Helen Derksen

Helen Doerksen Derksen (nee Klassen)

1917 – 2009


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On Sunday November 29, 2009 at Salem Home in Winkler, MB, Helen Derksen aged 92 years went to her eternal rest. 

She leaves to mourn her passing 5 daughters, Betty Plaice of St. George, Utah, Helen and Art Sagert of Brooks, AB, Agnus Meuse of Saskatoon, SK, Anne and Dave Bradley of Saskatoon, SK, Katherine and Arthur Bruyere of Saskatoon, SK; 4 sons, Walter and Justina of Leduc, AB, Jacob and Eileen of Edmonton, AB, John and Yvonne of Edmonton, AB, Abe and Laurie of Brandon, MB as well as 24 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. 

She was predeceased by first husband, Peter Doerksen in 1982, second husband, Peter Derksen in 1994 as well as 1 daughter, 4 sons, 1 grandson and 3 sons-in-law. 

Funeral service was held on Thursday December 3, 2009 at Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with interment at Rosenbach Cemetery. 

On behalf of the families of the late Helena (Klassen) Derksen, I wish to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the love and support received during the loss of our dear Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma. Thank you Reverend Dave Friesen, companion Marie Funk and all the staff at Salem Home (Cottonwood) for the wonderful care and love you gave Mom the past 51/2 years. It was of great comfort knowing she was in such good hands, especially with her family all living so far away. Thank you Reverend Art Wiebe for the comforting service and respecting Mom's wishes. There are things I overlooked that perhaps should have been mentioned at the service; my apologies. Thank you for providing the church Ushers, and also in helping find a much needed home for the food after the luncheon. Last of all; "Kiley" and the Winkler Funeral Home; words cannot express how much I appreciate all you've done. Every time I was unsure of something, you were always there with options and solutions; for going that "extra mile" many times, especially given the distance between us. Thank you so much for the special care and concern given to the family. You have a special place in our hearts. Helen (Doerksen) Sagert Brooks, AB and families. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler in care of arrangements. 


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