Posted: October 24th, 2012

1925 – 2012  Helen Peleskey, beloved wife of the late Elles Peleskey, passed away in Taber following a lengthy illness, surrounded by her family on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the age of 87 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, October 25, 2012 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.  The Funeral Service will be held at Knox United Church, 4929 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Sandra Riddell officiating. Burial to follow at the Taber Memorial Garden. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at  Helen is survived by five children and their families, Elles (Linda) Peleskey of Prince George, British Columbia and children James (Marisa) and Amy (Pat); John (Cheryl) Peleskey of Taber and children Jordan (Michelle), Jarred (Andrea), Landon (Stacey), Layne (Sherry) and Jody (Mike); Frank (Vicki) Peleskey of Taber and children Bernadette, Jennifer (Darren) and Darren (Stacy); Mary (Richard) Valgardson of Taber and children Gerry (Diane), Janet (Marty) and Julia (Gabriel); Irene (Vaughn) Caldwell of Lethbridge and children James (Zehara) and Mitch. Helen is also survived by numerous great grandchildren, three sisters in Hungary, numerous nieces and nephews and by her dear friend Barbara Babranyi.  She was predeceased by her husband Elles, her parents, two brothers and two sisters.  Helen was born in Pap Saboc, Hungary on March 5, 1925 to Julia and Louis Kovacs. She immigrated to Canada in 1938 at the age of thirteen and in 1942, married Elles Peleskey.  Helen loved to bake, enjoyed gardening and visits with family and friends. She loved traveling and going to casinos, especially to Las Vegas with her daughters. She was well known for her “Angel Wings” and her homemade soups.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Helen’s name may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Suite 400, 740 – 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta  T1J 0N9.  Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.

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