Helen PHILLEY

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PHILLEY, Helen (nee Miller)
On the evening of Friday, April 11, 2014, Helen Philley, played out the last chapter of her life just 26 km from where it began 88 years ago. Departing with the elegance and grace we have always known, her loving caregivers and Kim were honored to be by her side. Helen is welcomed by her parents Adam & Levina, husband Ray, devoted daughter Pat, brothers Ervin, Norbert, Harvey, and sisters Hilda, Ruth, and Gloria. Cherishing her memory is her daughter Kim (Charlie), grandchildren Taylor (Michelle), Curtis (Kelly), Dayna (Patrick), Cameron (April), Jaylyn (Quinton), great-grandchildren Campbell, Oliver, Willow, and Summer, sister Anne, brothers Butch (Joan), Lyle (CJ), and David, many nieces, nephews, and her life-long friend Audrey Thorne. The fourth of eleven children, Helen was born and raised in Zehner, Saskatchewan. Ray and Helen married and settled in Regina. Helen thrived on her work in the SaskPower library, where she was the Google before Google for the engineers. She was a voracious reader of non-fiction and excelled at scrabble, crossword puzzles, and trivia games. She enjoyed walks in Wascana Park and wore a path to the public library. Famous for her jam jams and ginger snaps, "Grandma never runs out of cookies"! We are profoundly thankful for the genuine and compassionate care Helen received from the staff of the Regina Lutheran Home. The Eden Care community makes a difference. We took great comfort in knowing she was valued and safe in their care. Our family, hindered by distance but not by love, are grateful for the dedication to the elders in their care. There will be a private celebration of Helen's life at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Regina Lutheran Home (Resident Care Equipment). Online condolences may be made on the Leader-Post's website within the obituaries section.
Published in The Regina Leader-Post from Apr. 15 to Apr. 19, 2014
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