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HIEBERT, Helena Antonia (Helen)

November 20, 1925 – August 31, 2012

Helen Hiebert, passed away peacefully in Calgary on Friday, August 31, 2012.

Born in Brierville, Alberta, to immigrants from Riese, Italy Helen spent her childhood in the Lac La Biche and Coalhurst areas. As a young woman Helen moved to Calgary where she met and married her husband, Al Hiebert. Helen took great pride in her work as a waitress at Piccardy’s, Calgary Catering, the Calgary Petroleum Club and The York Hotel dining room. Helen always relished a game of Backgammon, Whist, Crib, Stook or Rummy with any willing opponent. Her passion became handicapping the thoroughbred horses, which she spent hours studying. Helen was an accomplished cook and baker and every summer her vegetable and flower gardens flourished under her care.

Helen will be lovingly remembered by her son’s Robert (Susan), Les (Sharon), daughter Kathy; grandchildren Derek (Sherry), Shannon, Chelsea (Shaun), Paul (Darci), Jesse, great granddaughter Tiara and Helen’s sister Amy Anderson.

The family wishes to thank staff at the Father Lacombe Care Centre and The Salvation Army Jackson Willan Senior’s Residnece, for their compassion and care of Helen over the last several years, which was greatly appreciated. Lastly to the doctors, nurses and support staff of Unit 36, Special Services, at Foothills Hospital, your exceptional level of professionalism, empathy and concern were truly appreciated.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, (640 – 19 Avenue N.W.) on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. A reception to celebrate Helen’s life and share thoughts and stories will be held at the parish hall, located at the church. A brief ceremony, for family and any others who wish to attend, will be held at the grave side in Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to The Father Lacombe Foundation or The Salvation Army Jackson Willan Senior’s Residence.

In living memory of Helen Hiebert 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. Les and Sharon:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Les’ Mother’s passing. It is never easy to lose a parent.

    Best wishes to your family.

    Laurie Gerke

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  2. I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your beloved mother. As a caregiver at the Salvation Army Jackson/Willan Residence, I have fond memories of your mother. She was a very kind lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may the Lord of all comfort and peace touch your grieving hearts. Edna Nord

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  3. Gary & Wendy Simpson :

    Les & Sharon sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts & prayers are with you in this difficult time… stay in touch…

    Take care

    Gary & Wendy Simpson

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  4. On behalf of the ladies of Shalem Manor, we extend our condolences to the family. Helen loved to play shuffleboard, and our socials — she was a good dancer. We enjoyed her company for many years…and remember her fondly.

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  5. Dear Les, Rob and Kathy:
    My deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of your Mom. She was a great person. I remember her laugh and great hospitality she always showed me at your home. I also remember winning quite a few dollars folllowing her knowledge of thoroughbred races at the old Stampede Park. I have a lot of great memories of her and your whole family that I will always remember fondly.

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