Helen Yee Mock (nee Luey Ying) of Calgary passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at the age of 88 years, after a major stroke and other health complications.
Helen was born on April 6, 1919 in Calgary. She worked as an Accountant and ran a drycleaning business with her husband Arthur. She was a member of the Chinese United Church and enjoyed creating handicrafts. Some of her other hobbies included gardening, cooking and baking, travelling and playing mah jong. She also loved shopping and was happiest when she got a “great buy”. Although she had failing health, Helen was always very resilient.
Helen is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Sylina and Tom of Calgary, Paula and Jack of Vancouver; stepsons and their wives, Moon and Susan of Toronto, Joseph and Nadine of France; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Mildred and Betty. Helen was predeceased by her husband Arthur in 1999; and her brothers, Charlie, Wesley and Ivan.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, November 16, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. 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 17, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow in the Chinese Cemetery (1 Street and 32 Avenue S.W.). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca or 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.
In living memory of Helen Yee Mock, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences