Helmi Schwab

Helmi Schwab

Helmi Schwab

September 20, 1922 – February 3, 2011

Helmi passed away peacefully at Mountain Lakes, on February 3, 2011, after a brief illness. On September 20, 1922, Helmi was born in Brightview, Alberta and grew up in the Wetaskiwin area.

She married Archie Schwab in 1955 and they had a son, Carl, in 1957. In 1972 Helmi,

her mother Aune Johnson and Carl moved to Nelson, BC, where Helmiā€™s brother Eddy lived. She was caretaker of the Victor Apartments until she retired in 1985.

Helmi enjoyed her jaunts uptown and meeting her friends. She was very much a people person. It was very nice to know that this socializing continued after she moved to Mountain Lakes in 2006.

Helmi was predeceased by her father, Abel Johnson, in 1960; her best friend and mother, Aune Johnson, in 1988; and her brother Eddy in 2003. Helmi is survived by her loving son Carl and his wife Shelley (Amber, Christopher and Nicholas), her sister-in-law Ethel Johnson; nephews Ron (Janice) Johnson, Gary (Patti) Johnson; niece LaVern (Morris) Shoaf and numerous extended family members.

A memorial service was held at the Nelson Evangelical Covenant Church at 702 Stanley Street on February 19, 2011. Cremation was handled by Thompson Funeral Home.

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