1940 – 2016
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our sister Helen Marie (Henley) Sylvester on August 18, 2016 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Helen will be sadly missed by her brothers: Angus (Sue), Ken, Frank, David; sisters: Phyllis, Patricia; nieces and nephews;
the Sylvester families: Linda, Don, Rick, Judy, Betty, Tim, and their families, particularly Ed and Sue whom she was very close with; as well as many friends and neighbours, especially her best friend Linda Werner who was always there for her right
to the very end. She is predeceased by her husband and love of her life, Doug; parents:
Art and Ada Henley; and brother Peter.
Helen was born in Armstrong where she resided until she found work in the airlines in Nanaimo. It was there that she met Doug and in 1983, they were married. They resided in Nanaimo until moving to Sooke, BC, and in 2004, after Doug’s retirement, they moved back to Armstrong. Helen and Doug were long time members of the Lions both in Sooke and Armstrong and in 2014, the Lions gave Helen a lifetime membership. She was also a member of the Armstrong Legion Branch #35.
Helen was a vibrant, outgoing gal with a zest for life; she truly lived life to its fullest. She loved to celebrate and decorate for the holidays, adored her backyard, loved to travel, and was always up for company.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Helen at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Odd Fellows Hall (3005 Wood Avenue, Armstrong, BC). Donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the BC Cancer Research or to the North Okanagan Hospice Society. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca
Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866