HELEN MAY KLOWAK July 1st, 1924 April 11th, 2012 Helen went to be with her saviour, Lord Jesus Christ, surrounded by family in the St. Paul's Palliative Care Unit. She was born to Violet May Fishleigh and Warner Lekstrom. Violet and Helen came to live with her grandparents, John and Sarah Fishleigh and lived there until 1937. In 1937 Helen and Violet moved in with Joe Holdner. Helen stayed on the farm until she met and married David Klowak on October 26, 1950. In the forties Helen worked on an egg farm. Helen played a lot of softball with Joe as her coach and even went to semi-finals in the Provincials and won lots of tournaments around Saskatchewan. Helen won a car in 1949 and that was the beginning of her contest era. She later enjoyed carpet and lawn bowling, playing cards, watching curling, baseball, figure skating and she excelled at photography. Helen will be loved and remembered by her children, Linda (Reg) Batza, Bev Peters, Darlene (Manfred) Arnold, Norman Klowak, Patty Neufield, and Marilyn Klowak; ten grandchildren, Kent and Lara Peters; Curtis and Brandi Arnold; Angel Neufield (John) and Cody Neufield (Kelsey); Jesse Neufield (Irene) and Joel (Renee) Neufield; step grandchildren, Brad (Carmen) and Leanne (Paul) Thompson; two great grandchildren, Ava and Kai Neufield; three step great-grandchildren, Jake and Ally Thompson, and Baylee Batza; and brother, Roger (Brenda) Holdner and family. Helen was predeceased by her husband, David; parents, Warner and Violet; son-in-law, Tom Peters; and step father, Joe Holdner. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 14th, at the Chapel of the Prairies Circle Drive Alliance Church (3035 Preston Avenue South) with Pastor Wayne Andrie presiding. Following the reception, the interment will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arthritis Society. Thank you to all the staff on the 6th Floor Observation and Palliative Care Units at St. Paul's Hospital. Arrangements in care of John Schachtel MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES (978-5200) www.mourningglory.ca
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Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Apr. 13, 2012