was born on June 4, 1918 in Rossland and passed away peacefully with family by her side on February 11, 2015 at Columbia View Lodge.
Helen is predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Joseph, and by her daughter, Janet Church.
She is survived by her children Joseph (Micheline) and Dottie (Brian) Kuffner, also by her son-in-law Bob Church, and grandchildren; Gary, Susan (Bodo), Glen, Brian (Megan), Patty (John), Bobby (Mary), Jeanine (Michael), Troy (Karen) and Darrin (Christine), great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Helen was involved with the Rossland fraternity of Eagles for many years, earning her accolades within the club. She was very involved with the Rossland United Church; she was a member of the Eastern Star and the Job’s Daughters too. Helen was proud of her designation as ‘honourary senior for lifetime’ at the Rossland Senior Centre. She also enjoyed her memberships in both the bowling and curling clubs of Rossland.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Helen on Saturday, July 25th at 11:00am at the Rossland United Church; the family invites you to contact them for more details. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s register at www.myalternatives.ca
As an expression of sympathy, your donations to The Greater Trail Hospice Society would be greatly appreciated. www.trailhospice.org
The family would like to thank Lorna Rafuse of the Greater Trail Hospice Society, Dr. McCoid and the entire staff at Columbia View lodge for their care of Mom. There are no words to describe how these people contributed so significantly to Helen’s quality of life over the last few months.
Mom was such a kind and loving woman, she will be greatly missed by all.