Helen Leury

Obituary of Helen Dorothy Leury

Helen Leury of Calgary passed away peacefully on Friday, December 9, 2005 at the age of 81 years, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Helen is lovingly remembered and sorely missed by her children, Michael (Dianne), Nancy, Susan (Tony) and Heidi (Joe); grandchildren, Andrew, Lise (Jerry), Dustin, Kevin, Claire, and Graham; and great-grandchildren, Megan and Carson. She was predeceased by her husband Victor in 1986 and her only sibling Betty in 2004. Helen married Victor, a career soldier, in 1946, sharing postings and adventures with him in Ottawa, Hamilton, Borden, Oromocto, Hemer (Germany), and Calgary, where they settled after Victor’s retirement in 1970. Helen loved sweet peas, maple syrup, autumn, and chocolate milk. She enjoyed red wine, Irish Cream and old movies. Helen had impeccable taste in shoes, danced in the kitchen, and hated housework. Most of all, Helen was thrilled to be a grandmother – and she made the best chocolate chip cookies in the world. A simple Graveside Service will celebrate Helen’s life early in 2006 when all of her children can share their memories in person. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Society, 5000 – 11 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5 Telephone: (403) 253-2059, www.calgaryfoodbank.ca. Many thanks to the staff and companions at Mayfair Care Centre for their kindness and caring. Thanks especially to Cathy, Helen’s companion of nine years, for her devotion and special care. In living memory of both Helen and Victor, trees will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.
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