HELEN (Victoria) BELEC


It is with deep sorrow that the family of HELENE BELEC announce that Helene succumbed to her courageous battle with lung cancer in her residence on Sunday, August 14th, 2005. Helene was born May 5th, 1940 in Foam Lake, SK. She grew up in Hudson Bay, SK, were she met her husband of 48 years, Martin. The family moved to Vernon in 1970 where Helene raised 5 children. She was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother and a dear friend to many. She will be well remembered for her famous perogies and generous heart, which she shared with all who knew her. Helene was known as “Mom” to many of her children’s friends-a true testament to her caring, nurturing soul. Helene was predeceased by brothers: Metro and Gordon. She is lovingly survived by her husband Martin, children: Germaine (Bob), Bob (Janice), Debrah, Richard (Lorraine), Terri-Lynn (Kevin), grandchildren: Ben, Andrew, Jennifer and Tony. She is also survived by her sister Jean and brothers: Nick, Joe, Steve and Stan, along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. Creatures, great and small, will miss an angel whom God decided was needed more in heaven then here on earth. She will be missed. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 18th, 2005 at 10:00am in St. James’ Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Father Martin Petyon, Celebrant. Reception to follow. Donations in Helene’s memory may be made to the Baerg/McMurry Cancer Clinic, c/o Vernon Jubilee Hospital, 2101-32st., Vernon, BC, V1T 5L2. Funeral arrangements have been made with VERNON FUNERAL HOME 250-542-0155. Condolences may be emailed to www.vernonfuneralhome.com

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