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MAASSEN, Helma Martha

August 9, 1946 – Luebeck, Germany
January 28, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Helma Maassen, beloved wife of Herbert of Taber, AB, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the age of 67 years.

Helma will be lovingly remembered by her husband Herbert (“Herbert the Entertainer”).

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Spruce Grove, AB on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Helma Maassen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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  1. Our dear Brother Herbert,
    Thanks for keeping us in the loop. We feel so bad for you both. We would have all hoped for another outcome. In the mean time we continue to pray for you. We can only imagine how hard it must be and some of the challenges you will face in the future without your dear Helma.

    Love & a big hug, Morris & Marielle

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  2. Jim and Helge Nuckolls :

    Dear Herbert, your beautiful, strong , spiritual up building and ever so faithful wife, our dear friend and spiritual sister is asleep. She rests from her pain and waits for the call of resurrection. She will be with us again under the most beautiful circumstances. Our eyes are flowing with tears but our heart is full of hope. We will be there for you, our brother,always! Our times together were special, never forgotten .

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  3. Jen and Jeff Jobst :

    We will always remember Helma’s faithful example and bold personality as Wife, Friend and Jehovah’s precious Sheep. We look forward to welcoming her back in Paradise. Meditating on her life and faith will surely help us to build our own faith and strength to endure. We remember fondly the many good times in service years ago, like the time all four of us were Auxilary pioneering and on a Sunday afternoon we had decided to all get some KFC. Well were laughing so much because we were full of grease trying to eat the chicken in the car while in service. Take care,
    Prayers and Love from Jennifer and Jeff Jobst

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  4. Familie Bernd Walter Maaßen :

    auch ich möchte hier mein Beileid ausdrücken. Ich weiß, dass deine Frau dir der liebste Mensch auf dieser Welt war. Sie war dir immer treu an deiner Seite, in jeder Hinsicht und an jedem Ort der Welt. Sie hat eine große Lücke hinterlassen, die niemand schließen kann.
    Ich wünsche dir viel Kraft, das Leben weiter zu gestalten und zu leben. Ohne in den letzten 30 Jahren in eurer Nähe gewesen zu sein, weiß ich, dass es Helma wollte, dass du mit deinen Freunden und Brüdern deinen Weg weitergehen sollst. Und das wirst du, weil auch du genauso daran glaubst. Und das ist richtig so. Es wird sicher sehr schwer, das zu tun, aber du schaffst das.
    Vater hat immer wieder gesagt “Helma war ein gutes und fleißiges Mädchen. Sie war in Ordnung. Eine Treue Seele, das Herz der Familie.” Das ist seine Art, seine Zuneigung auszudrücken. Jeder mit seinen Worten wie er kann.
    Herbert, ich bin im Geiste bei dir und stehe dir bei.
    Dein Bruder

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  5. Dean MacDonald :

    Dear Herbert and Family
    I wish I could express fully my sincere condolences at this terrible time. This old system certainly takes its toll and tests us to the limit. Helma will be greatly missed and the confidence that she has run the race and now is guaranteed the resurrection hope is surely comforting. I always believed the resurrection hope but it never becomes more real until you need the resurrection hope, and my brother we both need the resurrection hope. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire congregation sent their love .

    Your Brother

    Your Brother

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  6. Debra and Lance Thomas :

    Dear brother Herbert,
    Our hearts are heavy with sadness at the passing of your dear wife and our dear friend and sister Helma.
    You are close in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. We wish we could be there with you personally to offer our comfort and loving support through this most difficult time. Your last visit with us in Regina was very special yet bittersweet and difficult because we thought it might be the last time we would see Helma until the new order. It was very hard to say goodbye.
    We have always been deeply touched by Helma’s loving kindness and hospitality whenever we have visited with you in the past. She warmed our hearts with her laughter and charm and we were greatly encouraged and inspired by her experiences in the preaching activity.
    Her great love and zeal for the truth will always remain as a fine example for all of us.
    May Jehovah the God of all comfort embrace you in his love and may you find comfort in the fact that Helma is only sleeping free of pain and suffering. We will soon share in the joyful time when we can welcome her back in the resurrection.
    We look forward to our next visit with you upon our return to Canada.
    Love from Lance and Debra Thomas

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  7. Troy und Marion Breitsprecher :

    Lieber Herbert,
    wir sind dankbar, dass wir Dich und Helma kennenlernen durften.
    Eure loyale Liebe zueinander und Eure positive Einstellung haben auch unser Herz erreicht.
    Ihr habt in allen Situationen miteinander gekämpft und seid euch immer beigestanden.
    Jetzt müssen wir eine Weile warten, bis Helma aus ihrem Schlaf erwacht.
    Wir wünschen dir für diese Zeit viel Kraft von Jehova!
    Auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen!
    Es drücken Dich,
    Troy und Marion

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  8. Joel, Stephanie and Jarret LaJeunesse :

    Dear Herbert and family, we are very saddened by the news of Helma. We hope you draw comfort from knowing so many people are thinking of you at this time. We were so glad to have been able to see you and Helma while you were visiting here in Regina. Thank you for the time you spent together teaching others about Jehovah. And especially helping our son Devon. I know these times are especially memoratable for you. All our love. Joel, Stephanie and Jarret LaJeunesse

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  9. Ray & Carmon McFadyen :

    We have never met you personally. but have listened to the music you and Helma produced on CDs for many years. Also have followed you on your website of your travels to Mexico, etc. The news of Helms succumbing to cancer is so sad. Your faithful service to Jehovah assures you of Helma’s awaking in paradise soon. May JEHOVAH help you cope with your loss, and help you keep busy in the ministry. Pleased accept our deepest sympathies.

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  10. Robert & Susan Zaccaria :

    Thanks for being our friends, we love you both forever and we look forward in seeing you both again in the near future. My Brother stop by and stay with us in Scottsdale. All our Love.

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  11. Robert & Susan Zaccaria :

    Thank you for your friendship, we will always Love you both forever and look forward in seeing you both again soon. My Brother come and stay with us in Scottsdale. All our Love.

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