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Helen Margaret Pachkowsky

November 3, 1932 — June 12, 2022

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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