Helena Bartel (nee Peters) passed away peacefully at the Menno Home, Abbotsford, B.C. on Feb. 9, 2003 at the age of 102. Born in the Ukraine on Nov. 26, 1900 (third oldest in a family of 9 children.
Helena immigrated to Canada in 1930 and married Peter in 1938 in Rabbit Lake, SK. They moved to Sumas Prairie in 1939 and farmed there until retiring to the Abbotsford area in 1969. Helena, along with Peter, became residents of the Menno Pavilion/Home in 1995. She is predeceased by all her siblings (5 brothers and 3 sisters); her daughter Annie in 1944 and her husband Peter in 1999.
Helena is survived by her two sons, Art (Marlene) of Cloverdale, B.C., Henry (Nancy) of Calgary, AB., grandchildren Ken (Penny), Tammy (Rick), Donna (Mike), Michael (Gail), Paul (Caroline) and 7 great grandchildren.
Should friends desire, donations to the Mennonite Benevolent Society, 32945 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 1K1, appreciated. Funeral Services on Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 1 p.m., in the chapel at the Menno Home, 32910 Brunbridge Ave., Abbotsford.