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Helen Ordway

March 22, 1925 - July 9, 2012


ORDWAY, Helen, passed away at the Kimberley Special Care home at the age of 87. She found peace on July 9, 2012 in the arms of her family.

Helen was predeceased by her loving husband Harry, her parents Andy and Marie Chisholm and five of her seven sisters. Helen will be lovingly remembered by her son Gerry (Betty) Ordway, her daughter Elva (Dennis) Keiver and her grandchildren Sarah (Curtis) Burton, Rob (Kim) Ordway, Jeff (Anna) Keiver and Pamela (Adrian) Taggart and her nine great grandchildren – Braede, Payton, Taeryn, Nixon, Linden, Lucas, Georges, Kye, and Maddox.

Helen was devoted to her family and was happiest when the family came to visit. She had many happy memories of her many friends, golfing, curling, playing bridge and when participating in the summer and winter senior games. Helen dearly loved Harry, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The love she has given us will always be in our hearts and she will be greatly missed by those who loved her.

The family would like to thank all of those that made her stay at Garden View and the Pines truly feel like her home. Helen was very grateful for your caring friendship and love.

Friends are invited to celebrate Helen’s wonderful life at a memorial service at the Kimberley United Church on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11:00 am.

Those wishing to make tributes on her behalf may do so by donating to A Clear View Digital Stereotactic Mammography Unit Campaign; c/o Donna Grainger, Executive Director, East Kootenay Foundation for Health,13 – 24th Ave N, Cranbrook, BC V1C 3H9 Web:


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Donna Grainger
Relation: Friend

I have fond memories of Helen (and Harry) serving cotton candy at Marysville Days and their huge smiles at the Kimberley Golf Course. There is one moment where Helen and several other of us golfers dressed up as ravens and wrote and sang a song at one of the golf tournaments we attended in Nelson; it was an absolute riot. Laughter and a kind heart describes Helen to a ‘T’. Thank you to the Ordway/Keiver families for honouring the work of EKFH in leaving a legacy for your Mom. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. ~ Sincerely, Donna

From: Glenda Grace Latham
Relation: she was my great Aunt

On behalf of my Grandma Grace Chambers, my brother Dan and myself, our hearts go out to the family at this difficult time.

Grandma often spoke fondly of Helen and takes comfort that she is now with her beloved parents and sisters.

From: Smethurst,Ronald,Rhonda,Jay
Relation: Friends

Our sincere symphathy in your time of greif. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may the angels surround you with her love and may you always remember the special times you all had together. Ron and family send you our condolences.

From: Jessie Cunningham
Relation: Sister

I am very sad to hear that Helen is no longer with us. She had so much energy and love. Although we didn’t see each other she was often in my thoughts. My love and prayers are with you all.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
July 14, 2012
Beginning at 11:00am

Kimberley United Church
10 Boundary Street
Kimberley, BC Canada

10 Boundary Street
Kimberley, BC Canada

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