Obituary: Helen Hamm (nee Borne)


Helen Hamm (nee Borne)

Helen Ann Hamm, nee Borne, passed away peacefully on Feb 9, 2017, in her home with Eldred, her loving husband of 52 years, by her side and into the arms of her Lord and Saviour.

Helen was born on May 24,1944, in Portage la Prairie, Man., to Theodore and Mary Borne of the Fork River, Man., area. There she lived with her parents, seven brothers, and two sisters. She completed her education at Mossey River School and then went on to get her nurse’s aide certificate at the Dauphin General Hospital.  Helen was blessed to carry and nurture three sons and one daughter.

Her love for God was evident, and she desired to show his love in many ways to everyone she encountered. Helen loved spending time with her husband Eldred, children, grandsons, friends, going for coffee, homemaking, travelling (especially to Cuba), playing piano in church, and loving others.

Helen is survived by her loving husband Eldred; children Bruce (Tracy), Bryan (Cheryl), Brent (Sophia), and Twyla (Dan) Johnson; grandsons Levi Hamm, Hanan, Micah, Kobe and Jacob Johnson; sisters Ellie (Don) Wall, and Laura (Ed) Hamm; brothers John (Sue), Art (Susan), Herman (Hilda), Vern (Marge); and numerous nieces, nephews, brothers- and sisters-in-law, and close friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, Theodore and Mary Borne (nee Sawatsky), and brothers Jake, George, and Henry.

A celebration of her life was held on Feb. 18, 2017, from the Norquay Covenant Church, with Pastor Arden Gustafson officiating. Interment was held at the Arabella Community Cemetery, which preceded the celebration of life service. Those who desired made memorial contributions to The Gideons International In Canada.

– Her Family


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