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Born: Jun 28, 1933

Date of Passing: Nov 06, 2020

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(née LACEY)
June 28, 1933 - November 6, 2020

It is with deep sorrow, that our family
announces the passing of our loving mother, grandmother, and sister. Helen died
peacefully on November 6, 2020 at Riverview Health Centre after courageously fighting cancer.
She is predeceased by her first husband Wilbur and her son Billy Harper, her second husband Roland Vannan and parents, Jack and Ivy Lacey.
Helen will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her son John Harper; daughter Peggy Harper; grandson Wilson; and sisters, Vyvian Anderson (Lee), Peggy McDonald (Jack) and Tari Jones (Alan Sweatman); Roland's daughter Lesley Shumilak (Doug); grandchildren, Alex and Zachary, his son Bradley Vannan (Dorothy); grandchildren, Kristina and Mackenzie.
Helen was born in Elkhorn, Manitoba, and lived in Brandon until she married Wilbur Harper and moved to the United States, where they lived and raised their three
children, John, Billy and Peggy. Helen
returned to Canada in the 1970s and lived in Winnipeg, where she met and married
Roland. Helen loved fashion and home
decorating and was an outstanding
seamstress. For the past 26 years, Helen was a fixture at the St. Norbert Farmer's Market, where she sold handbags, doll clothes and hats she made under the name 'Created by Helen.'
The family extends its sincere thanks to the wonderful staff at Riverview Health Centre for their kind and professional care.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring of 2021.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 21, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • It was very sad to hear of Helen's passing. I would like to extend my sincere condolences to John, Peggy, Tari and the rest of Helen's family. Frank Minaker - Posted by: Frank Minaker (Acquaintance) on: Nov 23, 2020

  • I met Helen at St. Mary's, a wonderful woman. During Rummage sale set up we shared many stories and laughter. I am delighted to own a travel bag she made and my grand daughters continue to enjoy her dolls with the bed and clothing. She will be missed, my heartfelt sympathy to the family. - Posted by: Marlene Simmons (friend) on: Nov 21, 2020

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