Helps, Stacey

Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Westside Community Church, Morden.  Public viewing will be from 1PM-6PM on Wednesday at Wiebe Funeral Chapel in Morden and at the church prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stacey's memory to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation (designated to Dialysis Unit)

Stacey Rachelle Helps

1986 - 2017 

Stacey Helps delighted the world by entering it on September 1st 1986. She was the second child of Lorraine and Rick Helps and joined her brother, Derek as the final addition to our family. Proud grandparents, Elgin and Joan Helps and Pete and Mary Wall were excited to have another grandchild enter their lives. 

As a little girl Stacey enjoyed all the things that little girls like to do; birthday parties, sleepovers, playing in the park with grandparents, family camping and especially swimming. She enjoyed t-ball and gymnastics as well as being a member of the local Brownies. She enjoyed her Sunday School classes and loved doing activities with her friends. Pets played an important role in Stacey’s life and she had many. Hamsters and rabbits were a mainstay for many years and most recently her cherished dog, Brady and cat, TeeTee. Stacey was a member of Air Cadets for 6 years, ages 12-18. During this time she got to experience many new things including traveling to Nova Scotia as well as being employed as a Staff Cadet at Penhold Air Cadet Summer Training Centre. During her school years, Stacey developed many lasting friendships, many of which she maintained to this day.

After graduating Stacey was employed locally serving in restaurants and working reception desks at local hotels. It was during this time that she was diagnosed as a Type1 diabetic. At the age of 24, she decided to spread her wings and moved to Winnipeg. She worked at the Osbourne Village diner and loved her job, meeting so many new and interesting people as well as developing new friendships. Her dad would often go to Winnipeg and visit at the diner and would later enjoy spending time together shopping, going to a movie or just hanging out. While living in the city, Stacey began to fall ill and this eventually caused her to move back home as she was unable to deal with the disease on her own. With Stacey back at home, she developed a passion for cooking family meals. Hours were spent scouring recipes, of which she would “tweak” to her satisfaction. She anxiously awaited the arrival of the local papers so she could go through all the grocery flyers to seek out the best deals for buying supplies. Her weekly shopping ventures in Winkler always included lunch at Grandma Wall’s, which was a very special time to her. 

Stacey was able to remain very active during the next several years, enjoying motorcycle trips with her dad, family camping, going to all sorts of odd restaurants in Winnipeg on what she called Daddy/Daughter days. She loved spending time with our Mom around the backyard fire pit on summer nights, either at our home or our good backyard neighbour friends. Stacey truly enjoyed her time volunteering at the Pembina Valley Humane Society and continued to do so up until she was unable to physically do so. Family time became so very important to Stacey. She was very insistent that the family spend more time together and to greatly value that time. She loved going to her brothers’ house for late night cook-offs and just hanging out. 

Stacey’s health began to deteriorate during 2016 and 2017, spending a over 30 weeks in Winnipeg hospitals and BTHC. Just prior to this Christmas, she became critically ill and on December 27th she was rushed to Winnipeg HSC. On December 29th she was finally released from her worldly pain. 

She is survived by her parents, Rick and Lorraine Helps, brother, Derek, grandmothers, Joan Helps and Mary Wall, aunts, Janet Boxell, Sharon Wall and Patricia (Andrew) Prokopchuk and eight cousins. Predeceased by her grandfathers, Elgin Helps, Peter Wall and Uncle Randy Helps. 

Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday January 4, 2018 at Westside Community Church with interment at Hillside Cemetery. The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to all the doctors, nurses and specialists who provided treatment to Stacey over the years. Special thanks to the staff at the dialysis unit and ER at BTHC. Thanks to our family and friends for providing support during Stacey’s difficult journey. Thanks to Wiebe Funeral Homes, Westside Community Church, Rev. M. Vincent and to all those that helped make Stacey’s goodbye so much easier for us. Donations may be made in Stacey’s memory to the BTHC Foundation (designated to the Dialysis Unit). 

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements



#1 Rick & Trisha Warkentine 2017-12-30 22:08
Rick, Lorraine & Derek ...we are so saddened parents our hearts grieve with you at this time. Stacey was such a lovely little person with such a huge heart ! She always stayed positive even when she was so weak. Hoping you can take comfort in knowing you, her family, were her biggest supporters and always there for her. We will be praying for strength and peace for all of you in the days and weeks and months ahead.
#2 Ann 2017-12-30 22:43
I am so sorry for your lose. prayers are with you.
#3 Care dental group 2017-12-31 08:31
Our deepest sympathy to you...Rick, Lorraine and Derek.
#4 Brad & Gloria letkeman 2017-12-31 09:22
Rick, Lorraine & Derek - our love & prayers go out to all of you & your families in the loss of Stacey!! As parents we truly feel for your loss !!! May the memories you all hold dear be a comfort to you all in the days & years ahead!! We pray for strength & peace to surround you !! Our very deepest sympathy to you all!!
#5 Rich & Karen 2017-12-31 10:36
Our sincere sympathy on the passing of your beautiful daughter.
#6 Aunty Elsie, Pat&Darlene 2017-12-31 16:53
Dear Lorraine, Rick and Derek, our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers go out to you. We can’t even imagine the pain with this loss, but hope that you feel surrounded by love.
#7 Carol Van Niekerk 2017-12-31 23:56
I am so sorry Rick , Lorraine and Derek . Stacey was an amazing young lady . It hurts more than anyone knows to loose a child and sister . Thinking of you all at this very sad time . Lots of love
#8 Judy Stambuski 2018-01-01 11:15
So sorry for your loss. Praying for strength and peace for all of you.m
#9 Jack and Simone Kuyltjes 2018-01-01 17:02
To the Helps family our deepest sympathy on the passing of Stacey. May she rest in peace and no more suffering. Jack and Simone dialysis unit
#10 Carolyn Ayre 2018-01-02 14:23
Rick, Lorraine and Derek -- So sorry to hear about Stacey's passing. May you find comfort in this difficult time. She will live forever in your heart and memories.
#11 Murray Wall & Elizabeth 2018-01-02 20:06
Lorraine, Rick and Derek: Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Our hearts go out to you.
#12 Paul & Sharon Warkentine 2018-01-02 20:45
Our heartfelt sympathies to Stacey's family....may you find strength in your community and your friends. Our prayers are with you.
#13 Stephanie and Aaron Evans 2018-01-02 22:03
We are so sorry to hear of your families loss. Aaron and I both have many good memories of Stacey from when we were all in air cadets together. Thinking of you. Know your memories will keep her close to you forever.
#14 Roger & Helen Neufeld 2018-01-02 22:24
So very sorry for your loss of your daughter. We only met her a few times but what a great girl.
#15 Maxine and Harvey 2018-01-03 18:30
Rick, Lorraine, Derek:

Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your beautiful daughter. Stacey will be missed. Stacey was a very kind and caring friendly girl. RIP Stacey, hugs to family.

Maxine, Harvey and Shelley
#16 Danyell Smith 2018-01-04 08:48
I'm so so sorry for the loss of Stacey. My most precious friend. She is going to be missed by so many people, but she is watching over us, just like you told me Lorraine. Keep Faith Strong, XOXOX
#17 Allan & Marige Toews 2018-01-04 15:05
Rick. Lorraine & Derek
Our sincere sympathy to your family. Your loss is great and our prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
#18 Rosella Unrau Driedger 2018-01-05 11:43
Rick, Lorraine, and Derek, So sorry to hear of Stacey's passing. Our sincere sympathies to your family at this time.
Dave & Rosella
#19 Norma Sanders 2018-01-06 16:30
Rick. Lorraine and Derek,
So sorry to hear of Stacey's passing.
On behalf of Rose Rogers and my family, I would like to express our deepest sympathy.
#20 elizabeth derksen 2018-01-10 22:14
Lorraine, I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear daughter. Condolences to you and your family.
#21 Dan and Linda Martin 2018-01-12 12:36
Rick, Lorraine and Derek,
With our sincere and heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your precious daughter and sister.
#22 Eileen Penner 2018-01-12 17:09
Lorraine, Rick and Derek. I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter and sister, Stacey. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#23 Linda Szturm 2018-01-16 13:57
Lorraine, I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear daughter Stacey. Big hugs to you and your family.
#24 Shirley Wiebe O Neill 2018-01-22 20:36
Lorraine, Rick and Derek
I just heard about your losing Stacey. I am so sorry you had to loose her so young. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Hugs to you all.

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