Helen Rose MIAZGA


Helen Rose

It is with great sadness that the family of Helen Rose Miazga announces her passing on July 19, 2010 in Stettler Alberta. Helen will be will be dearly missed by her loving and caring children: Joanna Miazga (Alberto Rodriguez), Vincent (Gail) Miazga, Gerard Miazga, Philip Miazga, David Miazga; her grandchildren: Amanda (James Potapinski), Michelle Miazga, Christopher Beal and Misha Miazga-Rodriguez. Helen also had one great-grandson, Hayden Potapinski. Also left to mourn is her brother Adolf (Helen) Kaminski, sisters-in-law Mary Kaminski, Marlyn Kaminski, Theresa Miazga and Liz Miazga, brothers-in-law Simon (Erica) Miazga and Pat White as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Helen was pre-deceased by her parents Alexander and Petrunella, her husband Ignace, and her siblings Olga, Joseph, John, Mary, Walter and Frances. Helen Rose Miazga was born April 21, 1930 to loving parents Alex and Polly Kaminski. Helen was raised on the family farm near Brooksby, Saskatchewan. In 1949, Helen married Ignace Miazga, the most respectful and best looking man in the community. They resided in the Melfort area and later in Saskatoon. In 1963, looking west, they took the adventurous step to pack up everyone and move to Alberta where they made Stettler home for over four decades. The move strengthened her support for the Saskatchewan Roughriders which made her ride the “Green Wave” as a lifelong fan. Helen was a busy and active housewife who took pride in her home and family. She enjoyed sewing, decorating, conversation and singing. This led to a successful career as a real estate agent. Helen never shied away from a spirited debate especially about politics. She strongly believed in fairness and abhorred injustice. Helen encouraged her children to be independent and to be able to take on challenges to pursue in their adult lives. The family wishes to thank the caring staff and doctors of the Stettler Hospital and Home Care Services. A Prayer Vigil was held on Thursday, July 22, 2010 with Mr. Frank Zerr officiated. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, July 23, 2010 at 11:00 AM with Father Arlan Parenteau officiating. Mrs. Veronica Weber and Garry Fix presented their gifts of music. Readers were Amanda Potapinski and Michelle Miazga. Presentation of gifts was her brother and sister in law Adolf and Helen Kaminski. Helen was laid to rest beside her husband Ignace at Lake View Cemetery with her sons Vince Miazga, Gerard Miazga, Philip Miazga, David Miazga, grandson Christopher Beal and son in law Alberto Rodriguez as Pallbearers. Family and friends gathered for a time of fellowship and a luncheon at the Parish Hall with the C.W.L. serving. Memorial donations may be made in Helen’s name to Stettler Health Services Foundation – Home Care or Palliative Care. Condolences may be sent to sfchapel@telusplanet.net and will be forwarded to the family.

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