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Peacefully, surrounded by family, it is with great sadness that Helen's family announces her passing after a brief but courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the age of 82. Helen was predeceased by her husband Anton "Tony"; grandson Kyle; son-in-law Don Falconer; her parents Mike and Margaret Baumgartner; brothers Tony, Dan and Ben Baumgartner; sister and brother-in-law Antonia and Richard Gjesdal; father-in-law and mother-in-law Adam and Magdalena Schaffer; sisters-in- law Margaret Weisgarber and Margaret Schaffer; brothers-in-law Jack, Vince, Casper, Joe and Pete Schaffer, Stan Eberle and Tony Weisgarber. Helen is survived by her children Linda, Ken, Dale (Debbie), Dave (Yvonne), Bonnie (Dave) and Kelly (Debbie); ten grandchildren; ten great- grandchildren; sisters-in-law Dorothy Baumgartner, Iris Baumgartner, Barb (Mike) Weisgarber, Rose Eberle, Ell (Sandy) Duthie and Anne Schaffer; brothers-in-law Leo (Loreen), Max (Marg) and Steve Schaffer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Child R.C. Church, 2636 – 7th Avenue East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Private family interment in Riverside Memorial Park. The family would like to thank the staff of the Palliative Care Unit with special thanks to Dr. Pole. In lieu of flowers, donations in memoriam may be made to Regina Palliative Care Inc., 4F – 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK, S4T 1A5. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.speersfuneralchapel.com
Published in The Regina Leader-Post on Dec. 18, 2012