Helen Sherbinin

Helen Sherbinin

With sad hearts the family of Helen Sherbinin of Crescent Valley announces her passing at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, blessed with 90 years of life.

Helen was born in Ootischenia on February 25, 1921 to parents Christine and John Posnikoff. Shortly after her birth, the parents along with their eight children moved to Saskatchewan. It was there that Helen met and married Pete Sherbinin on November 28, 1939. In 1942, the young family moved to Crescent Valley, where they raised four children, and made their home for their entire lives. Helen was a very hospitable lady and enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, knitting, embroidering shawls and singing.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Pete in 2001; sister Mabel Chernoff in 1979; brother Pete in 1978; sister Ruth as a child and sister Annie and brothers Nick and John in their infancy; grandson-in-law Johnny Hadikin in 1996; sister-in-law Tina Sherbinin; son-in-law John Hlookoff in 2009 and sister-in-law Pauline Posnikoff, also in 2009.

Left to mourn their loss daughter Charlotte Hlookoff of South Slocan; son Collin (Kathy) Sherbinin of South Slocan; daughter Irene (Patrick) Poznikoff of South Slocan; and daughter Nettie (Mickey) Shkuratoff of Winlaw; eleven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother Bill Posnikoff of Crescent Valley; sister-in-law Tilda Sherbinin of Crescent Valley; many nieces and nephews and relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held in the Krestova Community Hall on Saturday, March 19, 2011, followed by the interment at the Krestova Cemetery.

May God accept her into His Heavenly Kingdom!

Funeral arrangements were in care of

Castlegar Funeral Chapel.

Castlegar News

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