Obituary of Hely INNES (nee Timberg)
July 20, 1932 – Mekatina, Ontario
November 7, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
Hely Innes of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the age of 87 years.
Hely was born to Finnish immigrants in northern Ontario. Her father was a section foreman for the Algoma Central Railway. After high school in Sault Ste. Marie, Hely became a nurse. She trained at the Plummer Memorial Hospital, where her classmates became lifelong friends. Hely married Mark Innes, who was an RCAF radio officer at the time, in 1954. Mark was ordained a Lutheran minister in 1960. They served parishes in Ontario and Nova Scotia. Everywhere they lived Hely touched lives and made many friends. After their retirement, Mark and Hely moved to Calgary to be close to family. Hely lived as a widow for nine years. She will be remembered as a warm and gracious lady.
Hely is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rev. Marty Tuer and Doug Tuer, son Mark Innes; grandchildren, Daniel Tuer (Ying Chau), Jason Tuer (Eryn Kraft), Sean Innes, Katie Innes; great-grandchildren, Dylan Tuer, Adelyn Tuer, Jade Gaucher; sister Vera Kates, as well as extended family and friends.
Hely was predeceased by her husband Rev. Mark Innes, brother Andy Timberg, sister Gertie Olar.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB) on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at Hope Lutheran Church (3527 Boulton Road N.W., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow at the Church. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Canadian Lutheran World Relief Fund, Telephone: 1-800-661-2597, www.clwr.org/donate.
The family wishes to thank all the staff of Bethany Harvest Hills for the excellent care Hely received as their resident.
A tree will be planted in living memory of Hely Innes. McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.