April 2, 1920 – Kerrobert, Saskatchewan
February 9, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
On Monday, February 9, 2015, at 94 years young, Adam left us peacefully to join his many family and friends who left before him.
He leaves his loving son Fred (Kathy) and daughter Barbara and the grandchildren he adored – Kristopher, Graham, Kurtis, Michael, Julia and Lisa and great-granddaughter, Kaelyn. He was one of fifteen and is survived by his brothers, Philip, Paul, and Larry and sisters, Mona, Marge, and Leona. He was predeceased by his mother Genevieve; father George; brothers, Joe, Jack, Peter, Jerry, Vinnie, and George; and sisters Minnie and Emily.
Adam moved to the Peace River country in 1935. He served in World War II with his four brothers who all made it home safely. He was a tank member in the 96th Battery, 5th Canadian Anti-Tank Regiment. After the war, Adam took up farming and raised his family in the Bluesky area of Northern Alberta and worked in the oilfield in the wintertime. Farming was Adam’s passion for most of his life. When he was 79 years old, he moved from the farm to the Shawnessy Lodge in Calgary to be close to his family. He loved living at the Lodge and greatly appreciated the staff and many friends he made there. He enjoyed family celebrations filled with laughter and love. In later life, one of his biggest enjoyments was spending time at the family cabin on Shuswap Lake.
We are grateful to all of the people who loved and supported Adam through his life. He was an amazing person and such a great role model for his children and grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Blvd. SW) on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Blvd. SW) on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Legacy Project for veterans at www.canadianlegacy.org
In living memory of Adam Helfrick, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences