NIKIFORUK: Helen Olena Nikiforuk (February 6, 1921 - May 9, 2014) Mrs. Helen Nikiforuk of Killam, formerly of Whitkow, Saskatchewan, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Helen was born in Whitkow, Saskatchewan, the fourth child of seven to William and Paulina Kowlachuck. She attended the local country school, played on the ladies softball team and helped her parents with farm work. Helen married Nick Nikiforuk in 1940. Nick taught school for a few years before they purchased their own General Store. Following six years in the retail business, they decided to return to farming; initially near Radisson Saskatchewan and then moving to Killam, Alberta. Helen was active in her local community as leader of the 4-H Clothing Club, CWL and judge at local agricultural fairs. She excelled at sewing, crocheting, gardening and playing Bingo and Scrabble. She enjoyed curling, and bowled with the local league until she was in her mid eighties. Helen loved a good joke and being with her family and friends. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Nick of Daysland; and two daughters, Gayle Ferrara of Daysland, and Linda Nikiforuk of Kelowna B.C. Helen is also survived by one brother Victor (Rose) Kowalchuk of Willingdon, Alberta; one sister, Sophie Doerksen of Saskatoon; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Divine Liturgy was held on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 2:00pm., from The Protection Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church (4823 53A Street Camrose, Alberta) with Rev. Greg Faryna officiating. Interment has taken place in The Camrose Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial contributions are gratefully accepted to The Alzheimer Society, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to the charity of your choice. To send condolences please visit Burgar Funeral Home Camrose and Daysland (4817 51 Ave, Camrose, Alberta T4V 0V4) in care of arrangements 780-672-2121."Dedicated Service Since 1906" ____________________________________________________

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