After the accidental death of her father, at 16, Helen became a parent to her 8 younger siblings. She married Nick at 19, hoping to make a home for her youngest brothers. For 58 years, Helen and Nick were faithful to each other. In 1974, Helen accepted Jesus as Saviour. She talked freely of her love for Jesus to anyone she met, and wanted others, especially her family, to accept him too. She rarely missed care group Bible studies. Visitors to Helen’s home were greeted with Christian music, and her Bible and devotional booklet were always on her table. She made blankets for MCC and volunteered at the MCC Thrift Store. As she was preparing to move to Claresholm, Alta., to be near her daughter, Helen was diagnosed with cancer; she quoted Philippians 1:23. Helen will be remembered for her unshakeable faith in Jesus.