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GOODCHILD – Helga

April 8, 1929 – August 24, 2009

We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Mrs. Helga Goodchild, beloved mother and grandmother. Helga passed away on Monday August 24th, 2009 at the age of 80 years.

Born and raised in Germany, Helga moved to England when she became a nurse. She nursed in England for eight years then moved to Western Canada in 1959 where shortly thereafter she met and married her husband Walter Goodchild. Walter and Helga had spent almost all their married life in Oxbow, Saskatchewan having moved to Calgary in the summer of 2006. Helga was an avid reader and her deep love of books was evident by the hundreds of volumes that lined the shelves of her library. She was also an enthusiastic gardener and even when she was no longer an active gardener she was still ready with a variety of gardening advice for anyone who needed it.

Helga is survived by her four children, James (Betty), Kay-Lynne (Ed), Sharon, and Alison (Geoff); grandchildren, Chasity (Les), Andrew, Colin (Jenny), Christopher, Thomas and Kerri; and her special great grandchildren, Oliver and Paige and our soon to be expected new arrival Jordan. She is also survived by her brother Kurt Brase (Jutta) who still lives in her home country of Germany with his family. She is predeceased by her late husband Walter who passed away October 29th, 2008.

As per Helga’s request, a cremation has taken place. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Helga Goodchild, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. randall mcginnis :

    My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    Randall

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  2. It was such a shock to hear of your Mom’s passing. My deepest sympathy to everyone.

    Marie Mahan

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  3. So sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts are with you.

    Elise and Bob Lilja

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  4. Catherine Torfason :

    So sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts are with you.

    Elsie and Bob Lilja

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  5. Lori Gonas Ne: Scott (Oxbow) :

    Dear Alison and Family:
    My thoughts are with you all during this hard time in your life. As you probably know, my Mom passed a few years ago and it is hard to lose them BUT keep in mind that your Mom will always be with you, in your thoughts and memories and that can never die.
    Take Care.

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  6. Mary and Gordon McNab :

    Our deepest sympathy to all family members. We remember good times at your home and I especially remember how your mom could make such good stuff from the family garden or from the wild foods your dad brought home. I am glad that we got to visit earlier this year in Oxbow.

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