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KELLY, Helen (nee Dubetz)

April 23, 1936 – November 13, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Helen Kelly, on Sunday, November 13, 2011.

Helen was born in Lamont, Alberta on April 23, 1936 and moved to Edmonton at a young age where Helen spent her youth and met her lifelong friend Sheila Bettley. Helen moved to Calgary where she met Michael James Kelly. In 1962, Helen and Michaels’ forty-five year marriage began where they made their family home in Lakeview raising their four boys. Though a homemaker first, Helen was employed for many years at her husband’s law firm as the Office Manager. Helen and Michael loved to travel and took every opportunity to do so. They were fortunate to have travelled the world. She loved to curl and was a member of several different women’s leagues winning many trophies. Helen’s other passion was reading and her appetite for the written word was insatiable.

Helen is survived by her four sons, Terry, Patrick (Sonia), Kevin (Tricia) and Chris (Vanessa). Three grandsons, Willam, Tiarnan and Diarmaid. She is also survived by a brother Willie Dubetz.

Helen was predeceased by her husband Michael in 2007 and a brother Jimmy Dubetz.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McInnis & Holloway’s Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307-14th Street SW) on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside services to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery (32 Ave. & 4th St. SW). Condolences may be forwarded through

Flowers may be sent directly to McInnis & Holloway’s Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.).

Helen’s family would like to extend their thanks to the wonderful staff at both the Foothills & Rockyview hospitals, for helping Helen through her final journey.

In living memory of Helen Kelly, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Willis & Betty O'Leary :

    To the Kelly family:

    Our sympathy to all of you. We are thinking of you and remembering the many pleasant times we spent with Michael and Helen and the family in the past many years.

    Willis & Betty O’Leary, Jonn, Tom & Shannon

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  2. Susan M. Frizzell :

    Patrick & Family,

    My deepest condolences. Take care.

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  3. Sending my condolences to Helen’s family. I will always remember the lovely, interesting, lengthy and knowledgable talks we had along with lots of laughter. She always spoke highly and lovingly about her family. In the 20 years that I’ve known Helen she was never one to complain. I will miss her alot and I will always remember her smile. What a courageous lady. Helen will always have a very special place in my heart.

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  4. Lindsay and Greg Johnson :

    To Patrick and Sonia, one never knows what to say at a time like this, but please accept our deepest sympathy and know that we are thinking of you.

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  5. Caralyn Kelly Stradiotto :

    Pat, Kevin, Chris and families,

    Our deepest condolences to you and your families during this difficult time. We have many wonderful memories of Aunt Helen and she will be missed. Conversations with Aunt Helen were always a pleasure because of her enthusiasm and wide ranging interests. I always looked forward to those Christmas visits!

    We are truly sorry for your loss.

    Caralyn, David and Michael Stradiotto

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