Helene HAMALIUK of Summerland passed away March 31, 2014 at the age of 92. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Gerald (Alexandra), Michael (Mary), Alan, Don (Joan), Judy Halldorson (Cam), Sue May (Bill); her grandchildren Larysa (Craig), Tony (Cherie), Tyler, Alexander, Joseph, Anita, Rob, Kassie, Jesse, Jonina, Brittney, Stacie, Kalene, Jacob, and Shaina; her great-grandchildren Brett, Dylan, Kylan, Dallas and Sienna. She was predeceased by her husband Bill in 2008. Helene will also be sadly missed by her sisters and brother and many friends she enjoyed spending time with.

Helene was born near Andrew, AB and spent her childhood on the family farm. She began her teaching career after graduating from Normal School in Edmonton. She married Bill in 1944 and began her other career as a devoted mother of 6 children. Bill and Helene “retired” to Summerland in 1974, but they soon began working harder than ever hauling fresh tree-ripened fruit to sell in Alberta. Helene always looked forward to family get-togethers where her wonderful cooking skills were enjoyed by all. She also loved to knit, play cards, dance and was especially proud of her Ukrainian heritage. A memorial service will be held near Andrew, AB at a later date. Memorial tributes may be made to Penticton & District Hospice Society PO Box 1105, Penticton, BC V2A 6J6 or a charity of your choosing. Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.hansonsfuneral.ca

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