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Date of Passing: Sep 18, 2021

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Peacefully, with her husband of 55 years holding her hand, Helene Prystupa passed away in the early morning hours of September 18, 2021. While she joins her parents, Therese and Marcien Sanche in Heaven, she leaves behind her beloved husband John Justin Prystupa. She also leaves her son Mark Prystupa (Cheryl); daughters, Brenda Funari (Tom), and Nancy Davidson (Chuck) and grandchildren, Dale Prystupa, Rebecca Funari, Julie Prystupa, Susan Prystupa, Francesco Funari, Cameron Davidson, Cara Davidson and Caleigh Davidson. She will be greatly missed by her many surviving brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews and especially her special sister, Rose Marie Oke.
Through Helene's journey in life she acquired many friends and is greatly known for her gentle, kind and positive attitude. She was always the one to find the joy in any situation and used her positive outlook to survive breast cancer in 1989. She held a strong dedication to building community and was active in Tecumseh 4-H, Catholic Women's League and various church groups. She was a devout Christian who started every morning with praying the Rosary. Until the final years of her life, when her health started to fail, regular church attendance was so important to her. She felt fulfilled when she was able to attend services with her family by her side.
Her greatest joy in life was her family, especially her grandchildren. Many memories were made with the older five grandchildren camping at the Big Whiteshell, from early morning fishing, to days at the beach and late-night wiener roasts. Later in life she was blessed with three more grandchildren who rekindled her inner child. She felt such joy each time they gave her a makeover or played one of the many games they made up. She truly appreciated and took advantage of the technology that allowed her to keep in constant contact with her children and grandchildren as they spread their wings and moved throughout the country.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Hospital of Winnipeg or the Manitoba Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave. Please call 204-885-9715 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to reserve your seat.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 25, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • I have such fond memories of Helen. We worked together for many years. Helen was always there to brighten ones day. Helen always had a smile and always saw in the best in everyone. In the last few years Helen and I played scrabble together on line. Blessings for all the family and Helen may you Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Kathy Hookham (Friend) on: Sep 28, 2021

  • John and family and the Sanche family. My sincere condolences on the loss of Helen. I remember her smile and the joy she constantly emitted. She will be missed. - Posted by: Noelle Closson (Cousin) on: Sep 28, 2021

  • My prayers and thoughts are with Helene's family today and in the days to come. Sincerely, Dianne - Posted by: Dianne Hutchison (Helene worked with my husband Gordon.) on: Sep 28, 2021

  • I had the great pleasure of working with Helene for many years at WHROC. She was always a most helpful, honest, friendly person. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My sincere sympathy to all of her family. - Posted by: Heather Hartry (Friend) on: Sep 28, 2021

  • Dear Brenda and Family, What a beautiful remembrance of your dear Mother! Thank you for sharing her spirit through her obituary. My sincere sympathy and loving prayers are with you. Your Mother will continue to be a blessing for you in a new way, now that she is in the loving presence of our gracious God... Sister Alice - Posted by: Alice Konefall (friend ) on: Sep 27, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences on the passing of your beautiful and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. May God give you strength and peace through this very difficult time. - Posted by: Joe and Rita Funari (Brother/Sister-in-law) on: Sep 27, 2021

  • Helen you will missed by the Camp Morton Ladies Aid Committee as your presence among us was appreciated and valued. Rest well in Heaven as the church prayed for you at Sunday Mass yesterday. - Posted by: Carmen Whittle (Friend) on: Sep 27, 2021

  • Sincere Condolences to John and Family - Posted by: Catherine Moffit (Frienf) on: Sep 25, 2021

  • Our deepest , heart felt condolences in the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother Hugs and prayers of strength for you John and your family. Rest In Peace dear Helene. - Posted by: Lou and Pam Sanche (Brother and sisters-in-law ) on: Sep 25, 2021

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