June 19, 1918 – December 6, 2009
Helen was born in Calgary and lived in Capitol Hill until she married Henry on September 8, 1934. Helen lived and raised her family in Ramsey for forty-five years. For many years Helen managed the CNIB cafeteria but her true joy was being a homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother.
Helen is survived by her children, Ellen (Gerry) of High River, Ronald (Jeanette) of Strathmore, Kenneth (Lois), and John (Kelly), both of Calgary. Helen has sixteen grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren. Helen was predeceased by her son Henry Jr. (Hank) on December 6, 1967; her husband Henry Sr. on March 2, 1995; and her sister Dorothy Weir on March 26, 2002.
Helen’s greatest pride and joy in her life was her family. Her capacity to love each and every member of her family was truly boundless. Helen Shelley personified JOY, her zest for life was admired by all who knew her. Each and every day we shared with our Mother/Granny was truly a gift.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Sunday, December 13, 2009 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, December 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca or to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 700, 10665 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB , T5J 3S9 Telephone: (780) 452-1166.
In living memory of Helen Shelley, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences