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Helen Elizabeth McDowall

January 6th, 1933 - March 4th, 2022
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MCDOWALL, Helen Elizabeth (nee Day)

   

Helen passed away at the age of 89 on Friday, March 4th surrounded by her children. She was pre deceased by her husband Ken, brothers Edward & Allan, and sister Donna. She is survived by her children Kathleen Vandermark (William), Ted McDowall (Trisha) and Scott McDowall (Lindy), grandchildren Kirk, Jesse, Ryan, Matthew, Daniel & Emma. Helen was a strong supporter for her kids and grandkids, always encouraging them to their potentials.

Speaking often of her 4H calves, Helen was proud of her farming and ranching roots born and raised on a farm near Red Deer Alberta. She spent most of her life in Calgary raising her family, retiring with Ken to the Chilliwack area in BC. After Ken’s passing she moved to Langley, BC to be closer to family. Helen loved sports and was very active gaining many life long friends throughout her years and will be sincerely missed. A private ceremony will be held at a later date.


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Heather Thomson
March 21st, 2022

Will miss my Auntie🥲🥲Talked to her a couple of times a week about hockey, curling and Donald Trump. She fought a good battle with very few complaints. I’ll find peace and comfort in my good memories. RIP Auntie see you on the other side💕💕💕💕💕 Hugs Butch, Heather and family

Heather Thomson
March 20th, 2022

Will miss my Auntie🥲🥲Talked to her a couple of times a week about hockey, curling and Donald Trump. She fought a good battle with very few complaints. I’ll find peace and comfort in my good memories. RIP Auntie see you on the other side💕💕💕💕💕 Hugs Butch, Heather and family

Ivor & Hazel Richardson
March 15th, 2022

Helen has been a dear friend since we met her and Ken in 1995 when we retired from Edmonton to Chilliwack, BC. We haven't seen each other much over the past few years but we have kept in touch by phone and kept tabs on each other. We've always admired her sense of humour and competitive spirit and most of all, her very positive attitude to her illness, right up to the end. We, along with other friends in the complex in Chilliwack, especially enjoyed playing cards, mainly Canasta but Helen and Ken were very avid cribbage players at the clubhouse and enjoyed other activities along with the other residents. Another favorite topic was grandchildren, which we always included in our conversations - for those who don't know there is always a competition between grandmothers! She will be dearly missed by all those whose lives she touched and especially by her children and grandchildren. Rest in peace, Helen!

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