Helen Gertrude Evans passed away peacefully on July 4, 2016 at Eagleridge Hospital. She was 90 years of age. Helen was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on May 13, 1926.
Helen is survived by her adoring daughters Shannon Bellamy and Heather Lambert, her son in laws Greg Bellamy and David Lambert and her pride and joy; grandchildren Cameron and Carly Bellamy, Zachary and Joshua Lambert. Helen is predeceased by her husband, soul mate, and best friend George Evans.
Helen was a ray of sunshine and her laughter made everyone smile. She was spunky and full of life. Helen enjoyed bingo, caring for her roses, walks to the mall, visits with her grandchildren, and life itself. She had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. Helen always put her family first before herself. She was a devoted grandmother and mother who took pride in her children and grandchildren.
Helen lived in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia growing up. Helen worked for a while in Moirs chocolate factory where she developed quite a sweet tooth. During World War II she worked in a rope making factory and an ammunition factory. During this time, at the age of 19 Helen met her to be husband, George Evans. Once George left the Navy and went back to the small farming community of Beaton B.C., he convinced the city girl to join him. Helen made the trek from way out east to way out west and stayed. George and Helen settled in Revelstoke, B.C. where they stayed and raised their two daughters until 1993. Helen worked for many years as a custodian for School District 19 where she was known as Auntie Hula. At home she was a great handy woman and could fix just about anything. Helen was an expert seamstress and made many of the girls’ clothes. She also chauffeured the girls to all their activities including early morning figure skating.
In 1993 Helen and George moved to Chilliwack, B.C. to be close to their grown daughters. They spent years enjoying what life had to offer in the lower mainland. In 2003 after George’s passing, Helen moved to Coquitlam B.C. to be close to her grandchildren.
Helen and George were always together; hand in hand. Their loving relationship was a strong example for their daughters. Helen will be sadly missed by her family and those who knew her. But, now she can join her kindred spirit, George in a cuddle once more.
We will miss you Mom and Granny! Travel safe Mom and give Dad a kiss for us.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation in Helen’s name. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.