Helen Elizabeth Baryla


Our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother (GG) left us on January 05, 2013 to be with the love of her life, George, who predeceased her in 1997. Helen was born February 20, 1927 in Kipling, Saskatchewan before moving to Manitoba where she met George and married in 1950. They moved to Northern Ontario in the early 1950’s where they raised their family. In the early 1980’s Helen and George moved to Vernon to enjoy and watch their grandchildren grow up. Over the past five years her greatest enjoyment was the time she spent with her great-granddaughter Parker Jane Adair.

Mom was a member of St. James CWL. She belonged to Lincoln Lanes Senior Bowling and also played Bridge. Mom loved going to Powerhouse Theatre and the Performing Arts Center. She was especially keen to watch golf and curling on TV. She had a passion for traveling abroad.

Mom got excited and always made it special times when the family was coming home. She will be dearly missed by her son Paul (Lorraine), daughters Cynthia (Geza), Catherine, grandson Christopher (Amelie) granddaughter Amber (Clayton), great-granddaughter Parker Jane, brothers Philip and George (Doreen).

Helen was predeceased by her husband George, father Peter, mother Caroline, brothers Steve, William (Bill) and sister Kathaleen. A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at 2 pm on Friday, January 11, 2013 at St. James Roman Catholic Church (2607-27th Street Vernon) with Rev. Father Dale Normandeau officiating. Following the service a gathering will be held at the home of Paul and Lorraine. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Creekside Landing for their support and care and also the staff (emergency & 2west) at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Helen’s memory to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation (2101-32nd Street Vernon, BC V1T 5L2). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca.

Arrangements entrusted to


Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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