Helen Jane Chipman
1937 - 2021
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Helen Jane Chipman

July 13, 1937 - May 15, 2021

Helen was born in Montreal to Herbert John (Jack) Taylor and Emily Gladys Taylor. She was the fourth of 5 children.

Helen married Donald Selby Chipman and had four children. They moved their family from Montreal, eventually settling permanently in Prince George in 1974.

Helen pursued a career as an administrative professional and fully retired at age 78. She was very proud to earn her Certified Professional Secretary achievement in 1994. Helen was a member of Toastmasters and the Yellowhead Rotary Club.

She grew to love Prince George and was a fierce advocate and promoter of the city to anyone that asked her about it. Helen took every opportunity to volunteer and give back to the community. She sat on numerous boards, including the Child Development Center and the Prince George Restaurant and Food Services Association. She was a past Director for the Prince George Community Foundation and past Chair of the Citizen of the Year. Helen looked forward to volunteering for the Spirit of the North Foundation Festival of Trees event every year. Further. Helen was a Director on the David Douglas Botanical Garden at UNBC. As a member of the Interior University Society, Helen was proud to be one of the 16,000 people that signed the petition to have the University built in Prince George.

As a fierce mama bear and advocate of her kids, Helen was always a proud and supportive mom, balancing running a house with 4 children, her work life, and maintaining a healthy eating and exercise lifestyle. She was fit and full of life right up until the end. She maintained her home until her stroke in January 2021.

Helen lived her life full of love, kindness, laughter, and quick wit. As a strong and fiercely independent woman, she lived it her way.

Mom, you were our role model, our rock, our champion, and our best friend. Thank you.

Helen is pre-deceased by mother Emily, father Herbert (Jack), siblings Gladys, Doreen (Renee), John (Sonny), and husband Donald. She is survived by her brother Victor, and her children: Vicky, Lori and Gary, Scott and Desa, Kellie and Dan; and her 12 grandchildren: Trisha, Wes, Recene, Steven, Andrea, Johnny, Jared, Chad, Zachary, Aaron, Carly, and Sean.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Prince George Hospice Society.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The Prince George Citizen from May 17 to May 27, 2021.
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June 2, 2021
I had recently retired when a Beginners Bridge Group was started. Helen was already a bridge player but agreed to mentor us as we learned and played the game. She always had such a positive attitude, a big smile and a generous heart. Helen, you will be thought of often!
Dale Grieves
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May 18, 2021
My deepest condolences to Vicky, Scott, Desa, Zachary and the family. Helen was definitely a force to be reckoned with, and served her city proudly. I have many great past memories of fun times with her. She was always so proud of all her family and will be sorely missed. Rest in peace Helen.
Flo Hinks
Friend
May 17, 2021
Mike and I met Helen through her lovely daughter, Vicky, as they were part of several of our PG Celtic Club activities over the past few years. We are so sad to hear of her passing, and wish peace and warmth to her family in this difficult time. RIP Helen
Carolyn Kelly
Acquaintance
May 17, 2021
Helen was a good friend to all she met. She loved life, her family, her community and took on life with a smile and kind words. She will be missed.
Bruce and Beverley Strachan
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