Helen passed away peacefully at Royal Columbian Hospital on Friday evening, February 11th, 2005. Warm and caring, loved by all, Helen will be sorely missed; she already is.
She was predeceased in 1998 by Lloyd, her loving husband of 54 years. Helen’s children, Leslie Henderson (Albert), David Hoole (Arleta), Vicki McNeill, Terry Pue (David) and Erin Petrie (Brian Yaremus); her 10 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren; her sister Dorothy Howett; her “Sis”, Doe Carter, her nephew, John Carter and her extended family are diminished by the loss of her, as are the many friends and acquaintances whose lives she brightened with her generosity of spirit, her tireless optimism and her bright, sympathetic nature. She fought hard to live, confirming in her death what she taught us in her life — grace, courage and character. Mom’s last 18 months, a joyous family time, have been a gift to us from Providence, ably assisted by the gifted people at the CAPD Renal Clinic at R.C.H.
It would be our mother’s firm wish that, instead of flowers, donations be made to this lifesaving organization at CAPD Renal Clinic, Royal Columbian Hospital, 330 E. Columbia St., New Westminster, B.C. V3L 3W7.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2597 Bourquin Cres. E., in Abbotsford, B.C.
First Memorial — Aldergrove