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Helen Petker

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Helen attended Coaldale Bible School for 3 years. Helen met Peter at Coaldale MB, where she was a faithful member all her life. They farmed near Coaldale. Peter died in a farming accident when 5 of their 6 children were still at home. In those dark days, Helen displayed strength. She welcomed support from family and friends, and gave God credit for seeing her through. An avid baker and cook, Helen had enough perishky in her freezer to feed everyone at her funeral. She died 7 weeks after receiving an advanced cancer diagnosis, which she accepted with quiet dignity.

  • Birth: May 24, 1931
  • Birthplace:
    Raymond, Alta.
  • Death: November 10, 2015
  • Parents:
    Peter & Anna Regier
  • Married:
    Peter Petker, Sept. 14, 1952 [d. Sept. 13, 1976]
  • Family:
    children Don (Lou), Karen, Gerald (Janet), Myrna, Roland (Gayle), Rose Balzer; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 5 siblings
  • Baptism:
    Coaldale (Alta.) MB