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Born: Nov 28, 1945

Date of Passing: Jul 16, 2021

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(a.k.a. The HELSTER)
1945 - 2021

It is with sadness we announce Helen's peaceful passing on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Riverview Health Centre at the age of 75 years.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 53 years, Marty, one daughter Kirsten, one son Adam (Jenn) of North Vancouver, BC and extended family and friends.
Predeceased by her son Matthew, her parents and one sister.
Helen was born in Winnipeg November 28, 1945 and grew up in the St. James and Windsor Park areas. She graduated from Windsor Park Collegiate and worked in the accounting department in Eaton's downtown. Helen married Marty on October 7, 1967 and eventually settled in Winnipeg in 1977 where they raised their family. When the children had grown Helen returned to the work environment, employed as a flight dispatcher for Perimeter Airlines. After their retirement Marty and Helen travelled extensively spending winters in Hemet California enjoying their 5th wheel.
In keeping with Helen's wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held.
The family wish to extend their deepest gratitude to the Doctors and staff on 3E at Riverview Health Centre for their care and compassion.
Donations on Helen's behalf may be considered to the Winnipeg Humane Society.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 24, 2021

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • We are so sorry to hear of Helen's passing and send sincere condolences to you and your family. Sincerely, Jack & Janis Nelson - Posted by: Jack I Nelson (Friends) on: Aug 03, 2021

  • We have so many great memories from the many years we’ve known Helen. Annual parties in June at the Jacques home, Country Fest, Bird River, Scavenger Hunts, the dreaded Socials and Florida to say but a few. We’re grateful for the friendship and the many memories. Our sincerest sympathies to the Jacques family. Hugs to you all ❤️ Kathy & Gary - Posted by: Kathy & Gary (Friends) on: Jul 29, 2021

  • Marty, we were so sorry to hear about Helen's passing & our sincere condolences to you & your family. We have some wonderful memories, from Southeast Asia to the bars in Temecula. Sincerely, Greg & Karen Eastwood - Posted by: Greg & Karen Eastwood (Friend) on: Jul 29, 2021

  • Marty, family and your many friends; Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Helen. She was a valued member of the Perimeter family and we were blessed to have have had the privilege of working (and partying) with her. - Posted by: Mark and Christine Wehrle (Friends) on: Jul 26, 2021

  • Helen always had a smile. I will miss seeing her come across the road with you Marty on your golf cart. Helen really was a gift to anyone that knew her. May she finally rest in peace. - Posted by: Diane Bourbonnais (Friend) on: Jul 25, 2021

  • Saddened to learn of Helen’s passing - sincere condolences as you and your family members grieve the loss of that very important lady in your lives. The relationship you two shared was very special. Sandy MacCulloch Qualicum Beach, BC - Posted by: Sandy MacCulloch (Friend - co-worker) on: Jul 25, 2021

  • "Martin B" sincere condolences to you and the family at this extremely sad time. Helen was a lovely lady. I fondly remember the occasional music trivia she and I used to partake in when we both shared an office at Perimeter in the mid 80's. "Norman Greenbaum"...she blew me away with that one. In reflecting back I am certain she is now resting with the " Spirit in the Sky". Paul Risk - Posted by: Paul Risk (Co-worker) on: Jul 25, 2021

  • Dear Marty and family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of courageous Helen…a beautiful, thoughtful and brave woman. She was so welcoming when we were visiting Winnipeg. Her smile lit up the room. She was always interested in catching up on the news of our side of the family and included welcoming one of my dear friends, Roberta, who visited your home with me….and who regularly asked for news of you both. She was truly a sweet gift to all who knew her and will be missed. Betty Prosser…Qualicum Beach - Posted by: Betty Prosser (Cousin) on: Jul 24, 2021

  • Marty and family, we are so sorry for the loss of Helen. We have many fond memories of times shared with you at Country Fest. Helen will be missed. Cherish the memories. - Posted by: Bev and Rod Smith (Friends) on: Jul 24, 2021

  • Marty, Curt and Wendy Collins here. we would like to offer our sincere condolences to you and your family at this sad time. We have very fond memories of Helen all the way back to the original days of Perimeter. She was always the kind hearted, thoughtful one in the crowd! Dinners at your place and ours, always a kind word and a heartfelt laugh. Our thoughts our with you, take care. - Posted by: Curtis Collins (Friend) on: Jul 24, 2021

  • Marty, so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful and fun person. - Posted by: Fred Pratt (Co-worker) on: Jul 24, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences go out to Marty, all his family, and the friends of Helen. I got to know Marty and Helen while we all worked at Perimeter Airlines in the mid 1970s. We worked hard and enjoyed all the friendships that a small company fosters. Marty and Helen were always a big part of all our social gatherings, and hosted many parties at their home south of Winnipeg. Helen was never one to feel sorry for herself as she dealt with all the health issues that she faced the last number of years. I will always remember her ready smile and infectious laugh. She will be missed by all. Sincerely, Kim and Lynn Sharpe, Qualicum Beach - Posted by: Kim Sharpe (Friend) on: Jul 24, 2021

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