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Helen Smerek
February 22, 1930 - May 25, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">SMEREK, Helen Doreen <br>February 22, 1930 - May 25, 2016 <br> <br>Helen Doreen Smerek (nee Kolesar), passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 25, 2016 at the age of 86 years. <br><br>Helen, known affectionately as Grandma, will be especially remembered for her laughter, the love of her grandchildren, her cabbage rolls and delicious baking. Predeceased by Alex, her husband of 55 years, in 2008, Helen is survived by her four sons: Pat (Sandy), Ed (Melanie), Greg (Dixie), and Doug; her grandchildren: Chris, Dani, Nick, Tim and Graham; brothers Dennis and Murray, and sisters Grace and Nina. <br><br>The family wishes to acknowledge with appreciation the care and compassion of the staff at Chartwell Eau Claire Care Residence, Doctors Samis and Sharma of Peter Lougheed Centre, and the nursing staff of Units 54 and 43. <br><br>A Funeral Service to honour Helen will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at LEYDEN’S CHAPEL OF REMEMBRANCE (corner of 17th Avenue & 2nd Street SW) at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations in Helen’s memory be made to the charity of your choice.</div>