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Born: Jan 20, 1929

Date of Passing: Apr 22, 2021

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January 20, 1929 - April 22, 2021

With sad hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother at age 92.
Helen was predeceased by her beloved husband Fred in 2012; parents. Kathleen and Joseph Wolanik; brother-in-law Joseph Fleming and his son Kevin.
Honouring her memory are her children, Raymond (Marcia), Joyce (Bob), Brian (Helen), and Leslie (Maurice); grandchildren, Erica (Ryan), Haley (Ryan), Andrea, Diana, Sarah, Katherine; and great-grandchildren, Jordan, Cecily, Owen and Connor.
Also remembering her with love are her sister Carole Fleming and her family.
Helen raised her family with unconditional love and commitment. In the 1970s, she became an LPN and then a Teacher's Aide where she met the love of her life, Fred. They married in 1982 and shared over 30 wonderful years together. In 1996, Helen had a liver transplant which gave her another 25 years of life. She felt immense gratitude at being the recipient of such a gift and lived each day to the fullest. Her love of nature and music gave her endless enjoyment. She took great pride in supporting and encouraging her grandchildren's many talents and achievements.
Helen had a quiet and steadfast faith that sustained her throughout her life's journey. Her positive attitude enabled her to face life's challenges with strength and grace.

Helen lived by these words:

Let every dawn of morning be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun as its close. Then let every one of these short lives leave its sure record of some kindly thing done for others, some goodly strength or knowledge gained for yourself. - John Ruskin

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation,

Until we meet again, we love you Mom.

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

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 01, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I saw Helen once a year at Jessica Lake when she was out visiting at Joe and Carole‚Äôs cottage. She was such a kind hearted, soft spoken, gentle lady. She was like a butterfly. She would land gently on a lawn chair beside me, speak softly and was always delighted to hear about me and my family. Then she fluttered away to talk with someone else, my mom, my sisters Coney, Maroah or my brother Wayne. I always appreciated our lake visit and her positive words. My sincere sympathy to Raymond, Joyce, Brian and Leslie on the loss of your dear Mother. - Posted by: Lorise Clark (Sister of Joe Fleming and Sister-in-law of Carole Fleming) on: May 04, 2021

  • Grandma Helen, You were always so encouraging and supported us all in many ways. I'll miss your gentle voice, your laughter, your kind spirit and our phone calls. Thank you for being the most wonderful Grandma a girl could ask for. Rest in peace, sweet Grandma. I love you. Love Andrea. - Posted by: Andrea (Granddaughter ) on: May 01, 2021

  • Helen always had a kind smile, a positive outlook and encouraging words. She will be missed. My heartfelt condolences to her family. Maroah Borgia - Posted by: Maroah Borgia (Sister to Joe Fleming) on: May 01, 2021

  • Great good natured, hardworking woman, sister, mother, aunt, raised four beautiful and intreresting children in the centre of Canada (Winnipeg)! Loved her cooking as well. - Posted by: Pamela Boese, Pat Soles, Gavin Simpson (Carole Fleming, sister of Helen, nieces and nephew) on: May 01, 2021

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