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September 25, 1928 – April 4, 2013

Helen beloved wife of the late Robert Simpson of Calgary, AB, passed away on April 4, 2013 at the age of 84 years.

Helen was guided by the tenets of Faith, Hope and Charity. She served others in multiple ways as a nurse, teacher, elder in the church and volunteer. She gave to many charities and was always interested in others lives and wellbeing. She was especially kind and generous to children and “adopted” many, many surrogate grandchildren around the world.

Helen is survived by her sons Steven (Diane) and Robert (Taru); granddaughter Sarah; grandson Keith; brother Joe and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Helen was predeceased by her devoted husband Robert; parents James and Margaret; and her siblings Harry, Walter, Gladys, Alex, Peter and Tom.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Arthritis Society, #200, 1301 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1B7 Telephone: (403) 228-2571 or 1 (800) 321-1433. In celebration of her life and artistic spirit she requested mourners to wear bright colours.

In living memory of Helen Simpson, 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. It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of Helen Simpson. We last saw her in person in 2004, and always received news from her at Christmas. We will always remember the warmth she spread around us when we were together at family occassions.
    We are all thinking of her and may her soul rest in peace.
    Kailash, Prem & Family

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  2. Ushma and Ben :

    Ben and I were so sorry to hear that Helen had passed away. I didn’t meet her very often but always heard about her adventures. Ben and I got to speak to her last year on Skype and we really enjoyed catching up with her. I know you will all miss her greatly but I hope that with time you will all be able to remember her and the lovely times you shared with a smile.

    Our thoughts are with you all.
    Ushma and Ben

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  3. David & Moira Hendry :

    Sorry to read of your sad loss. Helen was much thought of when we were altogether in McCheyne Church, Dundee, along with Bob. We welcomed her Christmas letter from Calgary every year and know she suffered much with arthritis – now she is free from pain and at peace. God Bless.

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  4. As one of the children Helen was extremely kind to as a child. I was saddened to discover that she had passed away. I had been trying to trace her to invite her to my wedding. Her kindness to me as a child is something that I have never forgotten, nor the hours that she spent patiently helping me with my reading. Bob and Helen were wonderful neighbours at 101 and will always be fondly remembered by me.

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