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Helen Vassos

Helen Marie Vassos

Wednesday, November 2, 1932 - Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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It's with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Helen Vassos on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Melville, SK, at the age of 88 years.

Helen was predeceased by her husband, Gordon, sister Mary Edwards and brother Steve Antal. She will be lovingly remembered by her three children, Cindy Vassos, Marcus (Dianne) Vassos and Cletus (Lisa) Vassos; and grandchildren Alexander and Niki Donnelly, Carlie Vassos and Owen and Hilary Vassos.

Helen was born in Lestock, SK, on November 2, 1932, the daughter of Steve and Margaret Antal and the youngest of three children. She enjoyed all sports, and any spare time away from school and farming was spent curling and playing fastball. Helen moved to Melville in the early '50s and landed a job at the CN Beanery; that's where our dad laid eyes on her and said to his buddies, "I'm going to marry that woman". Later on she worked for Dr. Gellman's Dental Practice as a receptionist.

Helen and Gordon were married on May 14, 1956, and immediately began to raise a family. Her passion for sports continued, as she was an avid league bowler for most of her adult life. Helen worked as a bureau agent for the Regina Leader Post and operated a Pizzaria in the early 70s. She moved on from making pizza to helping her husband, Gordon, as owner/operator of the Bake-Rite Bakery, which they closed in the mid-'80s. Helen continued to manage the Leader Post bureau and occasionally helped with cleaning and keeping things in order at House of Hair until retirement. She was a devoted Catholic and member of The Catholic Women's League of Canada for over 50 years.

Helen found comfort in her later years spending time with her children and grandchildren and enjoying the peacefulness of being outside feeding the birds and gardening. Our mom worked tirelessly and instilled the value of hard work in all of us. We will remember our mother for her unconditional love, dedication to the community and genuine friendship with so many. She spent hours baking for family and friends over the holidays, loved listening to the radio and especially enjoyed the Roughrider football games. There is comfort knowing Mom and Dad are together again, laughing and dancing.

Thank you, Mom, for everything and all the memories we will cherish forever in our hearts.

Love you - Your Children
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    Friday, July 9, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, July 9, 2021 11:00am
    Melville City Cemetery
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    Rev. Fr. Andrew Sowa, OMI
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Donations are being accepted for: The Lung Assocaition, Saskatchewan.


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Karen Morrison

Posted at 04:11pm
Cindy, Marcus and Cletus,
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom. Aunt Elush will be greatly missed and always loved. She will be remembered for generous loving kind ways, her love of family and commitment to making life better for everyone.
all our love, Karen &Geoff

Lynn Johnston

Posted at 01:17pm
My deepest sympathy to your family. Helen was a beautiful person who did not judge us as teenagers and we all respected and loved her for it. Rest in Peace Helen.

Pat McCaskill

Posted at 11:59am
It was always fun times when travelling with Cindy to her Moms’ in Melville. Helen was always so hospitable and really made you feel at home. She’d spend time making big delicious meals, even giving up her bed for her guests....When it was time to head home, Helen would send you packin’ with a whole stack of tuna and egg salad sandwiches for the 10 hr road trip ahead; complete with desserts. I feel blessed to have know Helen. She will be greatly missed...Patti Orchison McCaskill

Glen Malinoski

Posted at 08:52am
Our deepest condolences to Marcus, Cindy, Cletus, & all the grandchildren. Helen was a genuine kind hearted woman that will be greatly missed. We always enjoyed our visits up on the deck or in her beautiful yard that she took so much pride in. One of her funniest stories was that when she married Gordie she thought she was marrying a Greek God but he just turned out to be a Greek. I’ll sure miss your pineapple dessert Helen. Forever in our Hearts. Rest In Peace Helen till we meet again

Lisa Vassos

Posted at 09:06pm
Helen, G-ma and Chef, and the best cinnamon bun maker ever. We will miss your thoughtfulness of every special occasion and how you never missed a birthday, graduation, or anniversary. We will miss the anticipation of receiving your Christmas parcel every year and opening our box filled with your love. We are forever grateful for the memories of the past 25 years, and we will hold those in our hearts forever.
RIP G-ma️ 🧡
Lisa, Owen and Hilary

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