Helen June Fitzpatrick
1940 – 2019
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Helen June Fitzpatrick (nee Hynes) on December 9, at Leduc Community Hospital at the age of 79.
Helen was predeceased by her husband Maurice, and is survived by her brother Don, children Stephen (Audrey) and Tara (Jerry) as well as grandchildren Fenya, Glory and Jason.
Born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Helen married Maurice in 1966, living in Newfoundland and New Brunswick before coming to Leduc, Alberta in 1974.
In addition to being a committed and loving mother and homemaker, Helen also enjoyed her role and responsibilities as the wife of Leduc’s mayor for two terms. Helen was also a dedicated Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 108, working, volunteering and serving on the executive.
She and Maurice lived the RV lifestyle for seven years (and on her own for another four after his passing), travelling to Newfoundland before returning to divide their time between Leduc and communities in British Columbia each year.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, December 17, at 1:00 at St. David’s United Church, 4614 48 street, Leduc; flowers gratefully accepted. A time of fellowship will follow at Royal Canadian Legion Br. #108/ Murphy’s Public House (5014 49 street).
Serenity Funeral Service, Leduc.
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Knew both Maurice and Helen for many years enjoyed Their company looked after gramma at Salem, your mom was a very special lady, will be missed by many. Condolences to all family.
My dearest Sympathies to Helen’s family. She was an amazing women who left a life long impression on me. Always happy to see anyone she knew. Quick to laugh and never a bad thing to say about anyone. My life is better to have known you.
Pat & Shelley Bleakney
We met Helen and Maurice when we came to be members at the Leduc Legion in 1997. Helen always had a very unique and positive outlook on everything no matter how bad things were. She always knew how to cheer you up and make light of things. I will especially miss her antics at Halloween and Christmas when the legion was still in the old building and Helen would mess around with some of the decorations on the wall. She will be deeply missed.
Carol Franklin (previously Baker)
We lived two doors down from Helen & family. Had great times at the Legion, partying with them! They made us honorary Newfies one night!! She was very funny and I loved her accent!! Tara, Stephen and family, please accept my sincere condolences…cherish the wonderful memories of your mom and keep them close to your heart♥️
June & Mark Stroyan
We met Maurice & Helen shortly after they moved to Leduc. I worked with Maurice in Air Traffic Control, & they lived just behind us for many years. We were the ones that led them to the Okanagan in the fall. Being Legion members, we saw them, then her, frequently there at Happy Hour. Her sense of humor & wit will be missed. Stephen, Tara, & your families, please accept our sincere condolences. We wish that we could be there to celebrate her life, because she had quite a life to celebrate.
Betty and Doug Callbeck
We enjoyed all of the time we spent with Helen and Maurice. They were the most positive campers we ever meet. It was always such a joy to see them come from B.C. every spring. Helen was so sincere and we loved the nefie accent. She always had a quick response to questions. We loved them both and will dearly miss them. Thank you Tara for everything you did for them, no wonder they were so proud of you. Daughters like you are a true blessing. You will realize as time passes what wonderful memories they left for your family, keep them close and treasure them. God bless you and your brother.