Marie (Jmieff) Demoskoff

March 18 1924 – February 14, 2016

Marie passed peacefully with loved ones by her side on February 14, 2016.

Marie was born March 18, 1924 to William and Polly Jmieff in Verigin Sask. She was the third child of seven. Marie went to rural school, having to walk three and a half miles. She completed her grade 8, and then she had to stay home and help her mom and dad on the farm.

In 1942 Marie married George Demoskoff. They had their first daughter Diane in 1943. That year they moved to Grand Forks, B.C. 1948 brought the birth of Kathy. The third daughter, Clara was born in 1955.

Marie always had a big garden. She did all kinds of crafts, she love to quilt and weave. She was a long time USCC member, belonging to the psalmists, the spiritual group and the cooking group. She also loved to sing. Marie belonged to the Grand Forks Senior Citizens Society. Marie was among the first organizers to bring the Chernobyl children to Grand Forks for summer retreats. She hosted and fundraised for this 7 year program. Marie also loved to travel. She’d been to Russia, Mexico and throughout Canada and the United States. Marie was always busy at home, working, or volunteering. She worked at Riverside Auto Court for 14 years, Annie’s Grill and head cook at the ever famous Yale Hotel.

Marie was predeceased by her parents, William and Polly. Her husband George, daughter Clara, three brothers, Billy, Pete, and John, two sisters Pauline of Spokane and Ida of Oliver and son-in law George Zibin.

Survived by two daughters, Diane (Fred) Zibin, Kathy (John)Sheloff, both of Grand Forks. Grandchildren; Donna, Liza, Gordon, Tracy, and Jacob. Sister, Doris Murray of Langley and numerous nieces and nephews. Also close relatives and friends near and far.

The family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses, home support and ambulance drivers for the care of our mother and grandmother (Marie). As well as Grand Forks Funeral Home (Everett Baker), JJ Verigin, Jerry Semenoff, cooks, singers, pallbearers and gravediggers.

We thank you all for your love and support. Funeral service held 10 a.m. at USCC Centre Saturday, February 20, 2016. Internment USCC cemetery.

Mom – Baba Vechnaya Pamyat,

God Bless, rest in peace

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