PURCELL, Helen (nee Prepchuk)
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March 6, 1911 - December 16, 2012
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of our Mom on December 16, 2012 at Sutherland Hills Rest Home, Kelowna, BC. Helen was born at Kayville, Sk and is the last surviving sibling of 13 brothers and sisters. She is predeceased by her husband Joseph and sons John, Peter and George. Helen is survived by two sons Lee (Chris) and Don (Jan) both of Vancouver, BC, three daughters, Genovieve, Marina (Cocar) and Georgina (Majeran) all of Kelowna, BC and daughters-in-law Joan (Vancouver), Kathy (Kelowna) and Roseanne (Calgary). She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great- grandchildren. Helen and Joseph retired from the family farm in Kayville to Regina in 1956. Her most precious moments were spent amongst her family. She so enjoyed cooking and baking, was a gracious hostess to family and friends. Helen was a very spiritual person and it was in Regina she became a devoted member of St. George Orthordox Cathedral and the Ladies Auxiliary and is considered the most senior member of the Parish. In 1996 Helen moved to Kelowna, BC to be close to her daughters, residing in Sutherland Hills Rest Home. A prayer service will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 Victoria Avenue East, Regina. Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 10:00 am at George Orthodox Cathedral, 2005 Edgar St., Regina, with Fr. Cosmin Sicoe officiating. Interment to follow in Riverside Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to Victoria Avenue Funeral Chapel, Regina,SK.
Published in The Regina Leader-Post on Jan. 4, 2013