“I can look into the world and see you in every act of love. Where once you were one, you are now many.”
Margaret Helen Negrin, age 79, passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014, at The Heron Grove Care Facility in Vernon, BC. She was born on November 24, 1934 in Minto City, BC to Margaret and James Shields. Prior to her stay at the care home she resided in Merritt, BC.
Surviving Helen are 5 children, Patrick (Karen), Michael (Anneliese), Deborah (Claude), Cheryl, and Danny (Judy), 13 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother, Margaret Adams, and her brothers, Jim Shields, George Shields and Herb Adams, and many nephews and nieces.
Her father, James Shields, her son, “Rocky” Darryl Jay DeBoer, and her second husband Victor Negrin, preceded her in death.
Helen was a long time resident of the Salmon Arm area where she raised her family on a dairy farm. She was a hardworking homemaker and mother who passed many of her wonderful qualities on to her children. She had a love for gardening, cooking, knitting and reading, and was also very active in sports such as swimming, fishing, golfing, softball and bowling.
A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, which is located at 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon BC. A tea and social will follow the services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC, at the service or by mailing to: #307 – 1664 Richter Street, Kelowna BC, V1Y 8N3. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Pleasant Valley Dignity Funeral Home (250) 542-4333.