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Helen Skene

May 7, 1952 - August 29, 2015


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Helen Skene on August 29, 2015 at the Cowichan District Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Helen is survived by her children Debbie (Gary) Vaux, Greg Skene; her grandson Kayden Skene; siblings Don Burnside, Betty (John) Francisty; her sister in law Evelyn (Paul) Johnson and many nieces and nephews.

Helen was predeceased by her husband Les Skene; her parents Louis and Frances Burnside and her sisters Joannie and Diane Burnside.

Helen was born in Kinistino, SK on May 7, 1952 and moved to Duncan with her parents at a young age.

Helen met and married her soulmate Les Skene on July 11, 1970 and soon after started her family.

Helens passion was hairdressing and that showed by her dedication of 35 years in the business.

Helen loved gardening, family dinners and spending time with her lifelong friends.

A special thank you to Dr. Lisinski and to all the staff on the 2nd Floor of the Cowichan District Hospital.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the United Church, 9814 Willow Street, Chemainus, BC at11:00 AM with a tea to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

“You will always be in our hearts”


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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: Tracy Robinson
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Dear Debbie and Greg

Your lovely mom was my mother’s hairdresser and friend for many many years. There were also numerous times that she saved my own hair from botched jobs over the years. She was such a wonderful, energetic, bubbly person and was an incredible joy to be around. Without a doubt, her family was everything and she spoke of both of you and her grandson with so much love. It just glistened from her eyes on how much she loved you all. I am so incredibly sorry for you loss, she really was a wonderful human being…

Tracy xo

From: Sherran Woodward and Doug Munroe
Relation: Neighbour and friend

With warm memories of Helen and her love of family, home and her dear grandson. Also her kindness and generosity of making sure Doug had his festive meals if I was on assignment and for the best hair cuts ever. Our thoughts are with you all at this time.

From: Carol and Fred Barton
Relation: from school and a long friendship

To all Helen’s family and friends our deepest sympathy to all. The world has lost a beautiful,caring lady. She will be greatly missed but she is reunited with the love of her life Les. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all her family and friends. With love Carol and Fred Barton.

From: Grant & Dar
Relation: Friend of Family

Deb, Gary and all your Family.
We are so sorry and send you our love xoxo

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