Helen Semenoff

In Loving Memory of Helen Semenoff (1933-2017)

With great sadness that we announce the passing of Helen Semenoff of Grand Forks on September 2, 2017 at Hardy View Lodge at 84 years of age.

Helen was predeceased by her husband, Peter F. Semenoff, parents, William J. and Helen P. Planedin, her brother Phillip Planedin and sister Nellie Jmaiff.

Helen was born on February 12, 1933 in Grand Forks BC and attended Fructova School.  In 1951 she married Peter F. Semenoff.  They remained in Grand Forks where they raised their son Peter. 

Helen was very industrious and worked as a teller and cashier at various businesses in Grand Forks including Stedman’s, Sunshine Valley Co-op, Grand Forks Credit Union, Shell and Petro Canada gas stations. 

Helen was a life-long member of the USCC.  She volunteered with the Grand Forks USCC Ladies Cooking Group and Pride of the Valley Flower Mill Committee.  She also volunteered at the Boundary Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store. 

In addition to her family, work and volunteering responsibilities, Helen was a compassionate care giver to her parents and her brother for many years.  Helen enjoyed sewing and gardening. 

Helen and her husband Peter F. travelled to Mexico, Hawaii, Nevada and California.  They also enjoyed the many times relatives and friends dropped in to say hello.  A short visit would often turn into a huge lunch or dinner.  A saying Helen had hanging in her kitchen said it all – “True Friends Are Like Diamonds, Precious and Rare”.

Helen is survived by her son Peter (Sherin) of Kamloops, grandsons Nicholas and Michael of Grand Forks, great granddaughter Jayda Davis of Kamloops as well as many treasured nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

A prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm on September 25th at the Grand Forks Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held on September 26th commencing at 10:00 am at the Grand Forks USCC Community Centre, followed by internment at the USCC Cemetery.

We would like to express our gratitude to the doctors and staff at Boundary Hospital and Hardy View Lodge who provided excellent care and comfort for Helen.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Should friends desire, donations to the USCC or your favourite charity, in Helen’s memory, would be appreciated.


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