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Helena Derksen

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Helena’s youth was shaped by poverty and war. Life improved when her family immigrated to Canada in 1947, settling in Greendale, B.C. Her family and her faith community at Greendale MB Church were always her top priority.

  • Birth: September 8, 1919
  • Birthplace:
    Blumenort, Ukraine
  • Death: July 16, 2012
  • Parents:
    John & Edith Schmidt
  • Married:
    John Derksen [d. 1984]
  • Family:
    children John (Tina), Henry (Terri), Vera (Sid) Unger, Laura (Wallace) Loge, Ron (Carol), Rudy (Fay); 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren
  • Church:
    Greendale MB, Chilliwack, B.C.
  • Baptism: