July 11, 1935 – December 18, 2020
Helen Maxine Colwell passed away peacefully on Friday, December 18th, 2020 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital at the age of 85. Helen was born July 11th, 1935 in the Willowdale District of Alberta and was the youngest of 7 girls.
During her youth, Helen went to the University of Alberta to become a teacher and afterwards moved with her husband William “Bill” Colwell and their two children Gayle and Jim to Sunset Prairie, BC.
Helen worked at the local school and at home on the farm and spent as much time as she could gardening and tending to her beautiful flower beds. On top of gardening, Helen loved to have company, visit with neighbours, and was passionate about teaching children and helping them grow.
Helen is survived by her daughter, Gayle; grandchildren, Maxine, Bryan and Maegann; great-grandchildren, Tristan and Aiden; sibling, Mary and numerous nieces and nephews.
Helen was predeceased by her husband, Bill; her son, Jim; her sister,s Peggy, Irene, Mae, Shirley, and Doris; and her son-in-law, Jim Jaworski.
In respect to the current restrictions, when family and friends can come together safely a celebration of Helen’s life will take place in Red Deer and Helen will be laid to rest with Bill and Jim in Sunset Prairie. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at HYPERLINK “http://www.myalternatives.ca” www.myalternatives.ca.
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