It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Helen Gibos (Née: Klis) on February 15, 2021 at the Crowsnest Continuing Care Centre, Blairmore, AB. She was 94 years of age.
Helen was born in Blairmore, AB on October 22, 1926. At the age of ten, she lost her mother and was left to help raise her two younger brothers
Helen was an integral part of our community, volunteering and planning our local library and ordering the books. She was also active in the Royal Purple, Catholic Women’s’ League and the Blairmore sewing group, as well being on the planning committee for our new hospital and serving as town councillor for a number of years.
In her free time, Helen enjoyed gardening, reading (we are sure she read every book in the library), baking the best bread and cinnamon buns and the absolute best waffle cookies ever.
Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are her daughters, Christine Lee, Tina Carrigy (Brian), Marion Gibos; her son, Tom Gibos (Laura); eleven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Helen and Irene Gibos; sister-in-law, Shirley Klis of Ontario; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Tom; her brothers, Paul and Stan; numerous members of the Gibos clan; and many friends.
Our mom was a kind, gentle soul who was nonjudgmental and accepted everyone as they were. She faced all the adversities in her life with grace and compassion. She will be missed by all.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Bellevue Vet “Spay Our Strays” program, or by the charity of your choice. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
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