January 25

Ten Decades Young

Nelson’s Polly Chernoff turns 100 on Saturday. She has 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren

  • Jan. 25, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Nelson’s Polly Chernoff turns 100 on Saturday. Born in Pelly, Saskatchewan to George and Dora Malakoff, she came to BC when she was only a few months old. The family lived at Glade, and then moved to Winlaw when Polly was 16. In 1932, she married Bill Chernoff, and they had four daughters. She also has 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. Polly now lives at Mountain Lake seniors community. Asked the secret to her longevity, her daughter Nellie Konkin suggests: “She never worried too much. She always thought things would work out. She doesn’t stew or fret like an average person.”

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