Mrs. Helen Louise Smith
July 16, 1932 – October 18, 2014
Mrs. Helen Louise Smith passed away peacefully on October 18, 2014 at the age of 82 years. Helen was born in Cereal, Alberta of Les and Aurita Clipsham the first of six daughters. She attended school at Adshead and Scollard Schools before the family moved to Big Valley, where she completed her schooling. After graduation, she moved to Stettler where she worked as a waitress. While there, she met Lloyd (Smitty) Smith and they were married in 1953. Her employment included accounting at the Stettler Co-op, Gitzel Krejci Chartered Accountants and the Stettler Community Health Centre. Helen was a dedicated volunteer for Cancermount. Her passion for knitting was fulfilled by donating many items to neonatal units. She was an active member of the Warden Ladies, Erskine Quilters and the Antique Car Club. Bowling and baking were hobbies and she was famous for her homemade bread. Helen will be sadly missed by her sisters; Bernice (John) Dedul of Drumheller, Dorothy (John) Dwernychuk of Sherwood Park, Marilyn (Gordon) Keibel of Stettler, Lylia (Lorne) Fuller of Ituna, Saskatchewan and Linda Withers of Benalto as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many very dear friends. Helen was predeceased by her parents Les and Aurita Clipsham and by her husband Lloyd Smith. Our thanks go out to the nursing staff at the Stettler Hospital acute care unit and a very special thank you to the caregivers at Heritage House for the wonderful care Helen received during her final days. A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at the Stettler United Church on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with the Rev. Jan Richardson officiating. Interment will follow in the Lake View Cemetery where Helen will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband Lloyd. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Helen, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2O who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.742.3315
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