It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Helen Skene on August 29, 2015 at the Cowichan District Hospital, surrounded by her family.
Helen is survived by her children Debbie (Gary) Vaux, Greg Skene; her grandson Kayden Skene; siblings Don Burnside, Betty (John) Francisty; her sister in law Evelyn (Paul) Johnson and many nieces and nephews.
Helen was predeceased by her husband Les Skene; her parents Louis and Frances Burnside and her sisters Joannie and Diane Burnside.
Helen was born in Kinistino, SK on May 7, 1952 and moved to Duncan with her parents at a young age.
Helen met and married her soulmate Les Skene on July 11, 1970 and soon after started her family.
Helens passion was hairdressing and that showed by her dedication of 35 years in the business.
Helen loved gardening, family dinners and spending time with her lifelong friends.
A special thank you to Dr. Lisinski and to all the staff on the 2nd Floor of the Cowichan District Hospital.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the United Church, 9814 Willow Street, Chemainus, BC at 11:00 am with a tea to follow.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.om
“You will always be in our hearts”