Obituary Notice — Haruye Helen Fujino

Haruye Helen Fujino (Hirose) 1921 - 2012

It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Helen at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Armstrong, BC, on March 7, 2012.  She lived a full and meaningful 90 years.

Born in Vancouver, BC, on November 2, 1921, where she spent her younger years, Helen was always positive and enjoyed making new friends.  Those who knew Helen describe her as happy, vibrant, always smiling, easy going, humorous, and grateful.

Helen always enjoyed being surrounded by her family and friends.  She will forever be remembered by her children Jennifer (Bill) Anderson, Ken, Norman (Diane), Sharon (Bob) Brownell, Dan, and Ron (Mavis).  Helen will also be remembered by her nephew Yosh (Shirley) Tanaka, as well as her 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Helen was predeceased by her husband, Frank (1997) and sister, Katsu Ogasawara (2002).

A celebration of Helen’s life will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2012, in Revelstoke, BC, at the Senior’s Centre from 1 pm to 4 pm with sharing of memories at 1:30 pm.

The family would like to thank the employees of Abbyfield House and Pleasant Valley Manor for their attentive care and compassion throughout Helen’s residence at their institutions.