Born as Helena Dyck in Harris Saskatchewan on October 24, 1924 she weighed in at 1 pound and was kept warm on the oven door at home. Growing up she was not always content with the Status Quo, sometimes an instigator, but always willing to break with tradition.
Moving across the prairies she met and married her Bible School Teacher and her love Abe Koop, they continued on to BC where she had six boys and 17 grandchildren.
Widowed in 1993, married a second time in 1999 to Harry Clark, enjoyed another Love, retirement, and wonderful friends. Widowed again in August 2012 and left us to be with the Lord on December 4.
Her passion of art evident in the many pieces left in charcoal, acrylics, and oil. She loved the water and spent many years in synchronized swimming, practicing, having fun, and competing. Her love of music has left many memories of her filling the house with wonderful melodies on the piano amidst a Heavenly smell of fresh baking. High on her list was going out for lunch with Harry and reading while she could.
From the very small beginning grew a great heart and we were blessed to have had her and to know her.
A daughter, a sister, a mother, a wife, a grandmother, a teacher, a great-grandmother, a confidant, and a friend. She lived, she laughed, she loved, and we grieve.
Memorial to be held April 13th at Sardis Fellowship Baptist Church Wells Rd. Chilliwack 12:00 noon.