On May 12, 2012 Bill passed away peacefully at Hardy View Lodge in Grand Forks, BC under the care of a truly loving and caring staff. His family stayed vigilant at his bedside during his final hours which allowed him to let go of his time on earth knowing he was loved and cherished.
Bill worked as an auto-mechanic and millwright in the Kootenays his entire life. His love for his family was his purpose in life. His passion was Christina Lake and he spent many hours with his family and friends, water-skiing, camping and boating. He will be missed greatly by those who were blessed to share time with him.
Bill is survived by his wife, Nancy (Vishloff) Jmieff, daughter Elena Kerns, son Steve and daughter Katya Crous. He is also survived by son-in-law Gene Kerns and daughter-in-law Joyce Jmieff, 7 grandchildren and 4 great-granchildren and sister Tanka Wasilenkoff. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Alec and sisters Molly Strelaeff and Polly Chernoff.
Private services will be held by the family.
In lieu of flowers, Bill’s family requests donations to the USCC at: www.usccdoukhobors.org/donatewebsite.htm