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In Loving Memory Of

Helen Mabel Peristy


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of my mother, Helen Mabel Peristy early Monday morning, August 8, 2016, at the Grande Prairie Care Centre in Grande Prairie, AB, Canada, at the age of 90 years.

Helen was born at home December 23, 1925 to Fred and Mary Balisky (Bovkoon) in Sexsmith, AB. She was raised on the family farm which her father homesteaded in 1911. She attended North Sexsmith School.

Helen cultivated a large number of friends and family either by mail but mostly by phone, including some of her school friends that she cherished dearly.

Helen’s passions were knitting, cooking and making people happy by feeding them whether friends, family or in the workplace. In Helen’s kitchen you would often hear her humming or singing as this was her happy place. Her pet dogs were her faithful companions.

She is survived by her daughter Donna Elvestad (Gerald Head), granddaughter Carol Elvestad, great-granddaughter Brittany Elvestad-Klaassen, and nephews: Brent Pozarnsky of North Dakota and Grant (Galina) Pozarnsky of Casper, Wyoming; niece Celayne (Mike) Moore and children: Joshua and Victoria of Port Orange, Florida.

Helen was predeceased by her parents Fred and Mary Balisky (Bovkoon), infant brother Gordon, brother Clarence, sister Irene Pozarnsky, brother in-law Ben Pozarnsky, son in-law, Alfred Elvestad and grandson Lyall Elvestad.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at 2:00pm, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.). A Viewing will be held one hour prior to the service.

Interment at Emerson Trail Cemetery will follow the luncheon.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all staff who gave exceptional care for Helen at both Grande Prairie Care Center and QEII Hospital.

Memorial donations may be made to Senior’s Outreach (102, 9905-101 St., Grande Prairie AB, T8V 0X7) or to a charity of one's choice.


In Loving Memory of

Helen Mabel Peristy
(Maiden: Balisky)


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Saturday, August 13, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Oliver's Funeral Home
10005 - 107 Ave
Grande Prairie
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Funeral Service Details

Funeral Service
Saturday, August 13, 2016
2:00 PM
Oliver's Funeral Home
10005 - 107 Ave
Grande Prairie, AB
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Emerson Trail Cemetery
10001 84 Ave
Clairmont, AB
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