October 3, 1949 ~ November 17, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Denise Delight Helfrich of Opal, AB at the age of 68 years.

Denise is survived by her loving husband, Jack Helfrich; her son’s, Micheal (Ronnie) Poitras of Redwater, Shane (Sam) Poitras of Beaumont; her stepson, Lee Helfrich of Medicine Hat; her grandchildren, Cyr, Charlie, Hunter-Lee, Jack and Sydney; her stepdad, Gordon Messom; and her siblings, Terry Eglin, Colleen (Bob) Parolin, Jenn Borne (Mike), Shaun (Harold) Berkholtz, Rory (Donna) Eglin, Kerry (Sherry) Eglin, Melody Bueckert, Kelly (Gloria) Eglin, Kevin Eglin; numerous nieces and nephews; also many friends and family that knew and loved her.

Denise is predeceased by her mother, Kathleen Messom and her sister, Tannis Eglin.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Fedyna family for the love they have shown Denise over the years.

Denise was originally from Quesnel, BC and began calling Redwater home in 1974. Denise had many passions over the years; most notably her love of children. She cared for and welcomed many in her home. She was adored by all her day home kids for 36 years until she retired.

In Denise’s spare time she enjoyed many things such as her daily morning crib games with her best friend and husband Jack. She played crib Friday nights at the #251 Redwater Legion, and participated in many tournaments in the surrounding areas. She loved reading, cuddles with her puppy Lucy, and finding treasures at garage sales. Denise loved to show her passion in her homestead helping Jack renovate and her home and yard reflected her time and effort.

Memorial Service

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
1:00 pm
#251 Redwater Legion
4708 – 50 Avenue
Redwater, Alberta

Memorial Donations

As per the families request in lieu of flowers
donations may be made to
#251 Redwater Legion