Helen Dorothy Jarmoluk of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Area Two on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the age of 92 years.
Helen was born in Elk Point, Alberta on August 30, 1925. She was the youngest of ten children born to Marinus and Rundena (Dina) Jepson. Helen finished school in Elk Point, sometimes having to walk three km in the winter when it was too cold for the horses. After graduating, she moved to Vancouver, B.C. and worked in pharmacy retail. At one point, Helen came to visit her sister, Mickey who owned the Rexall Drug Store in Rimbey. While there, she attended a square dance and met her future husband, Michael. They were united in marriage on December 26, 1953 in Calgary, and made their home in Rimbey for the next 64 years. Helen held strong to her faith, and was active in the Catholic Church and the C.W.L. She was also active elsewhere in the community; participating in the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary, various plays, events, golfing, cross-country skiing, and many other social activities. Helen also enjoyed traveling to B.C., Hawaii, Mexico, and South Africa, and especially enjoyed the many summers at Gull Lake. Her biggest joy was all of her family and the time spent together. She was well-cared-for in her last few years in the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre.
“Helen will lovingly be remembered for her quiet-natured and caring manner, and her humour, which she carried to the end.”
Helen will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her beloved husband of 64 years, Michael; and her three children: her son, Patrick (Leona) Jarmoluk; and her two daughters, Loretta (Fred) Zouboules; and Teresa (Shannon) Moench, all of Red Deer; her six cherished grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, many other relatives, and several dear friends. Helen was predeceased by her parents, Marinus and Rundena (Dina) Jepson; six brothers: Fred, Hans, Arthur, Donald, Mike, and Bob; and three sisters: Lovina, Selma (Mickey), and Maxine.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Rimbey on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Father Les Drewicki, Celebrant. Interment followed in the West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Helen’s Memory may be made directly to the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Area Two, c/o Rimbey Health Services Donations Program, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0 (www.rimbeyhealthdonations.com). Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by email to: email@example.com
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