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1926 - 2013
Helen Stearns passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 86. Born on October 30, 1926 in Hilda, Alberta, Helen grew up in Hilda and then resided in Calgary. She is survived by her brother Don; her sisters Lorraine and Stella; her sons Bryan and Cameron; daughters Caryn, Barbara and Laurie; daughters-in-law Linda and Debbie; grandchildren Maury, Leslie-Ann, Jaimee, Jonathan, Joel and Tyler; and her great-granddaughters Zeppy, Louella and Eleanor and great-grandson Maxwell. Helen will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by all. She is predeceased by her parents John and Otilla Anhorn, her husband Bruce, a sister Florence who passed away at a very young age and her best friend Anne. Helen and Bruce were entrepreneurs who started and ran different businesses in Calgary. She was a spiritual person who put her family first. She enjoyed gardening, baking, travelling, reading, spending time with friends, going to the Ogden House Seniors and participating in events at the McKenzie Towne Care Centre. She always wanted to pitch in and help with whatever was going on. A Memorial Service for Helen will be held in the Chapel of Eden Brook Funeral Home on Saturday, February 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. We encourage all donations in Helen's memory can be made directly to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ab.ca). The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the McKenzie Towne Continuing Care Centre who provided care for Helen during the last years of her life. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.edenbrookcemetery.ca or by email HelenStearns1@gmail.com. Arrangements entrusted to EDEN BROOK FUNERAL HOME and RECEPTION CENTRE, 24223 Township Road 242, Calgary, AB T3Z 3K2.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Feb. 20 to Feb. 22, 2013