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Helen Margaret Pachkowsky

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On June 13, 2022 @ 4:30 pm In Obituaries | 19 Comments

November 3, 1932 – June 12, 2022

It is with deepest sorrow we announce the passing of Helen Margaret Pachkowsky on June 12, 2022 in Pine Falls, Manitoba at the age of 89. Mom fought a courageous battle with disabling arthritis for 40 years and more recently illnesses involving Amyloidosis and Colitis. Through her many surgeries and illnesses’ mom very seldom, if ever, let on to us the true extent of her many pains focusing more on the lives of her children and their families.

She is survived by her loving children, Sheila, Ron (Corinne), JoAnne (Mike), Amy (Calvin), Roberta (Randy), numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mom is predeceased by her husband Norm, sons Ken and Gerry, her brother Charles (Buzzy) and sister Kay.

Although mom may not have worked outside the home, her children and close friends would beg to differ. Our family residence was home to many and everybody was always welcome. During the early 1960’s, mom offered the family home and herself for respite services for children undergoing outpatient care at Pine Falls Hospital, as well as those children recovering from illness while awaiting transportation back to northern communities.

An avid curler, mom also enjoyed bowling and golf. She also enjoyed spending time with the local Catholic Women’s League, was a volunteer with the Pine Falls Health Auxiliary and a member of the local Royal Canadian Legion. In the late 1960’s, both mom and dad volunteered with the Pine Falls Recreation Association where youth dances were often held at the Pine Falls Arena. A young band from Winnipeg often entertained the crowd and then ended up at mom and dad’s where musician Burton Cummings tickled the ivory with mom on the family piano.

Our family would like to give special thanks to the Lord our God for allowing us the wonderful gift of sharing many beautiful years with our Little Energizer Bunny . . . an extraordinary person who will be missed by many. We would like to thank the many family, friends and relatives for all the prayers, the many caregivers including the staff at the Pine Falls HealthComplex and most of all the many family and friends who made sure she was not alone until her peaceful passing on June 12th.

Funeral service to take place at 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 23rd at Notre Dame Du Laus Parish in Powerview, MB. Viewing, for those who wish to pay their last respects, will start at 1:00 pm with a rosary being said at 1:30.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Siloam Mission or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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Condolence from Jan Sherman on June 14th, 2022 2:09 pm

I only met Helen a few times but she was a sincerely gracious lady. One never to be forgotten! She has not only a large immediate family but an extensive external one as well as all who met her were made to feel so. My sincerest condolences to all the family & close friends of this great lady. This is a momentous loss. Be at peace now Helen

Condolence from Margaret Graham on June 14th, 2022 7:19 pm

Sincere Condolences to the family and friends .
Rest In Peace Helen ✝️
Margaret Rohl Graham

Condolence from Nadine Roy on June 15th, 2022 12:15 pm

On behalf of the Roy family our sincere condolences to your family. Growing up together, we shared many good times with members of the Pachkowsky family. We will miss her little smiling face, waving from her front porch as we go by. I know she is in God’s loving arms and still smiling. Peace.

Condolence from Karen Traicus on June 16th, 2022 10:59 am

On behalf of the McKeown family (her sister Kay 1926 – 2011) (Ken), Diane (Rob, Shannon,Robin, Lindsay and families), Kim ( Erin, Lucas and family), Dean (Gill, Greg, Geoff),
Karen (Peter, Eric and Elizabeth and family) we offer our heartfelt condolences. She was a delightful, fireball of a person and we all enjoyed our time with her when she visited or when we spoke on the phone. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Hugs to her family. We wish we could be with you at this time to share memories of her life. We are donating to Heart and Stroke in her memory.

Condolence from Kim Arsenault on June 17th, 2022 7:29 am

Your mom was one of a kind! Always a smile for everyone. At our ladies bonspiels she was always there to cheer us on when she could no longer curl. I can hear her laughing as she judged our Entertainment! There are no words to express how much she contributed to our community and our family’s. I will miss her. Love always. Kim Arsenault and family

Condolence from Paulette & Cris Pynenburg on June 17th, 2022 10:08 am

Our thoughts, our prayers, our love go out to the family.
We met Helen fifteen years ago when we moved into the area and were adopted almost immediately into the family. There was always laughter, great times when ever we were in company of Helen and Norm. She came to our first Christmas party and only ever missed one in all this time because that is what MOMS do. Helen is absolutely one special lady and always added humor, laughter, love to everyone that we were together. This LOVE was shared with everyone she ever came in contact with and those memories will never fade but will only get even stronger with time. Helen never ever judged anyone but just accepted you for who you were.
Helen you cannot be replaced but you will be missed more than words could ever express but you are now in a better place where you can laugh, have fun, enjoy yourself without the pain that you never shared.
We will send HUGS and Love every day til we meet again all our love.

Condolence from Anne (Shea) Nemecek on June 17th, 2022 10:25 am

Our condolences to all of you on the death of your mother.. We lived at 11 Cherry Street, and being a family of 4 girls had a lot of babysitting jobs on the street. We ( especially Lana and I ) babysat all of you over the years we were in high school, and I do remember how your Mom used to keep Indigenous children from the hospital until they could go home.. she always seemed to have a baby at home.. I’m sure you’ll miss her!

Condolence from Kleyh on June 17th, 2022 10:52 am

We are sorry that we cannot attend the service, but that is grad day for our Trinity in St. George’s. We will be there in spirit, celebrating the life of that sweet bundle of vitality.

Condolence from Kimberly Berthelette on June 17th, 2022 3:21 pm

Love, hugs and the most sincere condolences Roberta and the Pachkowsky family. Your mom was one darling little love bug!. She will be sadly missed, but so lovingly remembered by all whose life she touched and memories she made. Heaven brought a very special angel home to watch over all who were special to her here..
Love to all, Shirley and Kim Giesbrecht

Condolence from Karin Loos on June 17th, 2022 4:55 pm

My condolences to the family

Condolence from Jeannette Mercier on June 18th, 2022 3:16 pm

Ron I can hear your voice as I read your Mom’s obituary. She was a Mom for so many including me! I had such a short visit in spring with her but she included her last diagnosis so I knew…. She accepted it as she accepted everything in her life…the good, the bad & the ugly with Joy patience & acceptance…but she kept on going forward like you said….the energy Bunny..spreading her Love to all. When God came to get her I’m sure there was a whole lot of rejoicing in Heaven!! What she left behind was priceless!! Live like there is no tomorrow! Be kind, Loving, Laugh a lot, Hug a lot & Praise God for his presence in our lives.

Condolence from Warren Gold on June 18th, 2022 4:08 pm

My Mom liked how Helen never minced words! Well, maybe not every word. I know she was in awe at how she managed such a busy household.
Myself, I’ll never forget wondering how she managed to drive such big cars peeking over the steering wheel as she did, I guess that was your Mom, adapt and conquer!

Condolence from SHEILA on June 21st, 2022 9:12 pm

Thank you Warren for those co mforting and humorous memories.

Condolence from Bunny & Gregg Davey on June 19th, 2022 10:59 am

Our heartfelt sympathy to all in the family for your loss.. She was such a burst of cheer whenever you saw her. She will be greatly missed❤️

Condolence from Sheila on June 21st, 2022 9:08 pm

Thank you

Condolence from SHEILA on June 21st, 2022 9:13 pm

Thank you Warren for those comforting and humorous memories.

Condolence from Carrie on June 20th, 2022 8:43 pm

To the whole family I send hugs and love . Your mom was a gift to all who knew her. She was such a great welcoming person with stories and laughter that I will never forget.
She was truly a one of a kind.
I know she is up there loving. laughing and sharing stories with the loved ones who waited for her. She is home in heaven with her boys and the great love of her life .
One of many things she did was create an
incredible family. Everyone of you are incredible. All my love. Carrie Peloquin.

Condolence from Jeff Berthelette on June 23rd, 2022 12:17 pm

Sheila, Ron, Joanne, Roberta, Amy and the whole Pachkowsky Family, who have my deepest and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mom. Your Mom was a very caring, kind lady who I had a tremendous love and respect for all my life. She was very special to me. I would always look forward to our visits when I came home to visit. I had the pleasure of having one last visit with her when I was home just a few weeks ago. I will always remember some of the precious memories I made with your parents in the past. We had a couple of really nice visits when they came through Calgary and once when we camped together at a K. of C. camp out in Kananakis and then they spent time with us in Calgary afterwards on their way home. I will always have a special place in my heart for both your Dad & Mom. May they Rest in Peace together again.

Condolence from Jeff Berthelette on June 23rd, 2022 12:26 pm

Sheila, Ron, Joanne, Roberta, Amy and the whole Pachkowsky Family, you have my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mom. She was a caring, kind lady that I had so much love and respect for all my life. I truly enjoyed our visits each time I came home to visit with Dad. I consider her as part of my family. I had the pleasure of having one last visit with her in the hospital when I was home a few weeks ago. I will always cherish some of the memories I have with your parents. A couple times when they came through Calgary, once with my parents on their return from Arizona and another when we camped out in Kananaskis with the K. of C. and then they stayed with us in Calgary on their way home. May they both Rest in Peace together again.

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