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LEES, Helen Alice Martha (nee Patton)

January 15, 1931 – April 3, 2013

Helen Lees passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the age of 82 years.

Helen was born and raised in Calgary. She worked as a Blackjack dealer for thirty years and was affectionately known as “Chickie”. She will be deeply missed by those she left behind.

Helen is survived by four children Colleen, Ilona (Ron), Christopher (Roxanne) and Patrick; a sister Beth; three brothers Don (Anne), Wesley and Kenneth; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband William, parents John and Margaret, brothers Tom, John (Jack), Joseph (Buddy) and Robert, and sisters Margaret, Eileen and Ada.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

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  1. Douglas Patton :

    Condolences, from the Patton family, our prayer and thought go to all.
    Douglas

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  2. Jacquie & Mike Launer :

    Rest in Peace Chickie. We will miss you.

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  3. Brian Debbie Shane Heather Mike Micheal & Sierra Silbernagel :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
    A limb has fallen from the family tree.
    I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me.
    Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.
    The good life I lived while I was strong.
    Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you.
    Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.
    My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.
    Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.
    Continue traditions, no matter how small.
    Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls
    I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin.
    Until the day comes we’re together again

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  4. Axel Koenig :

    Rest in Peace Helen We Will Miss You

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  5. My thoughts are with all of you. Auntie Helen was such a loving, wonderful woman and we are all going to miss her!

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  6. Raymond and Joan Wahler :

    Colleen, Ilona, Chris, and Pat,
    We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your sweet and precious Mom. We know that you, like the rest of the family, will miss her so dearly.
    Please know that we are praying for God’s sweetest comfort for your loss, at this time.

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  7. Stephanie Lambert (Kalmbach) :

    Chickie was such a great lady. My mom (Mary) talked of her often. She will be missed and my dearest sympathy goes out to all the Family.

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  8. Lori Galiardi :

    “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
    Praying that you’ll be surrounded by His comforting love and filled with the peace that only He can give.
    With Heartfelt Sympathy, Terry, Lori Galiardi and boys

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  9. Chris, I was so sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing. My thoughts are with you and Rocky during this time of grief and I hope your pain will pass sooner rather than later.
    Your friend, Lynn Arris

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  10. Gord and Bee Ratuski :

    Chris,
    We were both very saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts are with you, Rocky, and your entire family.
    With our deepest sympathy, Gord and Bee

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