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Helen, Margaret Lucas (Layton)

February 17, 1927 - August 2, 2016


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our much-loved mom, Helen Lucas, who died peacefully, aged 89, at the Cowichan District Hospital. She is now reunited with her late husband, Howard.  Helen will be lovingly remembered by her 10 children, Donna, Shirley (Paul), Charlene (Ron), Dennis (Laurie), Sylvia, Yvonne (Doug), James, Colleen (Brian), Judy (Gloria), and Tammy (John). She will be missed by her 22 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and her three great great grandchildren.  She is survived by her siblings, Anne, Fred, Mary, Charles, and Shirley.  She is predeceased by her son-in-laws, Ken (Shirley) and Miki (Donna), and her siblings, Tracey, Marion, Rose, and Edith. Her famous “bear hugs” will be deeply missed by her family, relatives, and friends.

Helen was born on a farm near Fort Kent, Alberta. She was working at the John Neil Hospital in Cold Lake when she met Howard. After getting married in 1946, they farmed in the Grand Centre area.  They moved to B.C. in 1979, owned a ranch near Kamloops and a hobby farm in Cobble Hill.  After Howard’s death in 2010, she moved to Duncan.

A celebration of Helen’s life will be held Saturday, August 13, 2016, at 2 p.m. at H.W. Wallace Burial Centre. The family appreciates the compassionate attention she received from Dr. Reynold’s over the years. They would also like to recognize the exceptional care she received from the wonderful staff at “2 West “ in the Cowichan District Hospital.  The family would also like to thank the staff from Harmony Healthcare for their support that allowed mom to continue to live in her own home.  In memory of Helen, donations can be given to the Canadian Diabetes Association. 


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Maureen McLeod
Relation: She is my aunt.

Aunt Helen, one of my mother’s younger sisters, was such a loving person. She was always so happy to see me and my siblings. She would always give each of us a big hug. I will miss her.

From: Terri Lucas
Relation: Grandmother

Trevor and I are feeling a great sadness that Grandma Helen is no longer around. She had that special quality of making everyone feel special through her wonderful hugs. Condolences to all of the family.

From: Pauline and Allen Cavanagh
Relation: Old friends

I am so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. I know you will all miss her. She was such a good lady!

From: Shirley Layton and Brother Fred Layton
Relation: Sister and Aunt

We are going to miss Auntie Helen’s bear hugs and her awesome smile. My dad says he loved his older sister very much and will miss her gentle heart. Our condolences and love sent to all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

From: Anita jansen
Relation: Friend of daughter Yvonne and Doug

My deepest condolences on the loss of your mom! So sorry❤️

From: Rosemary Wysocki
Relation: Her daughters sister in law

Myself and Matthew send our prayers and condolences to the entire family at this difficult time. Helen was an incredible lady , may she rest in peace.

Rosemary and Matthew Wysocki

From: Joe & Myra Layton
Relation: Nephew

Our sympathies to all. Hoping you can find some comfort in memories of a sweet lady.

From: Ken & Betty Reese
Relation: Friend

We are so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. We met Helen & Howard through curling at Kerry Park, & then the mini spiels in Duncan, when all the family would play, & have lots of fun. Helen was a special lady, always a big smile & hug. May she & Howard be hugging now in Heaven! Our deepest condolences to the family.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 13, 2016
Beginning at 2:00pm

HW Wallace Cremation and Burial centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 6W3

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 6W3

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
Canadian Diabetes Association

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