It is with deepest sorrow we announce the passing of our beautiful mother, grandmother, Frances Horkoff (nee Plotnikoff/Jmaeff). Born in 1934 at Verigin Saskatchewan where she enjoyed living a farming life until moving to Grand Forks in the early 40’s.
She was married in Grand Forks and had five children to raise. She loved gardening and cooking, especially the traditional Russian foods. She was an amazing cook, very often treating us to her delicious dishes. She grew the most amazing gardens passing on her gardening skills and secrets to us. She loved flowers, camping, bluegrass, old country and gospel music, often singing to her favourite songs. Mom loved a good hearted laugh and winning at Bingo. She loved family gatherings and meals. Her visits with her grandchildren great-grandchildren were very special to her heart. She had an open door and loved family and friends visits and reminiscing her childhood years on the farm with us. Oh so many stories to cherish.
Mom passed on Nov. 12 with family at her side at Hardyview Auxillary Manor, were she had lived for the past five years. She often spoke of the angels that took care of her there, making special friends with the care aids and residence, her second family. Mom left us with a wealth of recipes and gardening advice we use to this day with amazing results. Mom was predeceased by her brother Harry in 1948, her step-dad Bill Jmaeff in 1987, her mother Nora (Anastasia) Jmaeff in 2001, her children, son Jackie in 1955, daughter Tracy Lynn in 1985 and son Allan in 2009. She is survived by her son Peter (Cecile), son Bill, granddaughters Shelly and Jackie, great-grandson Drae and great-granddaughter Abi, along with other family and relatives.
A golden heart stopped beating, working hands put to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.
Mom, you left us with a fulfillment that can never be emptied and now there is this emptiness that can never be filled. There will be a private family gathering and
celebration of life at a later date.