Obituary of Helen Yvonne Stock
STOCK, Helen Yvonne (nee O’Dell)
November 13, 1954 – Duparquet, Quebec
April 6, 2022 – Cochrane, Alberta
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Helen Stock, our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at the age of 67 years at her home in Cochrane, Alberta, after a very brief battle with cancer.
Helen was born to the late Alice and Bob O’Dell on November 13, 1954, in Duparquet, Quebec. Helen grew up in mining towns in Northern Canada with her formative years being spent in Manitouwadge, Ontario, and Manibridge, Manitoba.
Helen graduated high school at Sacred Heart Academy in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and then went on to her post-secondary education at Red River Community College in Winnipeg. She met her husband, Larry Stock, on a flight from Thompson to Winnipeg, Manitoba, while on her way to her final year of high school in Yorkton. As fate would have it, they married seven years later in Calgary at the Sacred Heart Church in 1979.
Soon after their first child was born, Helen and Larry moved to Cochrane in 1985, where she remained until her passing. While her kids were growing up, and in school, Helen taught piano to local children passing her appreciation of music on to her students and her own children.
She enjoyed singing in the choir at St. Mary's and like her mother Alice, would spend time knitting gifts for the family. She was an avid gardener who would always help anyone with questions about their own gardens. Nothing meant more to Helen than family and being together. Helen greatly enjoyed spending time with each of her grandchildren and grandpuppies. In addition to her hobbies, Helen had an active bookkeeping business where she enjoyed the interaction with her many good clients over the years.
Helen is survived by her husband Larry, her three children Brad (Carie), Eric (Caitlin), and Laura (Dillan). Nothing brought more joy for Helen than being a grandmother to Liam and Mia. Helen is also survived by her four brothers, Dave (Marylin), George, Cy (Brenda), and Tom (Pat).
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (East of the James Walker Trail and Highway 22 intersection, Cochrane, Alberta) on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mrs. Stock's service streamed live (see below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.
In living memory of Helen Stock, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Cochrane, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB T4C 2E2, Telephone: 403-932-4740.
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