HELEN SEMENOFF

Helen Semenoff passed away peacefully in Boundary Hospital on October 29, 2014. She was born on May 14, 1935 in Shoreacres BC to Alex and Gonia Kalmakoff, and had two older brothers Alec and Walter. In 1949 the family moved to Grand Forks, where Helen worked and took schooling. Later, she travelled for work to Calgary, Dawson Creek, and Vancouver. She married Bill Semenoff in 1967 and they had two sons, Robert and Howard. Returning to Grand Forks in 1981, Helen kept busy with a variety of jobs including farming, long-term care aide, and cashier at ‘Wally’s World’ Shell. In her free time, she participated in the USCC cooking groups and choirs, knitted, crocheted, gardened, taught ESL and volunteered as a tax preparer. She is sadly missed by her children Robert and Howard, her brother Alec, sister-in-law Florence, and many nieces, nephews and extended family. Arrangements for her burial at the USCC cemetery were entrusted to Grand Forks Funeral Home.


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