September 7.1920 – July 4, 2015
It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Famenoff announces her passing on July 4, 2015. Her memory will forever live with us. Mary was born in Pelly, Sakatchewan, September 7,1920 to Carl and Molly Chernencove. The family moved to Yuba City, California where Mary started school. In 1928 the family travelled to the Ukraine to visit relatives and were trapped behind the iron curtain for three years before escaping and returning to Canada. Mary grew up in Castlegar, B.C. and later Nelson, B.C. Marrying and giving birth to four children Mary, Sonya, Jerry and John. In 1962 the family moved to Kelowna where Mary started work at Kelowna General Hospital and worked there until her retirement in 1982. Mary lost her husband John in a tragic accident in 1964 and never remarried. Mary loved music, dancing, gardening and her many friends, but especially her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mary was a devout Christian and attended church services regularly.
Mary was predeceased by her parents, her brother Nick and sister Anne. Mary leaves behind her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and nephew to mourn her passing.
The family would like to thank Dr. Outram and the staff at Cottonwoods facility for their excellent and loving care, especially the staff on the Cedar Wing. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.