Helen Kurtz

Late of Mainprize Manor, Midale, Saskatchewan. Born June 6, 1930 in the Winkler, Manitoba area and passed away February 16, 2018. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred in 2010. She was also predeceased by her parents, sisters and brothers. Helen is survived by her daughter, Gerry Kurtz, son Keith W. (Kathleen), grandchildren Guy (Marlise), Jerri (Mark) Braaten, Jonathan, Keith Jr., great grandchildren Joshua Kurtz, Jay Ellis Braaten and numerous sisters and brothers in-law and nieces and nephews.Helen spent several years living and working in Winnipeg for EATONS. She met Wilfred in Winnipeg and after their marriage they moved to the Melita area and soon after moved to Sask. where they spent the rest of their lives. Helen had several part-time jobs in Midale where she worked with some wonderful people. Helen was proud to have had the opportunity to up-grade her education which lead to doing the bookkeeping for their family business.  She focused on being wife, mother and grandmother to her family while working in the family business. Helen’s love of animals included not only her own but fostering and adopting other family dogs. She was an animal lover! Helen had a number of interests and hobbies, one being her love of music which she continued to enjoy in her later years especially listening to her son Keith playing the guitar during his visits to Mainprize Manor.  She was also an avid reader of true crime novels. She also excelled at gardening as well as knitting and sewing particularly for the grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Midale Civic Centre, March 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends wishing to make donations in memory of Helen may be made to the Mainprize Manor and Health Centre Activity Fund, Box 239, Midale, Sask., S0C 1S0, or to The Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan Inc., 301, 2550 – 12 Avenue, Regina, Sask., S4P 3X1. Arrangements are entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn, SK  (848-0333 ~ 1-888-848-0333). Expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilyfuneralchapel.com “Celebrating Life, One Family At A Time”

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