It is with sadness the family of Edward Helmink announce his sudden passing January 29, 2016.
Ed was born in Cudworth, Sask., December 5, 1939, 2nd youngest of thirteen children. He moved to Quesnel in 1954. Ed worked for West Fraser Mills Ltd. for 30 years retiring in 2000. He was very sports minded playing baseball, hockey, bowling, an avid golfer and long time member of the Quesnel Curling Club. Ed was also a partner in Dragon Lake Golf Course until it was sold in 2007.
Ed was predeceased by his parents Edward and Veronica Helmink, five brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his soul mate of over twenty years Margaret Thompson, daughter Lisa (Greg) Krakowski, sons Dwayne Helmink and Christopher (Christy) Helmink, Margaret’s children Julie (Dave) Dale, Tracy Thompson and Sandra (Ryan) Bremner. His grandchildren Lexie Krakowski, Miranda, Stephanie, Sydney and Cassidy Helmink. Margaret’s grandchildren Brayden and Brody Dale, Jayden and Jersey Bremner.
Ed spent many enjoyable hours watching his grandchildren dance, play music, hockey, baseball, soccer, whatever they were involved in. He also leaves behind his brother Willie (Ev) Helmink, sisters Bernadette Burnie and Madeline (Lorne) Warren, sister-in-law Agnes Helmink, many nephews and nieces.
To honour Ed’s wishes there will be no service.
Anyone wishing to make a donation in Ed’s memory may do so to the charity of their choice.
Thank you to family and friends for their comforting words and support at this difficult time.
Special thank you to Dave Dale, Tracy Thompson,
Ken Zacherias (Clayton Funeral Directors) and