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KEMP, Helena

June 3, 1928 – Rosenfeld, Manitoba
June 26, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Helena Kemp of Calgary passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the age of 90 years.

Helena was predeceased by her loving husband Glen of 62 years and survived by their two sons, Paul (Gail) and Scott (Keitha), as well as her two grandchildren, Nicole (Thomas) and Darryl. She was born in Rosenfeld, MB in 1928 and then settled in Calgary in 1960. Helena was the 4th youngest of 12 children who were raised on the family farm in Southern Manitoba by her parents Solomon and Anna Doerksen.

Helena was a spirited young woman working in Winnipeg at a few jobs including Manitoba Telephones Crew Dispatcher. She enjoyed frequent weekend train trips to Grand Beach to hear Big Band music and dance at its renowned Dance Hall. She was quite athletic playing baseball, tennis, golf and skiing as well as supporting Glen and her boys on their numerous sporting adventures.

Helen was very active in the Southwood Community Association and a diligent volunteer with the Calgary Public Library. She enjoyed sewing, camping and hiking, as well as being an accomplished artist doing crafts, sketching and oil painting.

On retirement, Glen and Helena fulfilled their dream of building the family cabin on Kootenay Lake, BC.

Thank you to the kind staff at Auburn Heights for taking such good care of Helena over the past 2 years.

A Private Family Celebration of Life will be held. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, please donate to Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.

In living memory of Helena Kemp, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Paul, Scott & families,
    I was very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a nice lady. My sincere condolences.

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  2. Murray & Judy Wright

    We are very sorry for your loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Helena (Mrs. Kemp) was very kind to me growing up and I will always remember her driving us around in the old Pontiac and making us cream cheese sandwiches when we were hungry!

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