Helen Hurst (nee Maxwell) passed away peacefully at Vernon General Hospital on Saturday, August 12th. Born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba in 1925, her final retirement home was in Vernon with her husband Jack. This November 8th would have been their 60th wedding anniversary. Predeceased by her son David in 1984, Helen will be dearly missed by her daugher Barb Van Fraassen, son-in-law Kees Van Fraassen, her brothers Ron, Bob and Cecil and her only sister Joyce. A memorial tea will be held in Helen’s honour on Thursday, August 17th at the Schubert Center in Vernon from 2-4pm. Those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Helen may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements by the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home.