It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helen Annie Wasnock. She left her loving family and friends peacefully on October 22, 2021 at the age of 91 years.
Helen was born on April 3, 1930 in Sentinel, AB to her loving parents, Frank and Anne Henriet. Along with her older brother, Leon, she grew up swimming in the river and spending lots of time outdoors. Helen survived rheumatic fever at a young age, and she was well-known for working at Holyck’s and Salus’ grocery stores. When she met her forever love, Alex Wasnock, she moved from Coleman, AB to Sparwood, BC where they married on October 7, 1968. After the loss of her husband, she relocated back to the Crowsnest Pass, AB where she spent her remaining years.
In the warmer months, Helen would enjoy time outside tending to her flowers or sitting beside a campfire with a tea cup full of wine. Fall and winter also brought lots of fun for her as she enjoyed snowmobiling and curling. She was also incredibly talented artist, creating many beautiful drawings and paintings over the years, and, when her son, David was younger, she was very involved with Scouts as a leader. More than anything, Helen loved to have gatherings with her family and friends. She was always ready to have a fun and memorable time, with the evening always ending with playing games or cards. She was everyone’s number one fan and was always encouraging no matter what someone was facing. Helen will be dearly remembered and deeply missed by many.
Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are her children, David (Jan Nelson) Dorusak, Cindy (Mike Drake) Mauthe and Michael (Elaina) Wasnock; her grandchildren, Jason (Lindsey), Dawn (Kelly), Ashley (Bryce), Megan (Jesse), Brian, Gavin and Danika; her great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Darrien, Kyla, Preston, Ryeson and Lakely; her nephew, Larry (Sandra); her niece, Lois (David); as well as her extended family and many friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, Alex Wasnock; her parents Frank and Anne; her brother, Leon (Evelyn); and many aunts and uncles.
A private Funeral Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the York Creek Lodge Residents Association (PO Box 1050, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0), or by your local SPCA or animal shelter. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
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