ALBRECHT, Helena

Albrecht

Helena Albrecht (nee Gebhardt) passed away on January 2, 2011 in Olds, Alberta at the age of 94 years. She was born in Beiseker , Alberta on March 10, 1916. Helena married Gottfried "Fred" Albrecht in 1941 and the family grew to four more – Dianne, Marjorie, Glen and Donald. Helena loved music, especially choirs, quartets and family sing-a-longs. She also enjoyed bingo, TV game shows and word searches. Her hands were always busy doing sewing, crocheting or knitting. She loved to cook and bake bread, buns and pies. In the past she grew a large garden, fed chickens, milked cows and stoked and fed many threshers. Helena was a strong-willed person and had a strong faith. She taught her children right from wrong and how to survive in tough times. Helena is survived by her children: Dianne (Garney) and her sons Devin (Colleen) and Lorin (Lisa) and their families; Marjorie (Dale) and her sons Dallas (Julie) and Cory (Shawna) and their family; Donald (Gayle) and his children Kimberly and Tyson; her granddaughters Michelle and Candace, their families and mother Dorothy ;daughter-in-law Heather; sister Freida Enzie and sisters-in-law Geraldine and Doreen. She is predeceased by her husband Gottfried, son Glen, parents, sisters Leah Wohl and Rosie Fitzner, half-sisters Eva Lick and Emma Kraft and half-brother Jack Krenzler. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, January 7, 2011 at the First Baptist Church, Olds. Donations in memory of Helena may be made to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance or charity of choice. Interment took place in the Wimborne Cemetery, Wimborne, Alberta. The family would like to thank all who came to the service. A "Thank you" to the doctors and nursing staff at the Olds and Innisfail Hospitals and to the many staff and residents at the Sunrise Villa for their help and friendship. To all our friends, neighbors, church family and those who participated in the service – thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts; your prayers were answered and ours also.Thank you Heartland for your wonderful services. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd, Olds entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com