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 Helmi’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.