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Date of Passing: Jan 20, 2021

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Helena (Lena) Balzer, she passed away on January 20, 2021, she was 96 years old on December 30.
Our Aunty and Great-Aunty Lena had a deep faith. She knew the Lord and her family were walking beside her every step of the way. We will miss her wit and love of life. She fought a long battle and deserves peace.
Helena leaves to mourn her loving nieces and nephews, their families and friends. Helena was predeceased by her parents, five sisters and two brothers.
Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Donwood Personal Care Home for their love, care and compassion of Helena.
A small private Celebration of Life will be held on February 1, 2021 at North Kildonan Manitoba Church, live streaming to start at 10:50 a.m., with interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, 4000 Portage Ave.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Donwood Manor Personal Care Home.
For those who wish to view the livestream service please contact Chapel Lawn Funeral Home.

For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 30, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I had the pleasure of being Helena’s HomeCare worker for several months before my retirement. Helena was a lovely, sweet lady and many a time we shared a joke or a song. She was amazed that I knew the same songs she did and while I bathed her we would sing together. I truly hope that many other people got to know Helena because if they did then they would say the same things; that she was a kind, decent sweet lady. I’ve thought of Helena many times over these past couple of years since I retired and thinking of her always brought a smile to my face. - Posted by: Kim Stoyko (Former HomeCare worker ) on: Jan 31, 2021

  • My mom and as we called her Aunt Lena grew up together in Winnipeg. We stayed in contact and whenever Mary and Aunt Lena would come to Vancouver Island we would go over and meet them and visit. I lost contact with Aunt Lena in 2019 when we were selling and moving and she moved to Donwood Manor. I tried to find her but had no luck. She was a very special person and we will miss her a lot. I would love for someone from the family to contact us just to talk. My condolences to the family and our prayers are with you all. Christine Reimer and Kathleen Prevost - Posted by: Christine Reimer/Kathleen Prevost (My mom Kay Reimer was her best friend growing up in winnipeg) on: Jan 30, 2021

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