With heavy hearts the family informs you of the passing of Helen Korenko of Revelstoke on March 9, 2016, at the age of 99 years. There will be no formal funeral service by Helen’s own request.
Helen was born in Revelstoke, BC, on February 12, 1917, and was a lifetime resident of this city. Helen grew up in the Mount MacPherson area and attended school there. She then started employment as a cook for Campbell’s Dairy Farms. It was there she met and married Jack Korenko in June, 1940. Helen and Jack had two children, Irene and Raymond. Helen was always smiling and happy, content to be with her family and an avid homemaker, having a large garden, always cooking and canning. She really looked forward to their camping, fishing and boating trips and huckleberry picking. She was extremely proud of having five generations of family living in Revelstoke.
Helen was predeceased by her husband Jack in February, 1993, her siblings Albert Threatful, Victor Threatful, Harry Threatful, Nestor Threatful, Marion Baird, Alice Lynburne and Vera Weeden. Helen is survived by her daughter Irene Lewis of Revelstoke, her son Raymond Korenko of Salmon Arm; granddaughter Shelley (Edward) Koski of Revelstoke and grandson Frank Lewis of Celista; three great-grandchildren, Karla Koski of Revelstoke, David Koski of Stettler, Alberta and Casey (fiancée Amber Waite) Lewis of Chilliwack, B.C.; one great-great grandson Grayson Edward Koski of Revelstoke; one sister Eve Volk of Calgary, Alberta and brother Leonard (Stephanie) Threatful of Revelstoke, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to Helen’s family by viewing her obituary at: www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.