Gertrude Emma Chernoff (nee Hansen)

Passed away peacefully in Campbell River Hospital on August 31, 2014 with family by her side. Born in Cape Scott on June 23, 1927, she was raised in the Danish community of Holberg, B.C., youngest of 9 children. She was predeceased by her parents and all but one sibling, Betty Olsen in Vancouver.

In 1949 she married Nicholas Chernoff in Vancouver. They settled in Campbell River shortly after and raised a family. Nick died 8 years ago. Left to mourn her passing and remember and honour Gert’s life are her 2 sons Donald and Raymond, daughter Shauvana Ronan (John Zehanoviz), granddaughters Sasheena and Shaina Dawn Bremner and great-grandson Seth.

Besides raising a family, Gert was also employed for a number of years as a support staff at Campbell River Hospital and was a strong supporter of the union, peace and anti-apartheid movements.

She was an animal lover, donated consistently to the SPCA and regularly adopted rescued dogs.

Both she and Nick were very involved in helping to raise their granddaughters which gave Gert a great deal of enjoyment and with whom she remained close until the end. In her last years, her greatest pleasures came from family, her Pomeranian Cassidy and working in her vegetable and flower gardens.

At her request no public service. A private family service will be held at a later date.


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