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In Loving Memory Of

Helen Eleanora McCarty


Helen McCarty, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015 at Points West Hospice at the age of 90 years.

Helen was born April 6, 1925 in Vegreville, AB to Phillip and Caroline Hohn. After high school she began working for the Alberta Treasury Branch in Vegreville, AB, and in January 1947, she married the love of her life Arthur S. McCarty. They had their first child Colleen in 1948 and son Dale in 1951.

She was an awesome cook and baker. She got so much satisfaction in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren – she spoiled every one of them.

Helen was a curler, bingo player and avid bowler, and only just finished bowling in two leagues in mid April 2015.

She was a beautiful mother, grand and great-grandmother, auntie, sister and friend. She loved Christmas with all of the above.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter Colleen (Doug) Cooke of Grande Prairie; son Dale (Rhonda) McCarty of Alberta; grandchildren: Loanne (Shea) Walker of Grande Prairie, Sherri Kyle of Nelson, BC, Lisa (Dave) Stewart of Edmonton, Ian (Lisa) McCarty of Edmonton, and Corey (Leslie) Cooke of Corvallis, USA; great-grandchildren: Peyton and Nyah Walker, Alison, Morgan and Adam Stewart, and Dustin, (Ashley) Stewart, Tyler, Eric and Angus Craik; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband Art McCarty in 1979, all of her siblings and many nieces and nephews, parents Phillip and Caroline Hohn, and grandson Leigh Cooke.

The Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 7:00pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grande Prairie (10404 102St.).

The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 11:00am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grande Prairie.

Memorial donations may be made to the Grande Prairie Hospice and Palliative Care Society (P.O. Box 21215 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6W7), or to STARS (10911 123 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7Z3).

In Loving Memory of

Helen Eleanora McCarty
(Maiden: Hohn)


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Prayer Service

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
7:00 PM
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church - Grande Prairie
10404 102 St.
Grande Prairie, Alberta
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Funeral Service Details

Funeral Service
Thursday, August 13, 2015
11:00 AM
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church - Grande Prairie
10404 102 St.
Grande Prairie, Alberta
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Grande Prairie Cemetery
84th Ave. and 112th St.
Grande Prairie, AB
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