ANECA, Helsby

Posted: October 12th, 2017


Mrs. Helsby Aneca of Raymond, beloved wife of the late Marcel (Marshall) Aneca passed away on Sunday October 8th, 2017 at the age of 95, surrounded by her large and loving family.

Born and raised in Raymond, Alberta, she was the first daughter of Ernest and Sarah Organ. Helsby married Marshall Aneca on February 14th, 1942. Together they raised eight children. She is survived by Linda (Bob) Johnson, Jim (Pat) Aneca, Dick (Gwen) Aneca, Kathy (Allen) Faulhaber, Joy (John/deceased) Bourne, Morris (Ginger) Aneca and Judy (Walter) Zobell. Twenty Grandchildren and Fifty-six Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Marshall, one son Robert and two grandsons, Dennis and Roger Aneca.

Helsby was the helpmate of Marshall as they began and grew their Road Construction Company, Aneca Construction, and later as they expanded into Transportation with AC Transport. In addition, she worked in the retail trade in both Raymond and Lethbridge and cherished the friendships she developed.

Helsby was involved with the Raymond Hospital Auxiliary for many years and recently received her thirty-year anniversary pin. She was a life long quilter and every new grandchild and Great grandchild was the recipient of a hand-stitched quilt. In addition to quilting, in later years she spent hundreds of hours knitting squares to be made into quilts for the homeless.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Saturday October 14th, 2017 at the Raymond LDS Stake Centre, 2N 200W, at 2:00 p.m. Bishop Wallace Tollestrup officiating. Friends may meet the family prior to the service from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.

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2 Condolences for “ANECA, Helsby”

  1. Jeannine Thompson says:

    Linda–So sorry you are going through this pain of losing your Mom! It is never easy, no matter their age. She had a very full and influential life. I pray for comfort from the Giver of all comfort.

  2. Mardie Wolsey says:

    My sincere condolences at the passing of this lovely lady.
    I spent numerous lunch and dinner times at her table at Good Samaritan in Raymond, as she was a table mate of my mother, Carrel, who passed away last April. She was so proud of her children, her grand children, and her great grandchildren. She and my mother liked to compare similar numbers of each…my mother had 9, 39 and 71. they lauighed a lot about how prolific they were!
    I have so many good memories of your family.
    It is sad to see the great generation leave us behind.
    Mardie Wolsey

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