Helen Marie (Nanny)

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces Helen’s passing on Friday January 15, 2016 at Noric House in Vernon, BC.

Predeceased by her husband Gilbert (Gib) in 2008 and 8 of her 9 siblings. She is lovingly remembered by her children, David Loyie, and Janet Loyie, Nanny to her grand-children Aaron Bergeron, Ryan Schneider, and Brie-Ann Schneider as well as Great-grandchildren Zoey, Katalina, and Mercutio. She will be missed also by her sister Doris Rohla, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Born in Port Coquitlam, BC on June 19, 1925. Helen, as a new psych nurse arrived in Vernon by train with one of the first residents of a newly built Dellview Home for the Aged. Not long after she met her husband of 53 years at the Coldstream Hotel. Helen was a phenomenal homemaker and always had her baked goodies ready for family and friends. As their children grew they became more involved and supportive of local PeeWee hockey, minor baseball, figure skating and bowling. Helen was a long standing member of the Catholic Woman’s League and St. James Catholic Church. In later years she enjoyed bus trips to Reno, playing bingo, cards, solving crossword puzzles, square dancing, and meeting friends at the Schubert Center. Helen loved her flower garden mostly her Begonias and Roses. She always had time to spend with her grandchildren and later great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Dr. LePage and Dr. Mandreck and staff at Noric House for their compassionate care.

Helens loving and generous spirit will live in our hearts forever.

There will be a prayer service on Thursday January 21, 2016 at 7:00PM and a Funeral Service will be held Friday January 22, 2016 at 11:00AM both will be held at St. James Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Arrangements have been entrusted to

Vernon Funeral Home, Phone:

250 542 0155

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