoff.
She is survived by her son Mark Chernoff, her daughter Zenda (Robert) Frame, her grandchildren; Ryan and Trevor, her brother Allen Hlookoff, and her sister-in-law “sister” Elizabeth Konkin.
The family wishes to express their gratitude for all the care and support that was given to Nancy. Special thanks to her “sisters” Liz Konkin, Norma Waterstreet and Joan Field for helping in so many ways. Thank you so much to Dr. Scotland and the amazing staff in Oncology. Nancy called them her “second family”. Also thank you so much to the wonderful doctors and staff at the Salmo Medical Clinic.
By Nancy’s request, there will not be a service. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.