Nora was born to parents Alex and Polly Holoboff (Kabatoff) on December 1, 1921, at Verigin, Saskatchewan.
When Nora was a young child, her parents and grandparents moved to Los Angeles, CA. The families found employment with the Goodyear Company, however, they returned to Saskatchewan a few years later where her brothers Peter and Lawrence were born. When Nora was a teenager, her family moved to Grand Forks, where brother Walter was born. They joined family members already homesteading the entire area of the current Tastee Treet.
Nora’s passions were needlework and gardening. Even as a teenager, she preferred to work on her embroidery at home, rather than partying with friends.
Nora married Peter Siminoff on January 20, 1945. They bought a 20-acre farm in the Carson Road area, and worked hard to work to develop the land together. They were honoured to later have their road named after them. In the early years, they grew onions and flowers for seeds, later going into the egg production business, providing eggs to many local stores and restaurants. They improved and upgraded their small log house and yard over the years. When Nora wasn’t busy with her needlework, she could always be found outdoors tending her vegetable garden and beautiful flowers.
Nora and Peter had two daughters, Irene (Perepolkin) and Diane (Klein).
Nora was predeceased by her father, mother, husband Peter and brother Peter. She is survived by her two brothers, Lawrence and Walter; her first daughter Irene, and her children: Lynda (John), Tracy (Steve), Clifford (Tammy) and Nancy. Nora is also survived by her daughter Diane, and her children: Scott (Leanne), Amy (Dave) and Ryan (Tanis); seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at the Grand Forks Funeral Home on Friday, July 13, at 11 a.m., followed by internment at Evergreen Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Everett Baker of Grand Forks Funeral Home.