Nora was born in Brilliant B.C. on Jan 12th 1940, to Helen and Alec Chernoff. She spent her younger days growing up in Ootishenia and later moving to Robson. She worked in Nelson at Safeway as a meat wrapper for several years. After having her daughter Della, she met and married John Voykin on Oct. 12th 1965 and settled in Ymir. From this marriage she gained a stepson and step daughter. Later she gave birth to a son Jason, who sadly passed at a very young age. Later they had a daughter Myra.
After living in Ymir for many years, Nora and John later moved to Salmo where they lived for quite some time. Nora had many friends in Ymir and Salmo. She loved playing cards, visiting with friends and family, building puzzles, and mostly spending time with her grandchildren. She was loved very much and will be sadly missed. Nora was predeceased by her birthmother Helen, step mother Martha, father Alec Chernoff, infant son Jason, sister Helen Kinakin, sister Mary Popoff and very recently her husband John Voykin.
She is survived by her children Walter and Patty Voykin; Marcia and Mike Sofonoff; Della and Gordon Swetlishoff; and Myra Scott, as well as her 12 grand children, 10 great grand children and many nieces and nephews.
We would like to give special thanks to the great staff at the Kelowna Hospice House for their special care, love and support. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ www.MyAlternatives.ca . Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES ®
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