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WADE – Helen (nee Lukas)

June 14, 1937 – September 18, 2009

Helen Wade of Calgary, passed away on September 18, 2009 at the age of 72 years.

Helen was born June 14, 1937 at the family farmhouse near Lestock, SK. She grew up in the Lestock and Regina areas before moving to Calgary, Toronto and returning to Calgary. On June 16, 1956, Helen married Alex Wade, and together they made their home raising a family of five children. Helen was very devoted to her church and community. She was a long time member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, the Catholic Women’s League, Red Hat Society, Red Cross and Happy Gang Choir. In her retirement years, Helen and Alex also enjoyed travelling and taking cruises to many places throughout the world. She loved listening to country music, giving a helping hand to others, and most of all, to be with her children and grandchildren.

Helen was predeceased by her loving husband Alex and parents Michael and Suzanne Lukas. Helen is survived by her loving children, Alec Wade (Imbi Kannel) of Toronto, ON, Larry Wade (Dea Christian) of Dallas, Texas, Sandra Wade and Tim Wade (Sarah FitzGerald) both of Calgary and Terry Wade (Nicole Karras) of Fonthill, ON; eleven grandchildren, Eliasz, Robert, Lucas, Alyssa (Allie), James (Kallsen), Marshall, Irene, Mitchell, Melanie, Ellen and Georgia. Helen is also survived by her mother-in-law Olga Wojna; sisters, Anne (Bob) Clark and Mary (Gene) Gazda, sister-in-law Anne, and brother-in-law Wally.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive & Northland Drive N.W.) on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust – Home Care and Palliative Care Program, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615, www.thetrust.ca or Helen Wade’s personal page at the Trust , www.community.calgaryhealthtrust.ca/netcommunity/helenwade

In living memory of Helen Wade, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. I have enjoyed working with Helen very much over the last months. She was a wonderful lady with a sense of humor. I will always hold her dear in my memories.

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  2. Gerrie Anderson :

    I am sending my condolences to Helen’s family. I belonged to the same Red Hatter’s – that is how I knew Helen. We had some wonderful times at our meetings.
    Helen was a true LADY and someone I would like to pattern my life after.
    I am so sorry I can’t attend the funeral, but we have company from Denmark.
    May God be with you all at this time.
    Gerrie Anderson
    Vulcan, AB

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  3. Heather Rasmussen :

    Helen was a member of my Red Hat Group,
    I really enjoyed talking with her about all her travels (her red hat name was
    Cruisin Biddy Helen) She will be missed by us all. My deepest sympathy to Helen’s family.
    Heather Rasmussen

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  4. To Terry and Family,

    I would like to express my deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother and grandmother.

    Sincerely,

    Chelsea Pretty

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  5. Dawn, Leo, Marina, Victoria, and Sarah Zinga :

    Our condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. I work with Terry and we wanted you to know that our thoughts are with you, Niki and the girls at this difficult time. Cherish the memories, celebrate her life and the gifts she has given you.

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  6. Pat & Darrell Wright :

    A good friend who will be missed, God Bless.

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  7. My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. I am sure the loss is very deeply felt.

    I work with Terry in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Brock University, and I wish him and your family well.

    Tony

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  8. The Hickey Family :

    The Hickey family wishes to extend our deepest sympathies regarding the untimely passing of Helen. She was a great spirit who was always a delight to be around. Words cannot express how difficult this time must be for you all, and we are very saddened to hear of her passing. She will be missed.

    We regret that we are unable to attend the memorial because we have been called out of the province, but once again, we wish to extend our deepest sympathies to your family.

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