Helen passed away in Vernon Jubilee Hospital after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Robert Clarke, her daughter, Cheryl Garman (Michael), son, Bruce (Sawanya), six grandchildren: Melanie Epp, Julie Epp, Shannon Epp, Tess Garman, Cash Garman and Jesse Garman, her sister, Bette Fortin (Robert), sister-in-law, Louise Laeser, one niece and eight nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Marcel and Lillian Laeser and her brother, Stan Laeser.
Helen had a lifelong interest in art and was an accomplished artist in water colour and porcelain.
A Memorial Reception will be held on Monday, February 22, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the tea room of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home.