Helen passed away peacefully in the early hours of Sunday, February 7, 2010 at Hospice House in Vernon, BC with her family at her side. She was born in Macklin, Sask., March 5, 1928 to Frank & Rosetta Atkinson, the youngest
of eight children.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory; daughter Wendy Henderson, son Gary (Sharon) Henderson, granddaughters Dawn (Tim) Woznow & Natalie (Brad) Pearce, grandsons Chris Mann & Rob Dalton, great granddaughters Katie Woznow,
Ivy & Molly Mann & Lucy Pearce &
great grandson Alex Woznow.
She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years Elmer Henderson (died February 2001) and daughter Brenda Mann (died June 2005).
At Helen’s request there will be no service, but the family asks that those who loved her celebrate her life in their own special way.
If so desired, a donation to North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 – 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC, V1T 1S4, in Helen’s name would be greatly appreciated.
The family would like to thank: Dr. VanZyl;
the emergency and 3rd floor West staff of VGH for
her care; & Vernon Hospice House for making Helen’s final days so peaceful & for
taking such good care of us.