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In Loving Memory Of

Helen Poettcker


Helen Ann Poettcker was born to John and Ann Guenther on March 13, 1947 in their farmhouse near Hague Saskatchewan. She was taken from this earth into the presence of Jesus on her 69th birthday Sunday, March 13, 2016. She now eternally enjoys the presence of God.

Art and Helen were married on September 2, 1967 and moved to Grande Prairie in 1970. Art taught at the Grande Prairie Composite High School and Helen worked first at the Bank of Montreal and then at the TD Bank. Yet her highest calling was that of wife and mother. After retirement they travelled widely, first on motorcycle and then in a motorhome. And lastly, they were snowbirds in Arizona where Helen, very suddenly, was diagnosed with a very aggressive brain tumor on February 18, 2015.

A painting by a friend with the theme of their wedding was placed on the wall behind them at their wedding reception. It is from Ps. 143:8-10, “Cause me to know thy lovingkindness in the morning…. Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk…. Teach me to do thy will…. (and) Lead me into the land of uprightness.” Many were the failures to this motto, but God’s goodness and mercy always nudged them back on track and followed them all the days of their life, and now Helen does dwell in the house of the Lord forever. And Art too, with others, through mercy and grace, shall follow her there someday.

Helen is survived by her loving husband of 49 years Art Poettcker. She also leaves 5 children and their spouses and 7 grandchildren: son Jeremy (Susana) Poettcker of Cochrane; daughters Janelle (Cam) Nichol of Grande Prairie with their three children Ethan, Avery, and Piper; Jordana (Ryan) Kluyt of Grande Prairie; Michaela (Randy) Merkley of Calgary with their son Roman; and Nathania (Chad) Kuechle of Red Deer with their three children Griffin, Josie, and Hazel. She is also survived by her siblings: Jim (Edna) Guenther, Abe (Greta) Guenther, Art (Chris) Guenther, Jack (Betty) Guenther, Fred (Debbie) Guenther, Charles (Karen) Guenther, Esther (Bryan) Funk and Caroline (Gerry) Chambers; as well as her siblings in-law: Luella (John) Siebert, Hilda (Bill) Hildebrandt, Elsie (Jake) Siebert, Selma (Harv) Boldt, Rudy (Sharilyn) Poettcker and Allan (Janice) Poettcker; she also leaves many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends to mourn her loss.

Helen was predeceased by her parents, her younger brother Stanley, as well as a stillborn sister, Mary; also Jeremy and Susana’s little boy Diedrich Arthur Poettcker was taken safe into the loving arms of Jesus on June 20, 2015, with only but a few moments on this earth. And lastly, there are four grandchildren of the womb only, but who are now in heaven.

A Viewing will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 6:00pm at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.).

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00am at Grande Prairie Alliance Church (15502 102 St.).

Art and the family would like to thank the Doctors and Nurses at the Didsbury Hospital for their very loving care and attention to Helen during her 7 weeks there.

Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society AB/NWT Division (200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5).

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In Loving Memory of

Helen Poettcker


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Funeral Service
Saturday, March 19, 2016
11:00 AM
Grande Prairie Alliance Church
15502 102 St
Grande Prairie, Alberta
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