September 1, 1928 – January 17, 2017
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Elizabeth Chernoff. Elizabeth was born in Kylemore, Saskatchewan on September 1, 1928 to Eli William Chernenkoff and Polly Gretchen Chernenkoff. Elizabeth had five older siblings: Nick, Mabel, George, Mike and Ann.
Elizabeth came to B.C. in 1942 at the age of 14 and resided in Appledale. She married Harry J. Chernoff on June 7, 1947 and together they raised 3 children: Wayne, Elizabeth and Cary.
Elizabeth spent many years giving of herself to her family by marvelous baking, cooking, and gardening. Elizabeth ensured that everyone in her family had hand-made wool Baba blankets for all the memorable occasions from newlyweds to births, and even some just because. For many years she gifted her beautiful timeless crocheted doilies, small as coasters or large enough to drape tables and beds.
Elizabeth enjoyed helping others and was a dedicated member of many organizations: 15 years to Hospice, South Slocan Hospital Auxiliary, family casket making, Slocan Valley Choir, Seniors Psalm singers, Nelson Ladies Choir, USCC Cultural Interpretive Society – People Loving People, and was actively involved in Castlewood with exercise programs. Elizabeth always found time to visit her husband Harry who was under acute care service from 2008, and to crochet and knit beautiful scarves and other items for gift giving, and even with failing health, her last crocheted gift completed a few weeks ago.
Elizabeth enjoyed staying in touch with family and always looked forward to receiving pictures of her 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren….they were her pride and joy.
Over the years, Elizabeth traveled to places such as Mexico, Germany, parts of the US, USSR, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Georgia, right across Canada, and two cruises to Alaska.
Elizabeth was predeceased by her mother Polly in 1954, infant daughter in 1964, sister Mabel in 1967, brother George, father Eli in 1970, brother Nick in 1994, sister Ann in 2006, brother Mike in 2011 and husband Harry of 67 years in 2014.
A service was held January 23, 2017 at the Appledale Community Hall. Castlegar Funeral Chapel was in care of arrangements.
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