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Born: Sep 23, 1931

Date of Passing: Sep 10, 2020

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September 23, 1931 - September 10, 2020

Helen Whitlaw passed away peacefully on September 10, 2020, at the Poseidon Care Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 88 years.
Born in Winnipeg to Nicholas and Anna Skorodenski, Helen was a school teacher whose first teaching position was in Deloraine, Manitoba, where she met the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Whitlaw. They married and had two sons: Craig and Jamie. Helen and Bob were married for 58 happy years until Bob's passing in 2015.
Helen was a gifted artist who also loved gardening, curling, cooking and crafting. She enjoyed many summers with her family at the cottage at Victoria Beach.
Helen was predeceased by her parents, her loving husband Bob in 2015, son Craig in 2015, and sister Jean in 2016.
She is survived by her son Jamie, grandchildren, Mark (Jen), Michael (Erin), Quinn and Hannah, as well as her two great-granddaughters, Emma and Hailey.
Special thanks to the second-floor staff at Poseidon for the compassion and kindness they have displayed during her lengthy stay.
Donations may be made in her honour to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10-120 Donald St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4G2.
As per Helen's wishes, cremation and a private interment has taken place at the Neil Bardal Funeral Centre.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Bob & Helen were frequent visitors at our farm when I was growing up! My sister Wendy was the flower girl at their wedding. Many fond memories of them! R I P Helen!. My sympathy to all the family! - Posted by: Sharon (Whitlaw)Weidenhamer (Bob's cousin) on: Sep 22, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to Helen's family at her passing. She and Bob were my favourite neighbours of all time. I cherish the memories of our 10 year friendship living next door to each other on Battershill Street in East Kildonan. Blessed be her memory. - Posted by: Gayle Moore-Morrans (formerly Johannesson) (former neighbour) on: Sep 19, 2020

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