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Vande Zande, Helene

March 15, 1935 – July 27, 2014

Helene Vande Zande, (nee Westra) passed away peacefully on July 27, 2014 in her home at the age of 79.

Helene was predeceased by Lawrence her beloved husband of 56 years. Helene will be dearly missed by her two children, Larry and Lynn Stephenson and her six grandchildren Daniel, Michael, Kevin, Jordan, Laura and Nathan. Helene will also be missed by her American relatives, her brothers John (Connie) and Clarence (Barbara) and her sister Mary Ann Westra (Jerry) as well as many nephews and nieces. Helene cherished her family and the time she spent with them. She will be warmly remembered for the colourful stories of her life in Randolph and the travels she shared with her family before settling in Calgary in 1968. She had a passion for reading, travelling to tropical destinations and spending time with her husband and family at their cottage.

Family and friends are invited to attend Helene’s funeral at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in the McInnis and Holloway Funeral Home on 14441 Bannister Road. The burial will follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens.

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

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  1. Larry, Lynn & Families,
    Our hearts go out to you in your time of loss. We pray for peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. May God’s love enfold each one of you during this time.
    Love & Hugs,
    Pam, Bill, Sara, Amy & Kevin

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  2. The Roberton family :

    We have been neighbours of Laurence and Helene’s for quite some time on Sunmount Rise-#16. They were wonderful neighbours who became honourable friends and I know how much your mother, grandmother missed her husband these past 5 years. So we, the cul de sac really ‘took advantage’ of your mom at our monthly lunches to have a laugh, share a recent experience, to better know her and to hopefully make her feel ‘still connected’! Her sudden death comes as a shock, she passed @ home which seems comforting seeing as where her home looks onto. My husband and I send our sad and respectful condolences to you, we are unable to attend as we are still away for the summer at our cottage on Lake of the Woods, a place I often swapped stories with Sylvan Lake!!. Rob&Val

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  3. Lennie Hamilton :

    Dear Lynn and family, What a shock by Helene’s sudden death. It was not that long ago that we had a wonderful visit at the Salon. We were going down memory lane, when you babysat my daughter, Marnie, Lynn, and all the fun times we had. Our heartfelt condolences to your family from ours.

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  4. Dr. Donald Habijanac, Dr. Tara Habijanac and staff :

    Our heartfelt condolences to your family.

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