As a child, Helen came to Canada with her family, settling in Namaka, Alta., where her dad was pastor. After their marriage, Helen and Peter moved to Readymade, Alta. Helen was a hardworking farm wife: milking cows, driving trucks, delivering delicious meals to farm hands. She was an avid gardener and a tremendous cook, baker and seamstress. Her home was always a welcoming place. Helen was a professing Christian and active member of Willing Helpers Sewing Circle. After retirement, Helen and Peter moved to Coaldale. They spent many happy years travelling to Arizona in their motorhome.