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HELEN BORODY

Born: Jan 06, 1926

Date of Passing: Aug 29, 2013

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HELEN BORODY 1926 - 2013 Helen was born in Winnipeg on January 6, 1926, only daughter of John and Frances Bajurny. She had two brothers, Frank and Stan. She grew up in Kenora and Bradford, Ontario. She returned to Winnipeg in 1947 to marry Walter Borody. Helen was a committed wife and mother. She saw her role as a true labour of love. She gave her children love, support and the greatest gift of all, independence. Her children are grateful for her courage. She loved to entertain. Her bridge group was legendary. For decades her home was regularly filled with the laughter of the bridge ladies'. She was a regular on the golf course at Breezy Bend Golf and Country Club. She loved being at the cottage in the summer at Brereton Lake. In 1972 she became a regular fixture in the family business, C.W. Pooles and Company. She looked after clients, did the books and generally kept Wally in line (a full time job in itself). She continued to work in the business until late 2005. Her later years were spent in Tuxedo Villa. Our family is grateful for the care she received from those we refer to as the angels'. A special thank you goes to her caregiver Vida Venzon who made her last years much brighter. Helen passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013 with family at her side. Left to mourn are her children John (Corinne Caron), Robert (Wendy) and Carol-Ann (Peter Siemens), her grandchildren Crystal (Philip Campbell), Lisa, Matthew, step-grandchildren Dallas Henson (Brian), Brad Crawford (Haruka Ueno), Shannon Friesen (Kenton), and step-great-grandchildren Emma, Kaya and Azsa. She is predeceased by her parents, her brothers, her husband and her son Richard. A celebration of her life is to be held at Chapel Lawn, 4000 Portage Avenue on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Reception and interment to follow. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit our website. Chapel Lawn www.chapellawn.ca 885-9715

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 31, 2013

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Dear Carol-Ann and family, I was very sad to learn of your loss, seeing you at the St. Mary's Homecoming on Sunday. When I pass Tuxedo in my weekly travels, I wonder if it is a Tuesday, visiting day... and I think of you both :) I know your Mom was special to you from the first time I met her at the Mother/daughter breakfast in our graduating year, again in your office at CW, she was so darn efficient and she knew how to get your attention, and lastly, seeing her at lunch with you at Kenaston Original Joe's :) She is loved and remembered... p.s. My Mom enjoyed your company ! - Posted by: Colleen Ridley (Friend of Carol-Ann) on: Oct 04, 2013

  • Auntie Helen - what a courageous lady, what a great aunt. Her strength of character was obvious to all. I will always remember her wonderful way of getting the message across and her tenacious ability to make things happen with grace. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Borody family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Patti Kernaghan & Pierre Coupey (Niece) on: Sep 16, 2013

  • I was very saddened to learn of Helen's passing on my return from vacation. I had a great deal of respect for Helen and always appreciated her no-nonsense manner of getting things done in the office (including managing Wally!) and her very kindly, matter-of-fact solution to any problem, personal or otherwise. I'm sure she will join Wally in the great insurance office in the sky -- or will she find him on the golf course? My deepest condolences to all of Helen's family. - Posted by: Carmen Howatt (client / friend) on: Sep 05, 2013

  • My sincere condolences from my family to you and yours - Posted by: Terry Neplyk () on: Sep 05, 2013

  • As I reflect on my Auntie Helen the first thing I think of is those fabulous Christmas dinners that of course went off without a hitch and how she kept those Borody boys in line. I remember picking her up from the train station on her last trip out to Vancouver and how happy she was talking about her family and asking all kinds of questions about ours. What a great Aunt and what a great Life. To Auntie Helen - Posted by: Darcy Kernaghan (Nephew) on: Sep 04, 2013

  • So sorry to hear of Helen's passing. She was a major influence in my life from day 1, as well as my Mom's best friend and travelling companion. The first thing I think of when I think of Helen is her laugh. It was so infectious and joyous and she saw so much humour in everyday life. She was such a wonderful and loyal friend to our family from the River Oaks days forward. I knew I could always go to her if my own Mom wasn't available (although the "Board of Education" in the kitchen did scare me to bits as a little kid! She and Wally hosted a wedding shower for Rod and I so that we could see all the old neighbours and bridge friends before our wedding. I still have and treasure the gifts we received that evening. Helen was a warm, generous and courageous lady of great faith and I will miss her for the rest of my life. Our deepest sympathies for your loss, John, Rob, Carol Ann and families. I pray that she is at peace and reunited with Wally and Richard. Love, Allyson and Rod - Posted by: Allyson Hannaford (Friend) on: Sep 01, 2013

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