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Passed away August 19, 2015 at the age of 90 years. Survived by her loving husband Gordon Ziglar; daughters Carol (Dave) Hecko of Kelowna, BC, Doreen (Peter) Golko of Edmonton, AB and Shirley (Derek) Broadhurst of Cranbrook, BC; son Don (Linda) Spencer; grandchildren Chris Mike and Tanis Spencer, Jo-Dee Hecko Coello, Janice Hecko Hayward, Rick Pearson and Lisa Poleris and Jamie Shearer (Broadhurst) and Todd Broadhurst; great grandchildren Kalie, Brea, Grace, Cole and Luke, Kailie and Ashley, Zack, Aiden, Seth, Jeremy and Brandon, Andrew Clifford (Hecko) and Jayden, Daniel and Blake, Keisha and Jordan; great great grandchildren Sage and Hannah Clifford; brothers Francis (Hilda) Houde of Kelowna, BC, and Lewis (Joyce) Houde of London ON. Predeceased by her first husband Howard Spencer in 1976 and her brother and his wife Alfred and Marie Houde of Chetwynd, BC.

Our dear Mother and Grandmother Helen passed away at Hospice House in Kelowna, BC with her family at her bedside. Mom loved all crafts, gardening, and bowling and was a beautiful artist. Roses were her love. Mom touched the hearts of all who knew her. She was such a treasure to have had. We love you so much Mom and Grandma and will miss you ‘til we meet again. Love, your children and grandchildren.

Evening prayers will be held Monday August 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm and a Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 10:30 am at Holy Spirit Church 1260 Neptune Rd, Kelowna, BC with Father Cerlouie Jimenez officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society www.cancer.ca or to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association, www.hospicecoha.org. 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 August 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 10:30 am

Holy Spirit Church

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Service Details

The prayer service for ZIGLAR, Helen is scheduled for Monday August 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm at located at 1260 Neptune Road, Kelowna, BC .

The service for ZIGLAR, Helen is scheduled for Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 10:30 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Holy Spirit Church

1260 Neptune Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Kandy & Renato Cescon says:

    Dear Carol , Dave & Family.

    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom & Grandma ( Nana ) .
    Our love to you…..
    Ciao…… Kandy & Renato Cescon

  • Edgar & Lynn Fleury says:

    Don and Family
    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss,
    our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time

  • adolf and terry ruesch says:

    Our prayers and good wishes to Helen`s family. Aunty Helen is such a dear soul, so wonderful to her friends and family, also a very talented lady, we will miss you very much and keep you in our hearts until we meet again!!

  • Linda Willis says:

    My thoughts and love go out to you and your family Shirley, Time will lessen the pain in your heart,and fond memories will sustain you in the healing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Robert and Lynda Poliues says:

    Gordon,Doreen, Peter, Lisa, Lee, Keisha and Jordan, our love and prayers are with you all at this time. Helen was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know and love her.
    Love and prayers, Bob and Lynda

  • Vernell Komant says:

    Carol & Dave:
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. My thoughts are with you at this time…She is now one of your guardian angels…May she rest in peace


  • Connie & Ken Bielert says:

    Condolences to the Spencer family from the Bielert’s. We have so many fond & happy memories of living next door to your mom & dad back in Ellison all those years ago!

  • Barb and Terry Conn says:

    To The Spencer Family…We had only met your Mom /Gramma a few times. We remember her as being a lovely lady, bless her heart.

    Heartfelt sympathy…Barb & Terry

  • Lorne Pearson + Marianne Marten says:

    Helen was a great lady and loving to all. We will miss her and her one of smile . Helen will live on with us in our hearts.

  • Dan and Doris MacNaughton says:

    So sorry to be informed of the loss of Helen .She was a wonderful and strong woman ,she never complained about anything ,we had some great times with her and Gordon bowling ,so sorry for not keeping in touch but we were going through lot through the past year ,Dan is fighting his own battle with lung cancer and we lost our son of 47 yrs. on June 25th.that is why I could not be at funeral as it would of been exactly 2 Months to the day and I just could not be there. Sincearly Dan and Doris MacNaughton

    • Carol and Dave Hecko says:

      We are so sorry to hear of your loss as well. Good luck with your health Dan. Thank you for your condolences. Now it’s time for healing for all of us. Carol and Dave

      • Doreen and Peter Golko says:

        Thank you for your kind words about Mom. She was a very strong person and battled her cancer for 10 years.
        The next step for all of us is the healing and that takes time. (One day at a time)
        I am so sorry for the loss of your son.
        Good luck with your battle Dan

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