Raine, Helen May (nee Davies)

March 4, 1922 – October 16, 2012

Passed on with several of her family members by her side. Helen was predeceased by her parents, Gomer and Annie Davies, her sister Myfanwy Nuyens, brother Trevor Davies, and niece Sharon Romeo. She is missed and will be loved always by her daughter Wendy Jones, son Kent Jones of Los Angeles, CA, son-in-law David Desautels, granddaughters Jenny Cutler (Billy), Geneva Burton (Dean Garnett), great-grandchildren Dylan Burton (Briana Vennard), Kayla Burton, Cohyn, Khy, and Keynyn Cutler, great-great-granddaughter Halla Burton, nephews & nieces, cousins in Canada and England, her wonderful friends, and her sweetheart Bill Deridder of West Vancouver, B.C.

Helen was born in Craigmyle, AB and in 1932 her family moved to Vernon, BC. She had many cherished memories of growing up in the Okanagan and the friendships she made during her youth. Upon graduating high school she trained to become an R.N. Helen also worked as a flight attendant for Trans Canada Airlines. She married, started her family and continued to nurse at V.G.H. until retirement. She moved to Penticton during 2005, to be closer to family.

Throughout their lives Helen and Myfanwy (Miff) enjoyed a great friendship. The children of these two sisters can attest to the amount of fun and laughter that arose whenever they were together.

Helen adored playing golf and bridge with her friends and curling at Hollyburn Country Club. She will be remembered for her great sense of humor. She loved people, animals, traveling, supporting different charities, and was devoted to helping her family in the pursuit of their interests. She was so proud to be a great-great-grandma.

A Celebration of Helen’s Life will take place in the spring of 2013.

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