It is with infinite sadness that we announce the passing of Helen McEachern following a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, November 11, 2011.
Helen was born in Edmonton on May 2, 1934 to John and Anne Slyke. She met and then married Mel McEachern in 1958. Together they raised their children, Kim, Tracey and Teri in Sardis.
Helen enjoyed sewing, cooking, crocheting, bowling, gambling, bingo and later in her life, fishing. She remained at home raising her family until 1980 when she took on the management of Beau Jangles Jewelry Store until retiring in 1988.
Helen is survived by her husband Mel, daughters, Kim (Rueben Wright),Tracey (Mark Reichelt) and Teri.and leaves wonderful memories for her grandsons, Justin (Jade) Porter, Mike (Sarah) Porter, Clinton Chadsey and Josh Reichelt as well as her brothers, Bill Slyke of Bellingham, WA and Ken Slyke of Alberta, several nieces, nephews and many good friends. She was predeceased by her parents, infant sister Doris and brother, Paul.
Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Ave. Chilliwack, BC on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2:00pm.
Special thanks to Dr. Tan, Dr. Harrington and Drs Kishi and Basson for their excellent care. Also thank you’s go out to the special care nurses (especially Tracy and Jenn) at Chilliwack General Hospital.
In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Make A Wish Foundation and or BC Children’s Hospital, both of Helen’s favorite charities.