In loving memory of Helga Frieda Bahls
NOVEMBER 6, 1937 – DECEMBER 31, 2013
Though her smile is gone forever and her hand I cannot touch
I still have so many memories of the one I loved so much.
Her memory is now my keepsake which with I’ll never part.
God has her in his keeping I have her in my heart.
Sadly missed but never forgotten.
Helga Bahls of Abbotsford, BC left us suddenly on December 31st, 2013. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was born November 6, 1937 in Danzig, Germany. She married Horst Bahls on June 6, 1957 and they immigrated to Canada in 1958. They settled in Kitimat, BC and raised their two children. In 1982, they moved to Sandspit, BC where Helga helped to manage a grocery store and clothing store before they retired to Abbotsford in 1988. Helga was an active member of the Peace Lutheran Church and volunteered many hours for the Abbotsford Regional Hospital auxiliary. She loved to travel, garden, spend time with her family and friends, watch tennis, read and bake delicious stollen. Helga had a “can do” personality and was a very loving and caring person who never hesitated to help her family and friends. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Helga leaves behind her beloved husband of 56 years and true love, Horst; daughter Petra Rausch; son Michael Bahls, granddaughters Natasha and Nicole, sister Gisela Voss and many friends. A memorial service was held at Peace Lutheran Church in Abbotsford on January 10, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in her honour to: Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3V2. The Bahls Family would like to express their appreciation to everyone for the thoughtfulness and kindness that has been shown to them during this diffi cult time. “Say not in grief ‘she is no more’ but live in thankfulness that she was’”. – Hebrew proverb