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McCARTHY – Helen Martha (nee Doerksen )

February 11, 1945 – November 22, 2009

Helen beloved wife of Blaine of Calgary passed away on November 22, 2009 at the age of 64 years.

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our wife and mother Helen. Helen Martha was born on February 11, 1945 in Herbert SK., to David and Margaret Doerksen. She went to school in Main Centre and Herbert SK., and when she finished she relocated to Swift Current SK. There she met her husband Blaine. They moved to Calgary where she worked for many years at China City Restaurant making many treasured friends along the way. Helen most enjoyed family and friend get-togethers over coffee and tea, as well as spending time with her grandchildren. One of her favourite places to be was at the family cabin where she took pleasure in gardening and picking berries.

Besides her loving husband, Helen is remembered by her children, Barry (Denise) McCarthy, Dean McCarthy (Tanya Zolis), and Tammy McCarthy (Morgan Simmonds); seven grandchildren, Samara, Shayla, Brendan, Dylan, Alycia, Jada and Rashaun; brothers, Jake (Roberta) Doerksen, and Henry (Betty) Doerksen. Helen was predeceased by her mother Margaret Doerksen, her father David M. Doerksen and her brother David H. Doerksen.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, November 27, 2009 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

A Celebration of Helen’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 10:30a.m Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Garden, 1515 – 100 Street S.E. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Helen McCarthy a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Mark, Deannie and Family :

    Our sincere sympathy is sent out to Blaine, Deano and family. Just wanting you to know that we are thinking of you all at this time of your loss of a great wife, mother, and grandmother. We thoroughly enjoyed our visits with Helen sitting around the campfire and in the hot tub. How she loved sitting in that hot tub! She was always so welcoming to everyone. We send you all our thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Sincerest sympathy is sent out to the McCarthy family on the passing of Helen.

    Life is preciously too short and we must enjoy every moment of it till the end.

    All the best to you, Tammy, and yourloved ones in this hour of sadness

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  3. Leona[Kehler]Cornelson :

    My sympathy to your family. We have fond memories of Helen, my sister Elsie and Helen spent many hours of their childhood at our house or the Doerksen home in Main Centre.

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  4. Elsie(Kehler) Zacharias :

    My deepest sympathy to Helens Family. I will always treasure the times we had growing up in Main Centre. Helen and I spent hours together.

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