Helen was born in Rajevoselo, Croatia to Sebastian and Maria Hanzelik, the youngest of four daughters. The family moved to Lochen, Austria when she was one year old. Helen attended up to grade 5 in Lochen before the family immigrated to Canada in 1954. Their first home in Canada was Taber, Alberta, then to the Boulton dairy farm in Lethbridge. They moved to Calgary in 1955 where Helen went to Saint Mary’s Girls school and met her life long friends Isabelle and Rita. She married Ray in 1960 and they had 3 children Cindy, Susan and David, later came 2 grandchildren Jason and Sara. Raising and managing a family was her life job and she did a super job. Helen had a good life with some serious health problems along the way; she managed them with apparent ease.
Helen is predeceased by her sister Anna and is survived by her husband Ray, Cindy (Darren), Susan (Michael), David, Jason (Kim), Sara (Kyle), and two sisters Frieda and Eva, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place, a memorial service for family and friend’s will take place on May 12, 2023 at 11:00AM at Resurrection Catholic Church, (10555 50a St NW, Edmonton, Alberta)
So sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts are with you Ray and family.
Darvin and Rolande
A lovely tribute for a lovely lady! Our thoughts are with the Parsons family during this difficult time.
Our thoughts and condolences are with you and your family Ray, during this sad time. We will miss our visits with Helen, but will cherish many fond memories of all the years we shared so many good times attending parties and company functions, especially at the annual Christmas celebrations when Helen was the “Bell of the Ball”.We will be thinking of her while spending time at the lake remembering our campfire visits, as we gazed at the stars searching for all those satellites and Northern Lights.
May she rest in peace amongst all those twinkling stars.
Thinking of you all during this time. I’ll remember the lovely summer visit with Helen in her backyard.
Cathy, Peter, Zach, Matt, Emily DENT
Dear Ray and Family;
May God Bless you all in these trying times Hellen was always smiling and so cheerful .Terry loved the casino to and one time they met each other in casino in Edmonton .
Ray you and Hellen were the first to get married remember it well reception was in a hall in Bridgeland .You two were our models bought the first house then moved to Edmonton.
Ray if you come to Calgary or take a drive to Nordegg please look us up .403-651-8991.
Ciao Guy Blasetti ps. Send you contact .
Please accept my Sincere Sympathy in the passing of Helen. My thoughts of Helen, are many good times at the lake and endless card games. Big Hugs to you Ray and your family. Love Donna Wandzilak
Our deepest condolences to all of you. Our prayers and love are being sent along with warm hugs during this difficult time. I will always cherish the memories of Helen and family at Mike and Sue’s Canada Day celebration.
Warren and Mary-Anne Christensen
Sorry for the loss of my long time friend. We were 13 years old when Isabelle and I met you. I love the adventures we all had and they are fond memories. I miss you Helen and texting and talking with you into the wee hours of the night. Love you Helen RIP.
Missing you already. I miss seeing your delightful smile when you get the icky bills and junk mail from your favourite mailman. Sorry to see the loss of this awesome woman I got to meet and the heavens got another great angel !!
Sorry for the loss and Cherish these memories !!
– your postman
I am so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Although I did not know Helen as well as I know Ray and Cindy I always was happy to see her travelling around Safe way Ray or at a TELUS function. I thought Helen was an inspiration. She always dressed up and looks so nice. She obviously wasn’t letting anything stand in her way of enjoying her interest in clothes and jewelry. She was very fashion conscious and that always impressed me. What a wonderful legacy to remember. I wish miss seeing her cute little face! We are all sad for your loss.