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Born: Jun 30, 1946

Date of Passing: Jan 31, 2022

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(née PASKAL)
June 30, 1946 – January 31, 2022

Peacefully on Monday, January 31, 2022 Helen Doerksen passed away at the St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 75.
Helen was born in a German Prison camp in 1946, after the Second World War was over as they had nowhere else to go. She came to Winnipegosis, MB Canada in 1948. She grew up on a farm in Pine River, MB with her mom and step-father and brothers and sister.
Mom worked as a Pink Lady courier driver and various other companies, but devoted most of her working years to the Union Centre having retired after 25 years.
She was predeceased by her husband Peter, her parents, nephews Daniel Baker and Darren Doerksen and many other beloved friends and family members.
She leaves to mourn her children, Peter Doerksen Jr., Eric Doerksen, April (Dan) Johannesen and Denise (Courtney) Seniuk; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and counting; brother Stan Pascal (Christine); sister Joyce (Wade) Baker; and brother Johnny Kolodichuk; all of her beloved and devoted fur babies, and numerous nieces, and nephews.
We will be holding a small immediate family memorial for her privately. The family wishes to thank all the wonderful nurses and doctors at the St. Boniface Hospital who helped us though this time.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Lung Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 05, 2022

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I can’t believe you have been gone a year already. I can’t believe I’ve survived a year without you. I miss you so much sometimes it’s unbearable. I love you so much! - Posted by: Denise (Daughter) on: Jan 31, 2023

  • Nana.. I’m so glad I got to hold your hand one last time. But there’s so many things I want to tell you still. And now it will only be in prayer.. your unborn great grandson I know has already met you. And I know you’ll watch over all of us!! You’ve taught me life lessons, and made me a strong woman.. I’ll cherish all our moments together, all our laughs especially. You could be the most stubborn lady ever, but you were stubborn with a big loving heart. I’ll you forever. Love your Jessie, Emilia, Isabella and Baby boy - Posted by: Jessica (Grand daughter) on: Mar 08, 2022

  • My deepest sympathies to your family. I have fond memories of Helen when I was young and saddened to hear this. I am very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Tracy Pascal (Friend) on: Feb 07, 2022

  • Condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Tony & Debi Sousa (Jessica’s in laws ) on: Feb 07, 2022

  • What a journey through this life! Although there were periods throughout our lives that we briefly lost touch…….we were always soul sister cousins! I remember my Mother talking about you when you first arrived in Canada and lived with our family. The journey from Poland was rough on your Mom, Your Dad (Uncle Mike), but most of all you… almost didn’t make it. Although you had your ups and downs (we all do), you made the best of all situations……every time you were handed a lemon… made lemonade! I know how deeply you loved everyone of your children and how special those grandbabies were to you. My dear friend and cousin, May you Rest In Peace until we meet again. Love, Daphne and Greg Proke - Posted by: Daphne & Greg Proke (Relative) on: Feb 05, 2022

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