Helen YACKULIC

YACKULIC Helen June 3, 1915 – May 6, 2008 Almost ninety-three years ago in Edmonton, Helen, the youngest of seven children, was born to Peter and Nancy Molofee. Late in Helen's teenage years, she identified what was to become her lifelong passion for nursing; hence, she entered the Royal Alexandra Hospital School of Nursing (Edmonton). Upon graduation, Helen remained at the RAH until George Yackulic, a young newspaperman from Lethbridge, enticed her into marriage and relocation. Five children later and a move to Red Deer found Helen anxious to return to her vocation. For the next fifteen years, Helen graced the halls of 2 North of the Red Deer General Hospital. Ever the consummate nurse, Helen retired from active nursing only to assume a volunteer position with the local renal clinic. Helen's passion for nursing was only surpassed by her passion for her family. As George's “Perfect Wife” and mother of a spirited brood, she was the amazing heart of the family. She never ceased encouraging her children and grandchildren to embrace her zest for life completely. Helen was predeceased by her loving husband, George (1998), and son, Alan (2002), as well as her parents and siblings. Helen is survived by: son George (Lorraine), and their children Michael (Annie and son Thomas), David, and Robert; daughter Carol (Happy) Davis and their children Debra (Mark and their children Alex, Max, Rebecca and Sophie) Hunter, Tammy, and Tracy; daughter Patti; son Peter (Susan) and their children Simon and Katherine; daughter- in- law Dorothy and sons Andrew and Matthew. As Helen's final challenge was cancer, donations, in lieu of flowers, to the Alberta Cancer Foundation (Bag 5030, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 6R2) would be appreciated. A Funeral Service will be held at Gaetz Memorial United Church (4758 Ross Street) on Friday, May 9, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. with Reverend Doctor Fran Hare officiating. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com.


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