Helen Kushner of Moose Jaw passed away peacefully with family by her side on September 5, 2019 just short of her 101st birthday.
Helen was born the eldest of five children at Mountain Road, Manitoba. She married Mike Kushner before the war in September 8, 1939 and raised two children: Iris and Kenneth. In 1968 Mike's work with CP Rail brought them to Moose Jaw. Helen worked as a cook, she decorated the most exquisite wedding cakes and must hold the undocumented record with the Guiness Book of Records for the highest number of perogies ever made.
Later in life, Helen discovered her passion for painting. She attended art classes in Montreal and painted in Vermont and Maine. She loved being a part or the Moose Jaw Art Guild and made so many friends that she painted alongside. She enjoyed sewing and baking but her family always was important.
She was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League and the Ukrainian Congress Association; winning an award with them, the Moose Jaw Art Guild and the Liberal Party of Canada.
Helen was predeceased by her husband Michael; son Kenneth; parents and her siblings Mary and William (Helen). Helen will be sadly missed by her daughter Iris (Gerald); grandchildren Michael (Elizabeth), Meredith (Jeff), Chris (Andrea) and Timothy; great-grandchildren Emma & Chelsea, Sophie & Keira and Gwen & Robyn; siblings Doreen and Sonny; sister-in-law Mary, as well as nieces and nephews.
A memorial tea was held on September 21, 2019 at Parkview Reception Lounge, Moose Jaw, SK.
A memorial service will also be held on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Road S., Portage la Prairie. Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
In memory of Helen donations may be made to Central Plains Cancer Services, 318 Sask. Ave. E., Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0K8.
Messages of condolences can be made online at www.omegafuneralhome.com
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Central Plains Cancer Services
318 Saskatchewan Ave. E.,, Portage la Prairie MB R1N 0K8