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Date of Passing: Mar 19, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
Helen is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Maria (Silvano) and Elizabeth (Garth), as well as her beloved grandchildren, Christopher, Felicia (Ryan), Nicholas, Alexa and Elenna, whom she loved and cherished with all her heart. She is also survived by her sister Anthoula and brother Vasilis (Valia), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Born in Greece, Helen immigrated to Winnipeg in 1959 and began work at the Health Sciences Centre (Women's Hospital) in 1966 as a Nurse's Aide. Helen loved her work on the Labour and Delivery unit and enjoyed pampering new moms and their babies for 25 years until her retirement. Helen's career on the Labour and Delivery unit helped to cultivate many friendships and she maintained contact with many of her colleagues over the years.
Helen was a very caring and loving mother and grandmother and her greatest passion in life was her family. She was similarly adored by her children and her grandchildren who thought the world of their Yiayia. She loved cooking and sharing the authentic Greek food she made, and would always have a newly crocheted or knitted blanket for her daughters' and nieces' babies. Helen was also a very skilled gardener who loved caring for her plants. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed the news and current events.
We would like to thank Maria Arbuthnot, Mom's dear caregiver and friend for her excellent care. Mom moved to the Rosewood Retirement Residence where she received outstanding care and compassion. We would also like to thank the staff at the Grace Hospital for their exceptional care of Mom.
A private family funeral was held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Publish Date: Mar 27, 2021
A private family service will be held.
Longer obituary to follow in next Saturday's paper.
Publish Date: Mar 20, 2021
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 20, 2021, Mar 27, 2021
Condolences & Memories (1 entries)
We were so sorry to learn of Helen’s passing. Our deepest condolences to Helen’s daughters Maria and Elizabeth and to their families. We first met Helena when she and her husband Prodromos became our next door neighbours on Garfield Street. My brother Kenny and I loved hanging out at Helena’s house and we never turned down her many invitations to feed us some delicious Greek food. Helena was always kind, warm, and welcoming and she made us feel right at home in her house. My sister Connie (deceased) felt the same way as did my parents Irene and Norman McGrath (both deceased). My husband and I had dinner with Helena and Prodromos a few years back at their home in Tuxedo and it brought back the lovely time I had spent with her, Prodromos and Maria on Garfield Street. Helen will always hold a special place in our hearts and in our memories. Patricia Geske Kenneth McGrath - Posted by: Patricia Geske (nee McGrath) (Neighbour/Friend ) on: Apr 05, 2021
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