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Born: Oct 28, 1951
Date of Passing: Oct 14, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
October 28, 1951 October 14, 2021
Left to cherish her memory is her husband Bob; daughters, Lorrie (George) and Joanne (Derek); granddaughter Violet; brother Michael (Victoria); brother-in-law Don (Laurel Lee) Gilles and sister-in-law Alison; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Helen was predeceased by her parents, Alice and Armand Desautels; her mother and father-in-law, Jim and Phyllis Salmon; as well as sisters, Lorraine Delveaux and Cecile Desautels.
Helen was born in Winnipeg and raised on St. Charles Street. She attended St. Charles Catholic School, as well as John Taylor Collegiate. In the summer of 1971, she met the love of her life, Bob and they were married later that same year. They would have celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on October 29th of this year.
Helen was a stay-at-home mom whose family meant everything to her. Once her children started school, she provided in home childcare to many children that she grew to love as her own. She retired in 1994 to spend quality time with Bob.
Helen loved to travel, her favourite was to go by train. She was able to go coast to coast and made many cherished memories with Bob. She also loved road trips to the states for shopping and going to the casinos. Cooking and baking, as well as getting together with family and friends to have dinner, was one of her most favourite things to do and many good times were had after playing cards and games. In her spare time, she loved to read, crochet and watch TV.
She will be remembered for her love of the holidays and decorating for every occasion. Some would think Christmas exploded in the house.
Helen was the glue of the family. With her daily phone calls (usually two or three), she was always the mediator and the one that always made things ok. She insured that everyone always stuck together.
We will love you forever and miss you always. Rest in Peace.
At Helen's wishes, a family service will be held at a later date, when everyone can safely gather.
Condolences may be left for the family at
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 23, 2021
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Our sincerest condolences to Bob and the whole family. - Posted by: Paul Dupuis (Friend ) on: Oct 24, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. I remember her as a very kind and thoughtful person and I know family meant so much to her. My sincerest condolences and much love to you all at this very difficult time. - Posted by: Deena (Family ) on: Oct 23, 2021
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your wife and mother. I know she was a loved by many. I remember her and was a happy bubbly person. Larry and Lyn. - Posted by: Lyn Steingart (Don) (Old friend ) on: Oct 23, 2021
Helen was a dear, dear friend and we will greatly miss her. - Posted by: Frank & Diane Blahnik. (Close friends ) on: Oct 23, 2021
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