Helen SWINDLEHURST

SWINDLEHURST; Helen. May 15, 1932 ~ Feb. 17, 2014. It is with great sorrow that the children of Helen Swindlehurst (nee Kwiczak) announce the passing of their beloved mother and grandmother. Born in Winnipeg MB, Helen grew up on the prairies (Winnipeg MB, Armley and Ridgedale SK), where her father was employed in CN Rail construction. She met and married the love of her life Reginald Arthur Swindlehurst in Ridgedale SK. The newlyweds moved to Carrot River, SK where their son Vernon was born. After moving to Tisdale SK, sons Bruce and Kim were born. A job opportunity in 1956 moved the family to Vancouver BC where daughter Karen was later born. Helen was a beautiful, kind and generous lady. She devoted her life and love to her husband of 55 years, her children and grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Mary Kwiczak, husband Reg, sisters Stella Elko (John), Rose Dragan (Alex), Adeline Dutchesson and granddaughter Aliesha Swindlehurst. Left to remember her with profound gratefulness that she graced their lives are her children, Vernon (Sonia), Bruce (De- Anna), Kim (Wendy) and Karen (Bruce Penner), 11 grandchildren, 3 nieces and many friends. A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Sunday Feb. 23rd, 2014 at 2279 McCallum Rd. Abbotsford BC. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to one of Mom’s favorite charities; The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Cerebral Palsy Association of BC.


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