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PROVENCAL, Helen

December 10, 1938 –Yorkton, SK
February 28, 2017 – Calgary, AB

Helen Provencal of Calgary Alberta passed away suddenly on February 28, 2017 with her family by her side.

Helen is survived by her loving husband Daryl Moore, her twins Daughter Debbie ( Joe ) Roman and Son John ( Laura ) Provencal, estranged Daughter Shelley Pym and her step-daughters Kerry Ann ( Miles) Vasey and Patty Jean Moore and son-in-law Brent Pym; her Sister Amelia ( Ted ) Malfair and brother Bill Beyko and Shirley ( John ) Gunn and sister in law Mildred Beyko.

Helen was blessed with five grandchildren Stephanie & Nicole Pym, Dylon & Joshua Vasey, and Jonathan Provencal and numerous nephews and nieces. Helen was predeceased by her husband Jean Guy (John) Provencal in 1983, sisters Stella (John) Husack , Rose (Nick) Griff and Brother John Beyko, nephews Terry Griff, Richard Velichka , Ernie Kramchynski and her God Daughter and niece Debra Husack

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca. or to directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca.

In living memory of Helen Provencal, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Mona Kittlaus

    I am so sad to hear that Helen has left this world. I will always remember her laugh, the twinkle in her eye and her love for food. Although I only knew her for a short time she definitely made an impression. She was a tough lady with a great big heart. I am so sorry for you loss of a wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all.

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  2. Terry Kramchynski

    Dear Daryl, Debbie& Joe and John& Laura and all of Helen’s grandchildren! May God heal your heavy hearts and may all the pictures and memories bring you all some comfort! She will be very missed but know that Helen& Ernie are busy cooking up a storm watching over all of us! She will be always in my heart and mind and sadly missed. Sincerest sympathy! Terry and Tylor &Christie!8

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  3. Daryl, Debbie and John,
    Very sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Helen had a beautiful and generous heart. She was such a lovely lady who welcomed all of us into her life. I remember her for her infectious smile and laughter, for you both providing delicious home cooked meals and welcoming us into your home. My heart goes out to you all in this time of such great loss.

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  4. My deepest condolences to the family. I have such fond memories of Helen and I will cherish those and the time that I got to spend with her. I admired her confidence in always speaking her mind, and her sass and of course her amazing cooking skills. She was a tremendous presence and will be deeply missed.

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  5. Our condolences to all of you. Helen and John lived next door to me in Moose Jaw–Urban, Lena and Linda Lys. I babysat for them. Rest in peace Helen.

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  6. Sonya Cameron

    To our friend, our colleague, John Provencal, his family, & extended family of Mrs. Helen Provencal: We are sending “truckloads” of peace to bring comfort
    and courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Many hands make light the work,
    now, We lend them to you, John, and your family, to bring great strength and support to carry you through this grievous time.
    May our friendship and prayers ease you through.
    Our Sincere Condolences,
    the Kolossal Krew, Walmart 3013 Unloaders/2nd Instock ..Ali H, Anthony B, Carson P, CJ C, Stan C, Scott O, Adil, Husain, David & Sonya.

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  7. Wendy Oulette and Family

    It is with heavy hearts that I and the rest of my family send our condolences to you Daryl, Debbie, Joe, John and Laura. Helen has one of the biggest hearts we know, she was always there for me when we needed someone the most. She is one of a kind. She put her heart and soul into everything, whether that was when my granddaughter graudated high school and she made her the sweetest collage to commemorate her high school experience, or when she surprised my husband Sam Oulette with tons of baking for his 65th birthday. She was the best of friends and we will all miss her dearly. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this.

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  8. yvonne markham

    My condolence to the all the family and friends. remembering helen as a wonderful woman and an awesome cook. when Helen brought something over to eat you were always well fed for the whole week. I will miss her at the gatherings. Take care family thoughts ands prayers are with you all from Barry and Yvonne Markham. flin flon mb

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  9. Daryl,
    So sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Please know that although we are unable to attend the service, we will pause to remember her life and those she loved.
    “Memory is a garden where yesterday continues to blossom and love continues to grow” May she live in the stories shared with the next generations. Love as always, Gene and Rolene

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  10. Wendy Webster & George Ward

    Condolences to all the family. Helen was a beam of light that will be GREATLY missed. She was a powerhouse that kept everyone on their toes trying to match her enthusiasm for life. Any challenges she faced head on and did her best to succeed and usually did. I will miss talking to her as she always had words of encouragement and was a bright spot in this crazy world. Helen is looking down at all of you and I hope you can feel the love that is sent your way.

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  11. Kathy Oczkowski

    Mass will be said for Helen , honoring her memory.
    Kathy, Frank & family.
    John, Ellajean & family.
    Stan & Family

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  12. Alana Macohonic

    To Kerry-Ann,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your Step-Mom Helen. I remember how kind she was when I would see her at The Lilac Festival with your Dad. May you and your family find strength during this difficult time. She will always be with your family in your hearts and memories. May you find comfort that she is now at peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family!

    “Quote from Memories”
    You’re probably looking down from Heaven up above,
    sending out smiles with days of sunshine and showers of love.

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  13. Bobbi Jo Scalplock & Turning Robe Family

    To Daryl and family
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Helen. She will be forever remembered, our family has a lot of great memories with her, she was a tough gal with a big heart. She treated all so good. Our sincere condolences, hugs and prayers. God bless you and your family.

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