Helene Siemens

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Helene Siemens (nee Epp) on August 29th, 2011 in Victoria BC.

Helene was born on July 27, 1913 in Chortitza, Russia.

She will be lovingly remembered by her son, Lorne (Karen), her daughter Valerie and son Brock (Patti). She will be missed dearly by her grandchildren Kathie, Scott, Lori, Audrey, Tracy, Jeremy, as well as her numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband Larry, in 1986, her daughter Laura (Ken) Davis in 1996 and granddaughter Hollye in 2011.

Helene arrived in Canada in 1923 with her father, sister and brother. They settled in Hague, Saskatchewan. On July 14, 1935 she married Larry Siemens and moved to BC, living in the Fraser Valley, Vancouver and Quesnel. In 1955 they moved to California. After eight years they returned to Canada to reside in Vernon BC, where they made many friends and Larry had a successful career in real estate.

After the passing of her husband in 1986, she moved to Victoria and spent the last 15 years living with her daughter Valerie.

Helene loved her family, loved to cook and loved to “visit”. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Rest peacefully Oma.

A celebration of Helene’s life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road in Vernon, BC.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross Society or the BC Cancer Society.

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