Helen Melander age 82 years, long time resident of Ignace, Ontario, passed away peacefully in Princess Court Nursing Home in Dryden, Ontario on Monday, July 16, 2012. She was born in Hafford, Saskatchewan. She was 1 of 19 children born to a traditional Ukrainian family. Helen is survived by her husband John; sons David of Ignace, Wayne (Sheila) of Surrey, British Columbia, Richard (Jennifer) and Brian all of Ignace; grandchildren Scott, Shelby, Melissa and Zachary; sisters Olga Orlesky of Thunder Bay, Julia Penchuk of Spiritwood, Saskatchewan and Sally (Art) Costiniuk of Vancouver, British Columbia. She was predeceased by her parents Samuel and Kaska Prokop; brothers Emyero and Mike in infancy; brothers Bill, Peter, Steve, Joe, Nick; sisters, Irene in infancy, Nettie in early childhood, Kay, Minnie, Grace, Mary, Cassie and Annie. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 23, 2012 in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Ignace, Ontario at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor James Wood of Faith Lutheran Church officiating. If friends desire, memorials to the Princess Court Nursing Home or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
A tree will be planted in memory of Helen Melander in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication service Sunday, June 9, 2013.
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