Floral 24

Helen Smart

June 10, 1931 ~ June 19, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old


Helen Smart

     Peacefully, on June 19, 2023, Helen Smart, beloved wife of the late Roland Smart, passed away at Douglas Campbell Lodge at the age of 92.

     Helen is survived by daughters; Elizabeth (George) Paton, Barbara Hart and Gloria Smart. Grandchildren; Kim and Brent Paton, Jennifer (Kevin) Enns, Patti (Ryan) Carlson, Jacqueline (Chris) Bellisle, Pam Myhill, Jonathan McDonald, Andrea (Chris) Wallace, sister Verna (Andy) Pokolinski, sister-in-laws; Charlotte Tomiuk and Gail Tomiuk, along with 20 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

     Helen was predeceased by parents Fred and Anna Tomiuk, in-laws Percy and Iris Smart, husband Roland, son Edward, son-in-law Jack Hart and great grandson Ayden Willerton. Siblings; Jerry (Jessie) Tomiuk, Olga (Joesph) Oppelt, Daniel (Helen) Tomiuk, Doris (Nick) Poseluzny, Edward Tomiuk, Irene (Orest) Yakowchuk, Joyce (Wally) Grausdin, Dennis Tomiuk, and Lawrence Tomiuk.

     Helen was born June 10, 1931, the fifth child of eleven to Fred and Anna (nee Sendersky) Tomiuk. She was raised and received her education in Winnipeg and North Springfield, Manitoba. Following her completion of grade 9, which was a big deal way back when, Helen went to work at Alsip Brick Tile and Lumber Company in 1948 where she met the love of her life, Roland Smart. In September of 1950 they married. Within 2 years their first child Elizabeth was born, and there followed Barbara, Gloria and Edward.  A transfer to Portage la Prairie in 1953 had Rollie continuing his employment with Alsip Brick Tile and Lumber, and then later with Campbell Soup. During this time Helen was seasonally employed at the Goodale Potato Farm, and when the children were school age she worked at the Sewing Factory, Campbell Soup, the Manitoba School and then the Portage General Hospital.

     Mom was a loving, caring person who put her family first and was always there when needed. In her younger years she did embroidery, knitting, sewing and lastly baking and cooking, sharing with the family produce from the garden and putting up countless sealers of fruits, pickles and veggies. She especially loved her roses which she was proud of.

     In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 301 - 352 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3R 2T3 or to the charity of one’s choice.

     As per Helen’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held at Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Rd. S., Portage la Prairie,  on August 5, 2023 at 1:00 pm.  Reverend John Dolloff officiating. 

     Interment will take place at Evergreen Memorial Gardens followed by lunch at the Odd Fellows Hall, 151 Royal Rd N., Portage la Prairie, MB.

     The family of Helen Smart would like to thank all the staff at Douglas Campbell Lodge for their kindness and care of our mom over the past 3 years. 

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Omega Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.



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Memorial Service
August 5, 2023

1:00 PM
Omega Funeral Home
83 Royal Road South
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1T8


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