A true pioneer of the Shuswap, Helen Elizabeth Bodner passed away in Piccadilly Care, Salmon Arm, in the early hours of Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the grand age of 100 years.
Born in Lestock, Saskatchewan on October 31, 1915, she came to Salmon Arm in 1936. She loved her family, was always there for them, as well all children, many who called her granny Helen. Helen worked for 10 years at High Street Rest home, loved her senior patients, and later worked tirelessly at Senior 109 Association with fund raising for a new facility. She loved the second Tuesday of each month, as she was blessed with hosting her special guests, the handy capped, allowing her an opportunity to present gifts and parties at Christmas time, Valentine and Halloween. Over the years she enjoyed going out to card games, or having friends in to play. Her life was helping others, and in return she was most thankful to all her friends to be so caring to her in her time of need.
Predeceased by her husband, Michael, son, Harold, daughter in law Anne, parents, brothers, Alex, Peter, Michael and baby John; sisters, Mary, Lizzie, Julia, Margaret, Anne, and twins, Veronica and Mary.
She leaves her loving daughter, Audrey, 4 grandchildren, Michael (Karen) Fontaine, Robert (Katrina) Fontaine, Darren (Denise) Bodner, Debra (Kevin) Delaney; 9 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
At Helen’s request there will be no formal service.
A big thank you to the Shuswap Lodge, Piccadilly Care, Marion Kilby, and Doctor Theron.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Children’s Wish Foundation.
On line condolences may be sent to Helen’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.