Paula Helland

Paula Helland

Paula Elaine Helland

November 29, 1950 – August 9, 2013

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of Paula Helland on Friday, August 9th at the Vernon Hospice House after a short but fierce battle with cancer at the age of 62. She is now at peace with her loving husband, Dag Helland.

Paula loved gardening, her crossword puzzles and being outdoors, spending time with her family at the beach. She worked in the meat department at Askew’s in Armstrong for many years and made many friendships there throughout the years. Paula was an amazing woman who always put other people’s needs in front of her own. No matter what was going on in her life, she always made sure she was there to support her sons, often driving for hours to take her son, Brent to all his run’s and sporting events and Matt’s extra curricular activities. Paula’s smile, laughter and sense of humor will be great missed by all. 

She is survived by her 2 sons, Brent (Susie) and Matthew, brother Lee (Donna), sister Jackie, Mom June, grand-kids Kristina, Tyra, Carson and Taylor. She is predeceased by her Father, Fred Urry, big brother, Chris Urry and best friend, Kris.

Paula’s family would like to express their appreciation to all the wonderful nurses and staff who cared for her during her last days at Vernon Hospice House. Their compassion and kindness will always be remembered.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Vernon Hospice House. 

Celebration of Life will be held in September with date to be announced…. Please email for date and location.

Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

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