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Mike Seminoff

August 4, 1942 - March 6, 2012


Mike Seminoff passed away March 6, 2012; in the very same home he was born in, his loving family by his side. Born at Willow Point, BC on August 4, 1942; Mike spent much of his childhood exploring the same mountains that he continued to enjoy all through his life. Mike was always happiest snowmobiling on Meadow Mountain. Mike learned to ride in 1969 and continued until his last ride on Boxing Day 2011, spent with his family.
A love of all things with engines lead to both a career and a lifestyle for Mike. Mike competed in snowmobile racing, stock car racing and drag racing. An automotive mechanic by trade, he began by working at Downtown Texaco and Acklands Machine Shop before owning a number of businesses of his own. A natural entrepreneur, Mike owned Kokanee Chevron and was a partner in Lakeview Motors until his love of snowmobiling led him to open his own motorsports dealership. Mike opened Kootenay Sleds and Wheels in 1978 where he worked until he sold the business and retired in 2004. Mike also enjoyed hot rods; after he retired he worked endlessly at restoring a 1957 Chevy Wagon, which he entered in various car shows.
Mike is survived by his wife Sandra (McDonald), sons Aaron (Jen) and Shawn (Michelle). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lauren (Aaron); Chelsea (Dan); Ryan; and Jared (Sam) Seminoff; brothers Bill (Jean) of Vancouver; Nick (Darlene) of Sayward BC; sisters Vera of Lethbridge and Elly of Pass Creek. Mike was predeceased by his parents Nick and Mary Seminoff; brothers Nick and Sam and his in-laws Alec and Betty McDonald.
As per Mike’s wishes there will be no service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Mike’s name to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, 3 View Street, Nelson, BC V1L 9Z9
Grandpa: You were the reason I got to ride and race dirt bikes and snowmobiles all through my life. Your passion for motorsports paved the way for all of us to grow up riding and racing, and for my dad to eventually follow in your footsteps. You were my first boss, teaching me to work hard, leading by example. You were respected by all who knew you and will be missed by your friends and family. You lived a good life, accomplishing your goals all the way until the end. Ride on, Grandpa.

Written by LS


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Verna Saliken
Relation: Neighbor and Friend

My deepest sympathies to Sandra, Aaron, Shawn and their families. Hold tight to the memories for comfort, lean on your family and friends for strength and know that others share in your sorrow during this difficult time.

Verna Saliken

From: jack and sharry heighton
Relation: friend

sharry and i would like to sent our deepest condolences to sandra and family. i spent many hours atving and sledding with mike he was one heck of a guy and will truly be missed.I will light a candle and crack a bud like old times

From: Tom McDonald
Relation: Mikes wife Sandra is my cousin

My conolence Sandra, he was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. We all love you, Tom

From: Linda Linn
Relation: friend

Sandra & family. May you know that others walk with you in your grief. Mike was an exceptional person and he will be missed by all. Take care of yourself. Linda Linn

From: Corey, Jocelyn, Logan & Dylan Jacobs
Relation: Friends

Our love and thoughts are with you Sandra, Aaron, Shawn and families. Mike was an incredible man and was treasured by many. Please know that we are here if there is any way that we can be of help at this time. Our deepest condolences, The Jacobs Family

From: Kip St. Thomas
Relation: Friend

To the Seminoffs:

Mike was a kind, hard working man with a good sense of humour.This is a great loss,my heart goes out to you all.


From: Andy & Ann Popoff
Relation: Long time friend and fellow car guy

Our sincerest condolences to Sandra, Shaun and Aaron and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mike was a great guy!!!

From: Bren & Al
Relation: cousin -in-law/friend

Our hearts are home with you. We send our deepest condolences and, of course, our love. We have been so lucky to have you as family and friends – for ever – “Ride On” Mike!

From: Gerald Wiese
Relation: Friend

I am very saddened to learn of Mike’s passing. My sympathy goes out to Sandra, Aaron ,Shawn and families. I’m sure where ever Mike is now he’s busy tinkering on something to make it go faster. Godspeed Hammer! G

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