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Passed away January 17, 2017 at the age of 86. Survived by her loving husband Mike; daughter Leslie (Doug) Whitney of Crawford Bay, BC, Stephanie Scheer of Victoria, BC; son Greg (Susan) Scheer of Nanaimo, BC; grandchildren: Stan and Elizabeth Whitney, Amy Whitney, Lindsay Scheer; great grandchildren: Jordan and Harmony Whitney; brothers: John of Calgary, Alfie of Victoria, Herbert of Surrey and Gary of Cranbrook. Predeceased by her sisters Caroline and Mary. Helen was born into the Kobley family on August 14, 1930 in Schuler, Alberta. She married Mike in October of 1950. They moved to Kelowna in 1956 and has been their home ever since. Helen loved being a homemaker, mother, wife and friend. Caring for her family was her passion. Baking, cooking fabulous meals, entertaining family and friends, she loved this all. She also loved to travel with her kids and later she later she and Mike travelled the world. Helen loved to play cards, bowl and play the slots. Mike and Helen squared danced for some 50 years with the “wagon-wheelers.” She supported her children in their many activities, always being their with a helping hand and a beautiful smile. She loved her extended family, often travelling to visit or to travel with various relatives. Helen loved her dogs Fritz, Brandy, Coco, Keyes, Mitzu, they were all spoiled like her children. A special thank you to Hydee, her caregiver, we are so grateful for your devotion, caring and loving attention. You were her angel! Helen will remain in the memories and hearts of her husband, children and friends forever.  Prayers will be held on Monday, January 23rd at 6:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 24th at 10:00 am at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 750 Rutland Road North, Kelowna, BC. Interment to take place in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of BC, www.parkinson.bc.ca. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Prayer Service
Monday, January 23rd at 6:00 pm

Tuesday, January 24th at 10:00 am

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

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