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WILLIAMSON, Helene Eleanor

WILLIAMSON, Helene Eleanor

Helene Eleanor Williamson
1932 - 2019

Helene died peacefully on July 17, 2019 after a life well lived.

Helene was the youngest member of the very large Alberta pioneer family of William and Olga Dorin of Bruce, Alberta. She is survived by one sister, Ollie Hennig and one brother, Herman (Shirley) Dorin. In 1950, she married Robert Borden Williamson who predeceased her in 1994. Helene resided in Edmonton, Edson, Hinton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, where Bob was employed by the Bank of Nova Scotia. In 1997, Helene moved to BC.

She is survived by: her children Dawn (Paul), Heather, and Rob (Clare); her beloved grandchildren Kate (Craig), Jenn (Geoff), Jossie, Noah and Bobby (Leigha); great-grandchildren Ellie, William, Jonathan, Dorin, and expected Baby Boy Williamson; nieces and nephews too numerous to mention, many of whom visited Helene in the Okanagan; considered special extended family, John and Sheila Paynter and Joan and Robin Dodge who were such a help to her, as well as many kind neighbours, friends and strangers.

Helene was a member of the United Church for 67 years. In Westbank, she was active in building the church extension in addition to her duties in Pastoral Care for many years, taking communion to shut ins and nursing homes. She was a Wednesday afternoon volunteer at the Thrift Shop for more than 20 years. She was also active in the Westside Senior Citizens Centre for bridge and duplicate bridge.

Her family sincerely appreciates the care and assistance of Dr. Mark Sorestad, the staff at Westside Medical Associates, Remedy


Link: www.hansonsfuneral.ca/notices/Helene-Williamson
Condolence Messages
  • Jul 25, 2019
    Heather and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, now your mom is reunited with your dad. My condolences from Winnipeg. She was a wonderful, friendly lady.
    Wendy
  • Jul 20, 2019
    Heather and family, your Mother was one of a kind. She was a wonderful lady. She was so proud of you and all her kids and grandkids. She will be missed by many. She will be in your heart and memories and even the rainbows. She will watching over all of you as that is what angels do.
    Love Twyla
  • Jul 19, 2019
    Dawn and family,
    Helene was dearly loved by all at Westbank United Church. She was a vital part of serving her community for many years. A loving and kind heart with a great sense of humour, I will miss her so much. She always talked so lovingly of her family and showed pictures to all she could. You are/were blessed to have her.
    Blessings to you all,
    Linda McCall
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