In Loving Memory Of

Helen Genevieve Lindsay


February 9, 1933 - August 7, 2011

 

Helen Lindsay, longtime resident of Spirit River, passed away on Sunday, August 7th at the age of 78 years. Helen will be sadly missed by her children David (Marie), Sharleen Dion (Dan), Ron (Roxanne), Brent (Val), Craig (Bonnie), Danelle Lux (Dion) and Carla Day (Gerry); 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; sister Edith Jarvis; brother Gordon (Dorothy) Hoover; sisters in-law Shirley Hudson, Madge (Harvey) Runzer, Eileen Lindsay, Sharon (Gordon) Potratz; brother in-law Wes Lindsay and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Jim; parents Earle and Mary Hoover; parents in-law Bill and Elsie Lindsay; brothers in-law Robert (Bob) Lindsay, Don Hudson; sister in-law Pat Lindsay; nephew Carey Lindsay and niece Roxanne Simonson. Helen was born in Hanna Alberta, the eldest of Earle and Mary Hoovers’ three children. The family lived in Drumheller until the flood of the Red River in the spring of 1948 and moved to the Peace country after losing everything they owned. She went to school in Spirit River and then met and married Jim Lindsay in 1952. Seven children were born over a span of 15 years. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge for years and also worked in the original drugstore. The family moved to Blueberry Creek in 1967 and started farming. Helen concentrated on raising the family and making a house a home. She had a huge garden and canned and preserved everything she could. She was president and volunteer of the Blueberry Mountain Goodwill Society and was actively involved in the community. Over the years Helen was always crafting something. She was an avid knitter, crocheter and quilter and all of the family has received and will always love the treasures that Mom and Grandma has made over the years. In 1978 she balanced a working life with her home life and started working full time in the Spirit River Drugstore. She drove the worst of roads faithfully and hardly missed a day of work over the next 18 years. The family moved to the farm in the Devale area where they lived until Jim passed away on August 15, 2010. Helen made the choice to move into the Grandview Estates in October where she renewed old friendships and made new ones. She still managed to have a few flowers and vegetables in town as she adjusted to her new life. She passed away suddenly in the Central Peace Hospital after receiving wonderful care from Dr Phillips and the nurses of the Palliative Care unit. She left us with all of her children and many grandchildren as well as her sister Edith at her bedside as she was reunited with her husband in less than a year of his passing. She has stitched many lives together and will be sadly missed but never forgotten from our hearts. A memorial service is scheduled on Monday, August 15th at 1:00pm at the Blueberry Mountain Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rheumatoid Arthritis or Canadian Diabetes Association.

 

Soryy for the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers with you all.

posted by Kenton Machtans, Edmonton : Aug 11, 2011

 

Our condolences, we have been thinking about your family at this sad time. You are all to be congratulated for the support and assistance you have offered to your Mom over the past year.

posted by Don & Maxine Perry, Gordondale : Aug 12, 2011

 

Our prayers are with all of you in this difficult time. I will always remember your mom's smiling face when I was in the drugstore. May she rest in peace and you all find comfort in knowing that she is with your dad, together.

posted by Dan & Rene Listhaeghe, Cochrane, Alberta : Aug 13, 2011

 

Dear Lindsay Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult and sad time. Thinking of you all with love JoAnn and Brian

posted by JoAnn & Brian Martin, Eaglesham : Aug 17, 2011

 

Thoughts are with all of you. Wrap yourselves in the good memories.

posted by Lynne Bryan-Lair, High River, AB : Aug 12, 2011


 

 

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