January 3, 1938 – August 31, 2020
Helen Anne Penz (nee Lyall) passed away peacefully on August 31, 2020 after battling COPD for over a decade.
Helen was born On January 3, 1938 to Gideon and Kathleen Lyall. The family moved to Calgary in 1940 where Helen attended school, after high school she became a hair stylist and model. She met John Penz and they were married in Calgary on October 18, 1958. They lived in many places all over Canada as John was in the RCMP.
Helen loved to dance, paint, and do crafts, play cards, ball, golf, curl and travel. She loved to elegantly entertain being the Hostess with Mostest! Helen worked as a realtor, hair stylist, cosmetologist and service representative, excelling at all of them.
After retirement, they spent 12 Wonderful Winters in Yuma, Arizona. They also took some great vacations. They settled in Vernon in 2002, John became ill and unfortunately passed away in 2005. Helen remained active playing golf, cards and volunteering.
Helen is survived by her son Rod, daughter Michele, granddaughter Celina, brother Jim, sister Bonnie, brother in law Norm and special Friend Verne Williams. Helen will be deeply missed by her nephew Jim, niece Christie, nephew Ryan, niece Allana and their Families. Helen is also survived by many brothers and sisters in laws, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Due to Covid and Helen’s wishes a Family Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date. In Lieu of Flowers, Donations could be made to Vernon Hospice Society.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250-542-4333
Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.comObituary
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