Helen (nee Vath) Shippelt

October 7, 1924 – February 15, 2019
We are saddened to announce that our Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Helen Shippelt-Vath passed away on Friday, Feb 15th.

She is survived by her son Bruce (Colleen) Shippelt, daughter Darlene (Garry) Meleshko, Grandchildren Sarah Meleshko, Lisa (Rob) Annett, Ryan (Krysta) Shippelt and Amanda Meleshko. Her precious great-grandchildren Alexander, Amy and Evan Annett and Aaralee, Briley and Finley Shippelt.

She also leaves behind her step children Carla (Ron) Nolan and Brian (Donna) Vath, brother-in-law Stanley Burns and sister-in-law Mary Dobia. Also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family in Poland. She was predeceased by her first husband Joseph in 1995 and her second husband Walter in 2011.

She was also predeceased by her siblings Frank ( Arndel) Dobia, Ted Dobia Val ( George ) Engman,  Anne Burns, Stephie ( Don )_ Hansen, in-laws Mike ( Josie ) Shippelt, John, Frank Tony Charlie, Peter Shippelt, Julia ( Mike ) Caklos  Mary ( Joe ) Fillip Annie ( Gerald ) Riddell and Sylvia Montpetit. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30a.m., Saturday, March 9th, at CrossRoads Church, 38105 Range Road 275, Red Deer. Interment to follow.

After Glow

I’d like the memory of me

to be a happy one.

I’d like to leave an afterglow

of smiles, when life is done.

I’d like to leave and echo

whispering softly down the ways.

Of happy times and laughing times

and bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve

to dry before the sun.

Of happy memories

that I leave when life is done

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