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Helen Doreen Kufley

April 10, 1941 ~ July 27, 2022 (age 81)


Helen Doreen Kufley 

Helen Doreen Kufley (nee Fishley) passed away peacefully on July 27, 2022 at the Ste. Rose General Hospital at the age of 81 years.  Her grandsons surrounded her as the angels came, wrapped their arms around her and took her home.  

She was predeceased by her parents Jessie in 1972, Fred in 1975, her sisters Pearl, Jessie, Hazel, Reta and her brothers Gillis, Bruce, Freddie, John and Stewart.  

Helen leaves to mourn her passing and cherish many fond memories; her sons Kyle (Jeannine) of Ste. Rose , Bob of Brandon, and Greg (Valli) of Winnipeg, her 8 grandchildren Daelynn, Cody, Kelvin, Korbin, Samuel, Nathan (Angela), Dereck, Samantha and her 3 great grandchildren Piper, Tracy Lynn and Tristen.  She will be remembered by her sisters Ruby and Wilma, her brother Blake, her sisters-in-law Rose and Anna along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.  

Helen was born on April 10, 1941 in Bethune, SK where she grew up on the family farm.  She was the 13th of 13 children.  She attended Westridge public school.  In 1959, Helen moved to Oshawa, Ontario where she worked for General Motors in the plant, doing sewing of the interiors of the automobiles.  In 1970, she met Ernie Kufley through the local dating newspaper.  They were married in 1971 and moved to Thompson, MB.  They had a son Kyle, born in November of 1977, her pride and joy.  

Helen worked at the Trappers Tavern as the bartender/waitress until 1988.  In the summer of 1988, they moved to Gilbert Plains where she continued working as a bartender until 2000.  Helen took care of the family home and helped with their organic gardens.  After 29 years of marriage, it wasn't meant to be and Helen moved to Dauphin and bought her own mobile home at the McGimpsey Trailer Park.  She was very proud of her trailer which she called home for 17 years.  We will treasure the memories we made during all the renos as a family.  Helen moved to the Trois Villas in Ste Rose in 2019 where she lived until her passing.  She made numerous friends and enjoyed playing cards and bingo with them.  

Helen's biggest joy was her family, nothing made her happier.  

Dear Lord, 
Put Your arms around her, 
Hold her in Your tender care, 
Make up to her for all she suffered
And all she had to bear.  
She went through so much in silence 
Her spirits didn't bend' 
She faced her pain with courage 
Until the very end.  
It broke our hearts to lose her, 
But she didn't go alone 
For part of us went with her 
The day God called her home.  

Funeral Service for Helen will be held on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm in the Grace Baptist Church, located on the corner of Highway 5 and Provincial Road 480 in the RM of Lakeshore.  

Pastor Steve Pearson will officiate with interment to follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin.  

Should friends so desire, please consider making a donation in memory of Helen to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or to the Humane Society of your choice .  

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Funeral Service
August 8, 2022

1:00 PM
Grace Baptist Church
Ochre River, MB R0L 1K0

Video is available for this event


Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba - Winnipeg
1379 Kenaston Boulevard, Winnipeg MB R3P 2T5
Tel: 1-888-473-4636

Winnipeg Humane Society
45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg MB R3T 0R3

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