I have lasting and happy memories of Helen. We first met when I was a second year cytotech student (class of '73) at the Provincial Lab. Helen was a unique, wonderfully patient,kind woman and a talented technologist. As a senior screener,she had to check my and my fellow students' work and was, in many ways, instrumental in instilling in us the required day to day technical skills with patience and humor. I have always tried to follow her example, when later in my career, I also had to deal with students. It was my privilege to work with Helen until her retirement from the lab. And I remember Darcy, as an apple cheeked young U of A student, occasionally visiting the lab to wait for his Mom. Helen was always so proud of all of you and we shared many family & other tales, at coffee & lunch breaks. Even after all these years, when the members of our class get together, which is quite often, Helen's name (we affectionately called her "little Helen")invariably comes up in our reminiscences. We have never and will never forget her.
With my sincere condolences to all the family at your loss,