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Helen Christine Choquette (Sutherland)

July 5, 1925 - April 17, 2021

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It is with great sorrow that the family of Helen Christine Choquette announces her passing on April 17, 2021 at the age of 95. She has gone to join our dad, Arthur.

Predeceased by her parents Catherine and George Sutherland, brother Alex, sister Jemima and son-in-law Richard.

Mom is survived by her five daughters Cathy (Fred), Carol, Corinne, Darlene (Rob), Donna (Mike), nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Also left to mourn is her sister Kathleen (Kay) Fargher. She also leaves behind many extended family members and dear friends.

A private family service has taken place.

Helen was born July 5, 1925 in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, during the depression. Her dad found work in the Kootenays with a final destination, Nelson.

After completing high school, she enlisted and served in the air force (1943-1946). She met Arthur Choquette, the two were married in 1949 and raised a family of five.

Helen worked with Arthur in the family business. In her free time, she enjoyed bowling, curling, crib, and golf which she took up at the age of 65. She also volunteered at the local I.O.D.E. thrift store where she retired after 25 years of service at the age of 93.

She loved living at Lakeview Village where one of her greatest pleasure was playing cards with a group of friends. She was a competitive player with a quick wit, much to say she was a character.

Summer meant everyone came home to the cottage on Lower 6 Mile Road. Helen treasured reconnecting with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She leaves behind a legacy of family.

Mom was lucky to have many wonderful friends. We would like to extend a special thanks to Sharon Fletcher and Tina Greenall for always being there for her, their friendship was invaluable. The family would also like to thank the staff at Lakeview Village for a wonderful 10 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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From: Helene & Stew Jeffery
Relation: Darlene is our sister-in-law.

Helen was truly a great lady and will be missed. She so loved her family and the extended family gatherings – we were all welcome. She was very competitive in those many crib games and we all got a chuckle at the back and forth banter, especially with Brad. Our condolences to the whole family.

From: Shari Donaldson
Relation: Friend

Helen was such a lovely lady. I was so saddened to hear of her passing. She was one of my late moms best friends (Olga Stewart)they curled in many bonspiels together and worked at the thrift store together and lived at Lakeview in later years- my daughter Kaitlyn served Helen at Lakeview and always let me know how she was- Our deepest condolences

From: Angie & Gerry Cesa
Relation: Former neighbours

We were so saddened to learn of Helen’s passing. She was a lovely, dear lady. For many years, our neighbour on Houston Street, we always enjoyed the conversations… whether about the most recent golf game, or a friends adventure, she had that little sparkle in her eyes! Quite the sense of humour, and quite the stories!
Mostly though, the chats would be about family, and you could sense the love she had for all of you.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the family.
Angie & Gerry Cesa

From: Gerry Stevenson
Relation: Family friend

My deepest condolences to all of Helen’s family at this time. I always loved her smile whenever I saw her.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

Thank You Notice

Mom was lucky to have many wonderful friends. We would like to extend a special thanks to Sharon Fletcher and Tina Greenall for always being there for her, their friendship was invaluable. The family would also like to thank the staff at Lakeview Village for a wonderful 10 years.

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