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Adamack Helen

ADAMACK, Helen Anna

Feb 4, 1924 — March 14, 2017

It is with lingering sadness that we announce the passing of our loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Helen Adamack (nee Hatlelid) at the age of 93. Helen passed away peacefully in her sleep at Mountainview Village in Kelowna on March 14, 2017. Helen is predeceased by her husband Nicholas Adamack, her son William (Bill) Adamack and her brothers Richard (Dick) Hatlelid and Clifford Hatlelid.  Helen is survived by her sons Tom (Carol) Adamack, Dick (Monica) Adamack, Grandchildren Aaron Adamack, Denene (Adam) Hough, Nick Adamack and Ben Adamack and great grandchildren Owain and Christopher Hough as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, in laws and extended family.

Helen was born in LaFleche Saskatchewan on Feb 4, 1924. After growing up on the Hatlelid farm, Helen ventured into teaching having completed her Normal teaching college and University of Saskatoon requirements.  Helen’s early teaching assignments were in one room schoolhouses in Lynthorpe, Lakenheath, Scout Lake and Vantage where she was often only a year or two older than some of her students.

Helen met Nicholas Adamack while she was teaching in Lakenheath and they were married in October, 1947. They farmed and raised their three sons on the Adamack homestead near Lakenheath.  In 1969, they developed a new farmstead next to Assiniboia. Helen returned to teaching in the early 1960’s at Limerick School, later becoming the principal.  She then attended the University of Saskatchewan to complete her degree where she was awarded as both “the most distinguished graduate” and as the recipient of the very first President’s medal from the university.  After graduation Helen taught sciences and math at Assiniboia High School until her retirement.

Helen and Nick divided their time between their Assiniboia farm and a home in Phoenix once they retired. After Nick’s passing, Helen continued to enjoy her winters in Phoenix and moved to Kelowna, BC in 2004 to be closer to immediate family.

Throughout her life Helen was active in politics and both she and Nick loved nothing better than a good political debate. Helen loved gardening, reading, playing cards and socializing with friends and family.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren teaching them about everything from collecting eggs to baking buns or playing cribbage. The Adamack farm was home to numerous gatherings where the coffee pot was always on and company was always welcome.  Helen had a rich life and she will be remembered and missed by all who knew her.

Saskatchewan was always home for Helen and a celebration of her life will be held at the 55 Club, 103-3rd Avenue West, Assiniboia, SK on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

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Service: Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Location: The 55 Club

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The service for ADAMACK, Helen Anna is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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The 55 Club

103-3rd Avenue West Assiniboia, SK


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  • I visited with Helen once a week for the past few months at Mountainview Village. Even as her health declined, she enjoyed a good chat, and many times she gave me a good laugh with her quick sense of humour and sharp wit! My condolences to her family; my prayers are with you during this time of loss.

    Home Instead Senior Care

    Condolence sent by: Susan - Caregiver on March 22, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    • Thank you so much for being there when you could.

      Condolence sent by: Denene on March 24, 2017 at 11:22 am

  • So sorry to hear about Helens passing. She lived a long and meaning full life. She was very helpful in me getting my schooling and spent hours tutoring me in my last year, I am forever grateful

    Condolence sent by: Angela Nystrom (Erfle) on March 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

  • Sorry to hear about the loss of Helen our deepest sympathies

    Condolence sent by: Ed&Erna Adamache on March 24, 2017 at 10:34 am

  • I will never forget that she was my mentor on living in a HOA community. At least once a week she would call come on over I made some buns and we will have some tea and talk about how to handle the problems or not and just enjoy each others company. I also was in awe how she walked up the hill to the Recreation Center, believe me when I say it wasn’t an easy climb.
    May she rest in Peace. Love to her family, Matti

    Condolence sent by: Matti Barone on March 24, 2017 at 5:48 pm

  • Years ago, Bill and I stayed with Nick and Helen in Phoenix. They had a lemon tree on their patio that was full of lemons. Later, we always stopped to see Helen for a cup of coffee, a cookie, and good conversation when we went to see Steve in Assiniboi. She was always welcoming people, was a lot of fun and easy to converse with. Helen (Adamache) Nelson, Cicero, IN, USA

    Condolence sent by: Helen Nelson on March 25, 2017 at 7:14 am

  • My sincere condolences to the family. She was my favorite teacher and always there to help.

    Condolence sent by: Carole Erfle on March 25, 2017 at 11:32 am

  • My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Adamack’s family. She was an amazing and inspiring teacher.

    Condolence sent by: Debbie Posehn on March 25, 2017 at 5:15 pm

  • I had Mrs. Adamack as my Chemistry teacher at ACHS. I understood Chemistry in university because of her amazing ability to teach the subject. She was kind & caring, a beautiful lady, inside & out. She will be missed!

    Condolence sent by: Lori Anderson(Dahlman) on March 25, 2017 at 5:20 pm

  • So sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. She was a wonderful person and teacher. I know I would never have gotten through algebra without her extra help. She was always so willing to put in extra time to help anyone that needed her

    Condolence sent by: Sandra Cristo on March 25, 2017 at 5:22 pm

  • So many of favorite childhood memories included my namesake, Auntie Helen, cleaning eggs in the kitchen, picking peas from her fabulous garden, sitting on Uncle Nick’s lap as he played crib with Dad, playing in the old combine, Bill reading us comics after supper. We are forever grateful for the kindness the Adamack family showed to my Dad when he first came to Saskatchewan and how they welcomed us into their home as family. Thank you for all the special moments out on the farm many years ago. Auntie Helen, forever in our hearts.

    Condolence sent by: Helen Hugh (Scheafer) on March 26, 2017 at 10:18 am

  • So sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. One of my favorite teachers and one of my mom’s best friends. Please be sure to post details of her memorial in Assiniboia as I hope to be there.

    Condolence sent by: Tannis Sewell on March 28, 2017 at 6:41 am

  • Sincere sympathy to the Adamack family. Helen was one of my favorite teachers, always kind and generous.

    Condolence sent by: Cheryl Bryan on March 28, 2017 at 4:13 pm

  • We were sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Please accept our condolences to her family & friends.

    Condolence sent by: Vic & Rita Adamache on June 4, 2017 at 11:26 am

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