It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nick Chernoff on March 29th, 2015 at the age of 77.
Nick will be remembered for his big heart and willingness to help others. He loved spending time in nature, his garden, the gravel pit, and in his loader ‘Queen Bess’. Most of all Nick loved spending time with all his grandchildren and family. Nick was well known for his community involvement through his company Trowelex Rentals & Sales and one of his proudest moments was being named the City of Castlegar’s 2012 Citizen of the Year.
Nick met the love of his life, Vera, in 1956 at choir practice. They married in 1959 and have enjoyed spending the last 55 years sharing a mutual favourite past time of going on drives to enjoy the scenery together.
He will be warmly remembered by his children Kevin (Trish) Chernoff, Harold (Tammy) Chernoff, and Shelly Braga. His eight grandchildren Fawn-Lee Chernoff, Nicholas (Tawnya) Chernoff, Megan Chernoff, Brandon Chernoff, Selina Braga, Raissa Chernoff, Shaelynn Braga and Cole Chernoff along with his three great grand children Kiana, Kylie, and Avalon. Nick was predeceased by his parents Pete and Mable Chernoff and his son Nick Chernoff Jr.
A service will be held at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on April 7th at 10am with a lunch to follow. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the local children’s charity of your choice in Nick’s honour.