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Helen Lyon Thoburn

June 26, 1921 - January 26, 2011


Passed away surrounded by her loving family in Powell River General Hospital January 26, 2011 at age 89.
Born June 26, 1921 in Cumberland, British Columbia, Helen was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Born and raised on the West Coast of Canada, Helen spent most of her years in the Comox Valley. She married Robert and they spent many summers travelling around with their children and grandchildren in their fifth-wheel trailer. Many fond memories stem from these camping excursions. When Robert retired the couple spent many years travelling to Yuma, Arizona for the winter. The couple made the move to Powell River to be closer to their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Helen was known for her love of baking which she passed down through the generations. Her recipes have a very special place in all our hearts. She was a kind, loving and gentle woman and she will be dearly missed.
Helen was pre-deceased by her husband Robert Thoburn, her parents Elizabeth and George Shearer, her sister and brother-inlaw Margaret and Joe Bartoldi and her brother William Shearer. She is survived by her devoted and loving daughters and sons-in-law, Georgina (Fraser) Gavin, Catherine (Ken) Behan and Carol (Len) Crivea. Nannie to Ronnie, Scott (Dorothy), Kevin (Malle), Michael (Jeannie), Christopher (Robin) and Marla (John). Great Nannie to Brenden, Taydin, Alyra, Rylyn, Connor and Arwyn. Also survived by sister-in-law Nina Shearer and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Edna and Jim Raymond and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the SPCA in Powell River or a charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 1 pm at Stubberfield Funeral Home, 7221 Duncan Street, Powell River, BC.


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Date & Time:
February 18, 2011
Beginning at 1:00pm

Stubberfield Chapel
7221 Duncan Street
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 1W4

7221 Duncan Street
Powell River, BC Canada V8A 1W4

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