While surrounded by love and prayers, our family's matron, Helena Sokil passed away at Hospice Renfrew on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 28, 2019. She was 81.
Helena is the beloved wife of the late John Sokil; and dearly loved and devoted mother of Judy Rempel of Winnipeg, Abe Deroche of Thunder Bay, Jeannie Doerkson and Jeannette Small, both of Fort Frances, Richard Sawatsky (late Mary) of Thunder Bay, and Lloyd Walker and Diane Walker (Garry Mills), both of Renfrew.
She is predeceased by a daughter, Shirley Welsh.
Helena is also cherished and lovingly remembered by her 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Daughter of the late David and Justina Friesen. Helena was one of 18 children, several of whom have predeceased her.
She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Helena's final care was entrusted to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior where a visitation was held on Monday, Sept. 2 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
A tribute to Helena followed in the Pilon Family Chapel on Monday morning at 11 a.m.
In memory, please consider a donation to Hospice Renfrew.
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