Helen Anderson (nee Markin)

December 30, 1919 – June 6, 2018
It is with deep sadness that the family of Helen Anderson of Nelson, B.C. announce that she has passed away. Helen passed peacefully at the age of 98 years with her family by her side.

Helen will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her sons: Frank and Ken (Jean) and daughter Darlene Playdon (Cyril), all of Nelson, B.C. Daughters-in-law: Lola Swetlikoe of Balfour, B.C. and Candace Anderson of Salmo, B.C.

Twelve grand children and twelve great-grand children, 2 sisters-in-law: Judy Rossi of Coquitlam, B.C. and Lorna Anderson of Penticton, B.C., numerous nephews and nieces and many good friends.

Helen was pre-deceased by her loving husband of 47 years: Oscar Anderson and two of their sons Ben and Bob Anderson, grandson Mark Anderson, Her parents Alex and Hanna Markin of Tarrys, B.C., sisters Mary Poznekoff of Castlegar, B.C. and Alice Sheloff of Nelson B.C., her brothers George Markin of Burnaby, B.C. and Alex Markin of Tarrys, B.C.. Helen’s dear sister-in-law Margaret Watts of Penticton, B.C. passed away 1 week following Helen.

Mom cherished her family and dear friends, she made sure the coffee pot was always on and that there were fresh homemade goodies for all at any time of the day or night. She had a wonderful sense of humor and an excellent memory, she kept us all laughing at our childhood antics. She loved to sing and could remember songs and poems that she had learned way back in grade school.

Special thanks to Dr J.M. Hartley and Dr. Andre Kirsten for such wonderful care to Mom over the years and to Dr. Trevor Janz and the loving staff for their compassionate care at Mountain Lakes.

As per Mom’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral service. Cremation has taken place, final arrangements made by Graham Funeral Services, Inc., Oliver, B.C.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, 3 View Street, Nelson, B.C. V1L 2V1 would be greatly appreciated.


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