Helen Siew Lin Choo

November 5, 1941 - June 26, 2023
June 28, 2023 17 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Helen was born and raised in Tutong, Brunei, with her 3 sisters and 4 brothers. Their family moved to Seria when Helen was 9 years old and it was there where she met her soulmate, James, whom she married in 1963. Their daughter, Maureen, arrived a year later. When James went to Canada for work, Helen and Maureen joined him 6 months later, in 1969, where they made their home in Edmonton, Alberta. It was there that they welcomed several Bruneians into their homes and helped them set up their lives in Canada.

Helen was the life of the party. She was always dancing, laughing, and making the whole room brighter. With her faith in God, she showed compassion to all those that entered her life. Helen loved her family with fierce loyalty.

Helen is lovingly remembered by her husband, James Choo; daughter, Maureen (Tony); and grandchildren, Brianna and Hilary.

Helen will be greatly missed and always loved.

Funeral Service
Saturday July 1, 2023, 2:00PM
Trinity Funeral Home Chapel
10530 116 Street, Edmonton AB.

Those wishing to view the service via live-stream may do so by accessing the following link: LiveStreamHelenChoo

  1. To dearest Granduncle and family, Our deepest condolences when received the text message. Grandauntie has always been a very caring and lovely person each time when we met her. I am sure she is now in safe hand and free from all illness. Take care and stay strong . Regards, jimmy&family

  2. Just a note to let you know how many of us here in Brunei care about you and are thinking about you during this time of mourning.

    May you have a treasure box full of memories of your loved one that shine like jewels.


  3. My condolence to the passing away of Aunt Helen Choo. She had come across as an empathetic caring woman who had a big heart for those around. Her kindred spirit lifted souls up. Still remember the last time I saw her at restaurant dinner table. She would be missed.

  4. Deat James
    Very sad to hear this sad news. Condences and heartfelt sympathy to you and Loved ones. May Helen rest in eternal peace.

  5. our deepest condolences to Jimmy Choo and daughter Maureen and family

  6. Our deepest condolences to your family.

    I knew Helen from 1979 when I was a new immigrant. Like many others before me, she had helped, guide and open her home to me. She was a woman with a huge generous heart and expected nothing in return!!

    Helen, you have left a deep imprint within all of us and I will always remember your generosity, kindness and most of all your contagious and mischievous smile!!! We love you and you will be dearly missed. May you rest in peace. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

    Alice Lee (chai)

  7. Dear James, Maureen and family,
    Our deepest condolences to your family.
    The day I arrived in Edmonton, I was welcomed with open arms by Mr & Mrs James Choo to their home. Helen Choo is a big sister to me and loves to call me
    “Boa Kaw”. I love you.

    Mr and Mrs Chan Tai Kaw

  8. Deepest condolences to uncle James, Maureen and her family. Aunt Helen was a dear, sweet person who had a lot of love in her heart. She will be missed.

  9. Deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Helen popo will be greatly missed.
    Stay strong and take care . Hugsss

  10. Dear Uncle James, cousin Maureen & family.
    Our heartfelt condolences to you and family on the passing of beloved Mai Lin.
    May fond memories bring you comfort during this hard time as it’s does to us. Our heart and prayers go out to you and family.
    Wishing you peace, comfort, courage and lots of love at this time of sorrow.
    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.❤️

    💐Dear beloved Mai Lin, we ❤️ you, missed you, You May Rest in Eternal Heavenly Peace now, you are safe in the arms of the angels & into the light of eternity.🙏🏻

    Sincerely ❤️ from Moi, Roslan & family 🇧🇳

  11. Dear Grandpa James, Aunt Maureen and the rest of our respected families.
    Sending you a sincere condolences & prayers goes to you. May God grant you strength and comfort during this sorrow time. May you find solace in knowing that Mailen popo will never be forgotten and her memories will live forever in our heart.

  12. From Abdul Hazim Abdullah Aji@ amang, Wife,Sons and daughters
    Dear Uncle James, cousin Maureen & the rest of our respected family.Our condolences and prayers go out to you. May God give you strength and peace in this sad time, for auntie Helen siew lin choo, may you rest in peace, we will always remember and miss you, our condolences from us in Brunei

  13. With our heartfelt condolences to our dear friend James, Maureen and families! Our prayers and thoughts are with you through this time of grief!

    Helen, there are memories that time does not erase. We’ll never forget on our wedding day in 1974, you help arranged for our wedding with such a wisdom, kindness and passionate throughout our wedding day! You are forever in our heart! Now that you’re safe in the arms of our Lord, and into the life of eternity!

  14. Dear Uncle James, cousin Maureen & the rest of our respected family. Our condolences and prayers go out to you. May God give you strength and peace in this sad time.

    🪻Dear aunty Helen siew lin choo, may you rest in peace, we will always remember and miss you, from us in Brunei

  15. Our deepest condolences Abang James, Maureen & family. I am forever grateful to you and Kakak Helen for the kind hospitality extended to my father, brother and I when we first arrived in Canada, January, 1970. Her caring generosity in helping us gave us the success that we enjoy with our families today. Thank you Kakak Helen. God Bless you and may you Rest In Eternal Peace.

  16. Irene Choo,, Diana and Angelyn on 04 July2023
    At 10.45pm
    Dear Koko James, Maureen and families
    Our heartfelt and deepest condolences and prayers go out to you. May the Peace of God surround and embrace all of you during these bereaved times. May you continue to gain strength in our Lord Jesus
    Helen is very dear to me and my family and we will always remember her love and gentleness and kind words of encouragement during our stay in Edmonton and the times when she was in Brunei.

  17. Dear Ko-koh, Maureen, Tony, Brianna & Hilary,

    My deepest condolences to hear of Ah 嫂 passing. I am sad and heartbroken by this news. Sending your family my love, thoughts, and prayers.

    When I came to Canada 48 years ago, Ah 嫂 and Ko-koh, welcomed me into their home. During my year living here, I learned a lot of valuable skills and have lots of fond memories. I remember Ah 嫂 taught me how to cook ikan asam. My first birthday cake I ever received was from her. My wedding was planned & organized by her, she cooked a huge pot of curry, and even taught me how to dance for my wedding. When the makeup artist didn’t show up, she stepped in and applied my makeup for me. She was such a smart and multi-talented woman.

    Ah 嫂 loved my kids so dearly and always showered them with gifts. I will forever remember her kindness and love.

    I just wanted to let you know, when I was young, I always felt protected and your family provided me with so much support, love, and kindness, I will forever be so grateful & appreciate you very much. I will never forget you two and I will cherish these memories.

    Much love,
    Elizabeth, Tim, Melissa, Titus, Leona, Anastasia

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