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Helen Wright (Stout)

April 9, 1923 - February 21, 2014


The family of Helen Wright (Stout) (Gentles) regret to inform you that she passed away on February 21st.  Helen was born in Nelson on April 9, 1923.  She was predeceased by her Father and Mother James and Helen Stout.  She was predeceased by her Brother Jack and Sister Hazel and is survived by Brother Jim and Sisters Nan and Isabel.  It was a very close family with lots of love and many nieces and nephews.

Helen married her first husband John Gentles and had two sons, Doug (Sandy) and David (Joan).  Together they enjoyed many years in Uphill.  Sadly John passed away in 1985.  Helen showed her strengths through the times that followed eventually marrying a close family friend, David Wright who passed away 8 years ago.  Her family grew again with David’s two adult sons David (Gayle) Wright and Al (Carol) Wright.  She became Mom to them as well and had many happy years with the full family.  She is survived by the four boys and daughters-in-law Joan, Gayle and Carol and predeceased by Sandy.  She has Grand-Children Roselynn (Fandhi) Irawan,  Donovan (Rose) Gentles, Jacob (Rosalie) Gentles, Tamara (Trevor)Jenkinson and Trevor (Joy) Salekin and predeceased by Leah Gentles.  Helen's great grandchildren include Christopher and Rachel Jenkinson, most recently Henry Gentles and passed with the knowledge of another one on the way.

Helens work experience included secretarial duties at Central School, Wragg, Hamilton and Arnesen and the Department of Highways.  Her passions were Highland Dancing and her family and friends who she kept well fed with cookies and seasonal baking.

We would like to thank the nurses and staff of KLDH as well as Drs. Walker and McKechnie and staff for the care and courtesy shown to the end.

There will not be a service at her request.


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From: Lois Arnesen
Relation: friend

To the family of Helen Gentles Wright. Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences for the passing of Helen. I remember when she worked in the law office of my husband, she was always pleasant and cheerful. She contributed to our town with her joy of teaching Scottish dancing.

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