After a short battle with cancer Nan passed away on January 17, 2023 at Pinawa Hospital surrounded by family. She was born April 18, 1938 in Timmins, Ontario. At a young age her family moved to Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba where she lived her entire life.
Helen was predeceased by her husband Martin, her eldest daughter Sheilagh, her grandson Scott, and her daughter-in-law Tishy. She is survived by her daughter Sherry (Jeff), her son Michael (Chris), grandchildren Aleesha (DJ), Steven (Teena), Jennifer (Jeff, Peter & Earl), Caleb, and Anna (Ryan), Aleesha’s children Mason (Cassidy & Haevan), Joelle (Freddie), Bella, and Brody. Helen also held dear Lee, Fred, and her Legion friends.
Helen has been cremated and had requested no formal service.
The family would like to thank friends and family that visited often with treats, flowers and food, the Doctors, Crystal, and staff at Lac du Bonnet Medical Group, Daley Pharmacy, Pinawa Hospital staff, and Bonnie of Sobering Funeral Chapel.
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Such a sad day- was honoured to know this spitfire of a woman who had such an incredible life. Thankful for the many fond memories ❤️
So sad to hear of the loss of your dear one; My husband Brian taught school with Helen in 1977. Remembering all the fun we had at parties at Reeds..Sovour precious memories
Sherry, Michael, Jeff, Lee, Fred and Families,
Please accept my most sincere condolences on Helen’s passing. She was a good neighbour to my in-laws, a good teacher to my kids and a good friend to me. She will be missed. Rest in Peace Helen!
I was saddened to hear of Mrs. Wade’s passing, and my thoughts are with you and your family.
I have great memories of her both as a teacher and at her home on the farm. She was an amazing person.
I am so sad to learn of Helen’s passing and send sincere condolences to her family and friends. I was so fortunate to have met Helen in 1970 when I began teaching at Centennial School at which time she became a mentor and a true friend. I will always remember her wonderful smile and feisty but friendly attitude. R.I.P. Helen.
Sending my sincere condolences to Helen’s family and friends.
Helen always told it like it was and I loved her for that.
So sorry for your loss.
Sherry & Michael i’m sure you are aware of her methods she had use to keep her students in line. I was not always the most attenuative student. The sound of her voice still resonates in my ears ” Campbell, SHUT YOUR MOUTH” it is a fond memory for me as i always deserved it…… and I’m sorry if us students sent her home in a grumpy state occasionally. Enjoy all of your memories.
Sherry and Jeff,
Michael And Chris and grandchildren
I am saddened to hear of Helen’s passing, she always had a great interest whenever I met her about my family.
Helen was very special lady.
She will be missed dearly.
Hugs to all.
Joyce Simcoe and family
Barb and Dave Seifried
Sherry, Jeff and family,
We were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
She will always be in your hearts and memories. We hope the happier times can help to get you through your grief. Sorry we can’t be there in person. Thinking of you.”
Sending our deepest sympathy and our love.
Love, Barb and Dave
Kelly Szajewski (Bruchanski)
Mrs. Wade was a legend at Centennial School. She wore 3-4 inch stiletto’s every day of the school year (except on track and field day) and always held her students in a high regard. When she walked in, you knew she meant business. I distinctly remember her teaching us in grade 5 health and telling us with authority how all the birds and the bees worked (it was highly animated). When my brother Jamie passed away, Mrs. Wade made a point of telling me how much of a gentleman he was and how she held him in her thoughts often. She was classy till the very last time I saw her in LDB. She will be missed.