Posted: August 26th, 2021

July 21, 1931 ~ August 16, 2021


On August 16, 2021, Helen Flaig was called to her eternal home to be with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ at the age of 90 years. She was born in Maple Creek, SK., the eldest daughter of Fred and Hellen Grage on July 21, 1931. Raised on her father’s Homestead, along Belinger Creek in Cypress Hills, she acquired a love for horses and cats. After graduating from Moose Jaw Normal School, she taught in one room school houses in Southwest Saskatchewan. On December 28, 1953, she married Phillip Flaig of Irvine, Alberta. In the spring of 1960, they relocated from the Cypress Hills area to Nemiskam Community Pasture at Manyberries, AB. This would be her home town for most of the next 55 years. In 2015, she moved to Chinook Village in Medicine Hat. Here, she volunteered much of her time helping others at South Ridge Village. She had a strong faith in God that never wavered. Her children were taught to be curious and never stop learning. Food was to be shared with whomever sat at her table and there was always a can of pork and beans in the cupboard, just in case someone stopped by unexpectedly. Besides cooking for her guests, she enjoyed Jigsaw puzzles, reading endless books, knitting and crocheting countless afghans. Her hands were busy with yarn to her final days. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Phillip in 2009 as well as one infant grandson at birth. She leaves to cherish her memory: two children, Dale (Gerald) Mack and Larry (Ann) Flaig; two grandsons, Rory (Marlene) Mack and Kirk (Heidi) Mack as well as six great-grandchildren. Helen’s life will be honoured and her memory cherished without the proceedings of a formal service. Halo Air Ambulance was a cause she firmly believed saved lives. As a sign of remembrance, donations in Helen’s name may be made directly to HALO, 12 – 1 Airport Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 5G4. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at www.cooksouthland.com) Honoured to serve the family is



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2 Condolences for “HELEN ALICE FLAIG”

  1. Judy Fulton says:

    Dale and Larry. I am so sorry for your loss. I had so many happy vacations with your mom. She left me with a lot of great memories.
    I will sure miss her Christmas letters.

  2. Carol Swanson says:

    I just heard about Helen. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a special friend and leaves many wonderful memories. My deepest sympathy.

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