Lundgren, Marion Helen
June 20, 1917 – August 18, 2011
After a life well lived, Helen passed away peacefully at her home in Traveler’s Lodge in Nanaimo. Helen was born in Castor Alberta, to Abe & Annie Stauffer. In 1937 she married Ivar Lundgren. Together they homesteaded in Fort Assiniboine before moving to Vancouver Island, where they spent the rest of their married lives. Helen & Ivar settled in East Wellington in 1951 where they became a valuable part of the community. Helen enjoyed being involved in almost everything. She loved to garden, bake, & sew, and enjoyed many years as a member of the East Wellington Ladies Sewing Club. Most of all she loved her family. Pancake Sunday became a tradition because she knew ‘they would always come home to eat!’ – A tradition that lives on today!
She was predeceased by Ivar in 1990 and is survived by her sister, Margeurite in Barhead Alberta, and her children, Ken (Linda), Gary (Wendy), Carrol (Marv) Worden, Richard (Carmen), Eric (Carrie), Sharon (Rod) Reay; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. All equally loved and cherished.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1720 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Nelson Wing of the Traveler’s Lodge would be appreciated.