With heavy hearts Helen’s family announces her peaceful passing on December 2, 2020 at the age of 96 at the Bethany Care Center in Airdrie, Alberta.
Helen was the firstborn child of Henry and Veda Olson on March 6, 1924 where they lived in Craik, Saskatchewan.
She married Robert (Bob) Wilson, residing in Flin Flon, Swan River and Winnipeg, Manitoba for many years. From there they moved to Edmonton, later settling in Airdrie, Alberta.
Left to cherish her memory are her children Donna (Jack) Lumax, Keith (Winnie) Wilson, Judy (Bill) Barevich, Doug (Mary) Wilson, as well as, her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, sisters Gladys Doud and Darlene (Bill) McEwen and sister-in-laws Edna Olson, Anne Olson and Betty Hayes.
She was predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob) Wilson, son William (Billy) Wilson, brothers Vernon Olson and Elmer Olson.
Helen was a caring mother who loved spending time with her family, celebrating special occasions, cooking meals and baking goodies loved by everyone. Helen loved children, especially babies, devoting many years of her life working in childcare. Throughout her life, she was a very active and social person which continued into her retirement years, everyday going for coffee with her many friends.
The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Bethany Care Center in Airdrie for their kind and professional care to Helen in her final days. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Airdrie Legion Poppy Fund. Due to COVID concerns the family will be having a memorial and internment service in Swan River, Manitoba in safer times.