Helen Myrtie CURRIE

Helen Myrtie Currie of Abbotsford, BC passed away peacefully in Abbotsford Regional Hospital on November 8, 2011 with her daughter by her side. Born in Kelowna, BC in 1921 to Myrtie Mae and Leigh Cass she was youngest of six children. As a teenager she enjoyed skiing Mt. Baker and playing basketball. After graduating from Chilliwack High School she pursued various careers in addition to raising her only child Gordie. Helen married Delmer Currie on June 7, 1960 and the two made a joined family with Helen’s son and Del’s daughter from previous marriages. In Helen’s adult years she enjoyed all sorts of crafting including knitting, sewing and painting which are displayed proudly in her family’s homes. She stayed active by playing golf, bowling and dancing. Socialization was very important to Helen. Not only was she Past President of the Canadian Order of Foresters, she also participated in weekly neighborhood game and card nights. Upon retiring Helen and Del spent years traveling extensively around the world. Throughout her life Helen’s outlook has remained positive. Despite challenging situations she has always managed to look at the bright side. She left this world with a strong sense of humour and happy memories for all who knew her. Predeceased by her parents, siblings and son. Helen leaves behind her husband, Del, daughter Barbara (Don), grandchildren Angela (Shawn), Raymond, Monica as well as numerous extended family and friends. Special thank you to Mae Shugg for supporting Helen during her time of need. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Helen’s life December 3 at 1:00 pm at the ABC Restaurant, 32080 Marshall Rd., Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC.


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