1918 – 2015

Helen Margaret Jardine, wife of the late Donald Gordon Jardine, formerly of Ponoka, Alberta, passed away quietly at Villa Marie, Red Deer, Alberta on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the age of 97 years. Helen was born on August 3, 1918 to Hugo and Ellen (nee Anderson) Erickson at Mannville, Alberta; attending school there and in Edmonton, before becoming a Registered Nurse in 1946 at Oshawa General Hospital School of Nursing, Oshawa, Ontario. She and Don married in 1950 and lived at Ponoka, Alberta; where they owned and operated Jardine’s Jewelry for over forty years. She worked beside Don at the store for the entire time that they were in business. Helen and Don loved to visit with family and friends, wintered at their home in Mesa, Arizona and travelled extensively throughout the world. In Ponoka, Helen was a member of the United Church Women, I.O.D.E., the Kinette and K-40 Clubs, and also assisted with Explorers and C.G.I.T. Helen will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Margaret McFarlane (late Bob) of Gleniffer Lake Resort; granddaughter, Debbie of Olds, Alberta; and grandson, David (Jodie) McFarlane and their daughters, Ella and Phoebe of Vancouver, British Columbia. She will also be sadly missed by her sister-in-law, Jean Jardine (late G. Douglas Jardine) of Three Hills, Alberta; and her brother-in-law, Elmer Benner (late Vivian Jardine) and his wife, Joyce of Vernon, British Columbia; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Alberta, British Columbia, Nebraska, and Sweden. Honoring Helen’s wishes no formal funeral service will be held. If desired, Memorial Donations in Helen’s honor may be made directly to the C.N.I.B. at www.cnib.ca or to a charity of the donor’s choice. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Doctors, Nurses and staff of Villa Marie, Red Deer for their kindness, caring and true compassion to Helen during her stay there. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Ashley Paton, Funeral Director at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.

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