NEGAARD HelenPosted: November 21st, 2012
In loving memory of HELEN
Born May 14, 1912, passed away November 17, 2012. Helen passed away at St Mike’s in Lethbridge due to failing health at the age of 100 years.
Helen is survived by her children: Clara Pearl Christianson of Lethbridge & Allen Evans of Kelowna BC; grandchildren: Dean (Tracey) Christianson of Castlegar, BC and Caren Christianson of Lethbridge; great grandchildren: Alyssa & Keegan of Castlegar, BC and Isabella of Lethbridge; sisters: Anne Staite of Parksville, BC and Effie (Walter) Laurie of Nelson, BC as well as numerous nieces and nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Helen was born to Alex and Pear Nasadyk in Hillcrest, Alberta and grew up in the Chapel Rock area north of Lundbreck then left the family homestead to find her own life as a young woman which included work primarily as a cook throughout her life on ranches, owning her own Coffee Shop in Foremost, Alberta in the 50’s and 60’s and at government and Oil Camps at National Parks and in NWT including Waterton. Her passions were working, cooking and travel, she enjoyed several trips throughout her life. She was famous for her meals and especially her baking such a s cinnamon buns and pies, to name a few. Helen was married to the late Harry Evans in 1936 and the late Ornald Negaard in 1959.
Heartfelt thanks go out to niece Joyce Ervin and her daughter Pattie Ambrus and other family members for all their assistance and care of Helen over the last many years.
At Helen’s request, there will be no service at this time, the family is planning to hold a memorial service on or about May 11, 2013. Details to be determined, please contact Dean Christianson 250-365-7136 if interested in attending.