It is with extreme sadness the family of Helen Walker Boyd announce her passing in Calgary, Alberta, at the age of 87 years.
Helen Watson was born August 30th, 1930 in Storthoaks, Saskatchewan, the 12th of 16 children of Thomas and Mabel Watson.
On September 17, 1947, Helen married Allan Francis Walker in Brandon Manitoba. They lived and worked in Melita, Manitoba for several years, before heading west to Alberta where they owned and operated meat shops in Bowden, Alberta and Stettler, Alberta.
Helen lost Allan in 1982. Several years later, Helen met and married William (Larry) Boyd. With both Helen and Larry being retired, they resided part time in Stettler, Alberta and Esquimalt, Victoria, British Columbia. Helen and Larry loved to travel and visited many Legions across the Country wherever they went. Helen lost Larry in 2009. Helen was very involved in the Royal Canadian Legion in Stettler and Esquimalt, BC.
Helen was predeceased by her parents; Thomas and Mabel Watson, siblings; Walter Lorne Watson, William Roland Watson, John James Watson, Herbert Oliver Watson, Edith Mildred Dawson, George Bernard Watson, Evelyn Maude Ginter, Dorothy Louise Sanders, Irene Elsie O’Hara, Fredrick Victor Watson, Gladys Mabel Parker, Elizabeth Watson, Thomas Edwin Watson, Spouses; Allan Francis Walker, William Larry Boyd and daughter Sharon Jean Sortland.
Helen is survived by her sisters; Kathleen (Kay) Margaret Letendre and Shirley (Jean) Bray, sister in law Ruth Townsend and brother in law Jim Walker, children; Brian Wesley Walker (Maria), Corrie Irene Reynolds (Larry), James (Jim) Allan Walker (Jessie), Katherine Louise Blakely (Barry), 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild and many, many nieces and nephews.
We invite family and friends to join us at the Lake View Cemetery, located at 3810 – 50 Street, in Stettler, Alberta on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm and then at The Hub at the Stettler Recreation Centre located at 6202 – 44 Avenue, for a social at 4:00 pm.
To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Helen, please visit www.choicememorial.com.