Helen grew up on a farm near Gouldtown, Sask, the youngest of 9. She moved to Laird, Sask., with her father, and then to Saskatoon, where she spent many hours caring for family members, particularly her numerous nieces and nephews. Helen worked at St. Paul’s Hospital, Saskatoon, and Pasqua Hospital, Regina. She loved to serve the church by teaching Sunday school and, later, her love of reading was a natural fit for helping in the library. Helen also volunteered for Child Evangelism Fellowship, marking lessons children submitted. Her life was characterized by quiet contentment and faithful service.