Helen Dueck


Helen Dueck died July 16, 2009. She was born Jan. 6, 1925 in Orenburg, Russia to Jacob and Katherina Dueck. The family came to Canada in 1926 and settled on a farm in Coaldale, Alta. Helen was saved at 10, baptized and joined Coaldale MB Church at 16. Graduating from Coaldale Bible School with a desire to serve the Lord, she taught Sunday school and worked in VBS. She graduated from MBBC in Winnipeg and trained as an RN. She applied to the board of missions and services and was sent to India as a missionary nurse, 1956–1967. She earned a degree in nursing administration, then served 3 years at Luampa Hospital in Zambia under Africa Evangelical Mission. Returning to Alberta, she worked in a nursing home from 1974–1978, and was director of home care until retirement in 1989. Helen took 48 2-week trips to developing countries with Medical Ministries International, and was involved as church secretary and registrar at her home church. Predeceased by 3 siblings and their spouses; Helen is mourned by 4 siblings; 48 nieces and nephews. The memorial service was July 21 at Coaldale MB Church.

  • Birth: January 6, 1925
  • Birthplace:
    Orenburg, Russia
  • Death: July 16, 2009

  • Parents:
    Jacob and Katherina Dueck
  • Family:
    4 siblings; 48 nieces and nephews
  • Baptism:
    Coaldale MB Church, 1935