It is with sadness that the family of Helen announces her passing at Durand Manor, Golden on Monday, December 12, 2011 at the age of 91 years.
Helen was born on July 25, 1920 in Pocahontas, Alberta to parents Bruno and Mary Jane Klyne. Helen married Al in 1942 and together they settled in Golden BC in 1965. In 2010 after a 68 year marriage Al passed away. Helen continued living alone until her health declined and she took up residence at Durand Manor. The family are forever grateful to all the staff at Golden and District Hospital, Durand Manor and the home support for the exceptional care that Helen received during her stay at home and at Durand Manor.
Helen will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by her direct descendents niece; Viki (Allen) Jacob of Cold Lake, Alberta, nephew; Thomas Klyne of Nanaimo, BC and sister in law Joyce Klyne of Nanaimo, BC as well as numerous great nieces and nephews.
A Prayer Service took place on Friday evening at 7:00 pm from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The eulogy was delivered by Viki Jacob followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday December 17, 2011 with Father Jim McHugh officiating. Helen was laid to rest next to her husband Al in the Legion Cemetery, Golden, BC. Pallbearers were; Allen Jacob, Merv Shusheski, Gurmit Manhas, Cody Shusheski, Warren Jacob, Steven Jacob and Adam Shusheski. A reception concluded the services in the Parish Hall where family and friends continued sharing memories.
Online condolences can be sent through Helen’s obituary at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Hindman/Bowers Funeral Home, Golden, BC.