Helen’s family immigrated to Canada when she was 2. After graduating from Morden (Man.) Collegiate in 1942, receiving the Governor General’s medal, she took her teacher training at normal school in Winnipeg. Helen taught 2 years in the Thornhill, Man., area prior to her marriage. Helen and John farmed in the Fannystelle/Culross area until their retirement to Morden in 1981. Helen taught Sunday school for many years, her favorite age being Grades 3–4. Two years after John’s death, Helen moved to a condo until 2015. Health concerns led to a move to the Dr. Gendreau Memorial Personal Care Home, Sainte Rose du Lac, Man., near her daughter Dorothy. Helen wanted to make sure that everyone loved the Lord before she died. She breathed her last with her 3 children and their spouses at her side.