Helen’s family joined their relatives in Coaldale, Alta., shortly after her birth. Together with her siblings, she worked hard on their dairy farm and kept busy in school, church, and choirs. Helen completed her registered nurse’s course at Galt Hospital, Lethbridge, Alta. Helen and Victor knew each other since childhood. Their relationship grew into love. Early in their marriage, they lived in Winnipeg, Steinbach, and Manitou, Man., eventually settling in Abbotsford, B.C. Helen was involved in Pioneer Girls, children’s choirs, and mission committees. She faithfully managed their busy home and fully supported Victor as he worked in his medical practice. Helen enjoyed her retirement years with Victor, travelling and visiting their children and grandchildren around the world. She was known for her gift of hospitality and kind gestures of care and compassion. With her sincere heart for global mission, Helen’s generous spirit touched many lives.