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HUTCHINSON; Helen Ella Esther

(nee Erdman)

August 29, 1940 to September 20, 2015

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Helen Hutchinson at the age of 75. While she was battling many health issues over her lifetime, she did so with tenacity, perseverance, and strength of character. She taught us the values of hard work, dedication, and loyalty. She was born in Marcelin, Saskatchewan in 1940 to parents Alma and Alfred Erdman. She came to BC as a teenager to make a life for herself, eventually moving to Vancouver. There she met Cam, married in 1961 and started her family. Moving to Abbotsford in 1969 to their dream house, Helen and Cam became well known in the small community of Clearbrook. The family moved to England for nearly 3 years in the late 1970s and Helen set up a home for the family there as Cam was often at sea. In her later years she was comforted by her puppies: Missy then later by Sissy and Muffy. Her caretaking role of Cam for 13 years, due of the ill effects of MS, was remarkable and devoted. However, she always found time to make calls to her sons and daughter-in-law, her brother Lorne and friend Joan. Helen was predeceased by her husband of 51 years (Cameron) and her parents. She is survived by her sons Brad (Grace) and Len (Crystal), as well as her grandchildren Crissy (Matt), Alyssa, Mike, Damien, Andrew, Jeremy, and great granddaughters Roxana and Camila. Her talkative nature, steadfast loyalty, and support to family will be missed. No service by request. Donations in her memory to the Little Paws Rescue Society appreciated.

Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;

thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:

thou anointest my head with oil;

my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:

and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

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