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Orvill Helka

Orvill Edward Helka

Friday, June 29th, 1934 - Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
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Helka, Orvill Edward

Entered into rest into the presence of his Lord and Saviour on April 8, 2020, in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Lois (nee Bingham) for 60 years in June. Dear father of Joanne Yager, Douglas Yager and Jennifer and Darren McConachie. Loving grandfather of Lauren (Kevin), Nolan (Madison) Nathan (Shantelle), Jenessa (Matt) and great grandfather of Brandon, Eamon, Helen, Evelyn, Lyndon and Gemma. Predeceased by precious grandson Brandon Yager, brothers Bruce and Clifford and brother-in-law Donald Ramsay. Lovingly remembered by sisters-in-law Grace Ramsay, Mary-Kaye Helka and Joyce Helka. Orvill was a strong family man and a wonderful mentor to his children and grandchildren. He was a member of Selkirk Christian Chapel and over time sang in various choirs and quartets. Although he had many hobbies, he especially enjoyed spending many hours tending to his honey bees and enjoying the wonder of nature all around him. Orvill retired in 1999 from Canadian Gypsum Company with 46 years of dedicated service. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel toward the wonderful staff of Grandview Lodge for their loving care and compassion shown to Orvill and our family in the last two years. There will be a private interment and committal service at Rainham Mennonite Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to COOPER FUNERAL HOME, Jarvis (519-587-4414). Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca
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Lyle & Pat Hoovedr

Posted at 12:45pm
Lois & family, so sorry to hear of Orvill's passing. Lyle has many fond memories working on Ed's farm and rounding up cattle on his farm. We always enjoyed our conversations. Super fellow!
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Mike & Darlene Little

Posted at 12:44pm
So sorry for your loss.
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Kim and Billy Fleming

Posted at 10:02pm
Jenn after your stories about how your dad taught you everything you know about trees, I thought that it would be our honour to plant one. Kim & Billy
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Gloria Robinson

Posted at 03:14pm
We are so sorry to hear of Orville's passing. We have so many wonderful memories of our family get-togethers and Orville was right there in the midst of us all with that big gorgeous smile of his along with the chuckle that went along with it. Our thoughts are with you and the family Lois and hopefully once this virus has settled we will all be able to get together. With our love and our prayers for the presence of the Holy Spirit to give you peace. Love, Julie, George & Gloria God Bless
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Gary Beemer

Posted at 08:11am
I met Orvill while working at a local auto dealer. I enjoyed each of our interactions as it was clear he was a decent human being. Orvill treated people with respect and honesty. While I haven’t seen him in a decade I was glad to have met him and known him even in a limited way. I am sorry for your loss
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