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ZUCCHELLI, Helen Marilynn

1939 – Toronto, ON
2013 – Red Deer, AB

Helen Zucchelli passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013 at the age of 73 years.

Helen grew up in Toronto and moved to Alberta in 1976 where she met and married her new love Tony. Together they owned and operated a restaurant in Blackie. After Tony’s passing, she worked with Mary Kay for twenty years.

Helen is survived by her children Jackie Bennings (Mike), Kelly Hawken (Terry), Mark Read and Robbie Read; grandchildren, Christopher and Brandon Bennings, Shantel Christensen (Kurt) and Shawne Mohl (Chris); great-granddaughter Kaleigh Christensen; siblings Frank McDonald (Irene), Robert McDonald (Joyceline) and Susan Dahl (Larry); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and Mary Kay Cosmetics friends. She was predeceased by her father Francis McDonald; mother Delia McDonald; husband Anthony (Tony) Zucchelli and brother Terry McDonald.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864. www.ab.lung.ca or to Look Good Feel Better, 420 Britannia Road East, Suite 102 Mississauga, ON L4Z 3L5 Telephone: 905-890-5161. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Red Deer Hospital, Dr. Van den Berg, Unit 22 staff and the respiratory therapists.

In living memory of Helen Zucchelli, 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.

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  1. Tannis MacFarlane-Kelly :

    Dear Kelly, Jackie, Robbie & Mark,
    My deepest sympathies to your entire family upon Helen’s passing. I remember rooming with her in Toronto for Mary Kay Seminar in the middle ’90’s and what a sweet time we had! She was always the poised, polished, professional and welcomed you with open arms at whatever event you would see her at! I learned a lot from her, but mostly the graceful way that she made you always feel important and special. Thanks for sharing her with me (with all of us in Mary Kay)! We hope that your many good memories will buoy you up during this difficult time. May God bless you all!

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  2. Lynda Drysdale :

    Helen and myself shared a room at one of our Seminars. She was one of the most go-give women, and I enjoyed our time together at various Mary Kay functions. My condolences to your family. Please know that there are many Directors in Mary Kay who feel as I do, and I am certain that her team members shared those feelings as well. She will be missed by her Mary Kay family too. God Bless.

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  3. Tracy Campbell :

    Helen was an inspiration to us all!
    I shared time with her at Mary Kay events for many years. She was a beautiful lady and I feel very blessed to have known her. I wish you peace and memories during this time and always.
    All my best,
    Tracy Campbell

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  4. Tricia Barker (formerly Dalton) :

    So very sorry to Helen’s family for your loss. Helen was my lovely Mary Kay director when I joined Mary Kay 18 years ago. She was so lovely and had a profound and positive impact on my life. I am richer for having known her. She always talked about her beautiful children and grand children and was so very proud of every one of them. I am sure she is deeply missed.
    With sincere condolences,
    Tricia Barker (formerly Dalton)

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  5. Carol Thompson :

    I can’t believe it’s been a year. I miss you every day, Helen. You were an amazing mentor and friend and I’ll always remember you.

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  6. Christmas is upon us again, Nana…
    and not a day goes by where we don’t miss you or think about you.

    Christmas will never be the same without your loving and warm grandmotherly love that I so miss.

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas up in heaven with Papa…

    Miss you,
    Love Shawne xoxo

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