It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Helene Rosenby on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, following a lengthy illness. She was 92 years of age.
Helene was predeceased by her beloved husband, Harry, on March 14, 2005, her parents, Abram and Anna Neufeld, her sister Anne, and brothers Herman, Victor and Ernest. She is survived by her son Ernest (Margaret) of Brockville, ON and her stepsons Martin (Dianne) and Gerald (Susan) as well as grandsons, Michael (Kaeri), Matthew (Chantale) and Stephen (Johanna).
Helene was born on March 4, 1925 in Hanley, Saskatchewan. The family moved to Steinbach, and later, to Winnipeg. Helene graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Pharmacy in 1952 and practiced at the Winnipeg Clinic for over 25 years. It was here that she met Harry. They spent 33 wonderful years together. Harry and Helene enjoyed spending their winters in Margate, Florida and in Hawaii. They also enjoyed traveling to Spain. Helene enjoyed spending time with her grandsons who have all grown into fine young men. Helene was a wonderful cook and took pride in her beautiful needlepoint work.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Helene’s life is being planned for late spring, 2018.
The family would like to pay special thanks to the staff in Weinberg 2 at the Sharon Home and, in particular, to Moises who especially looked after her.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Simkin Centre or the Alzheimer Society.