Helen Lora Daum

29 November, 193230 December, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Helen Lora Daum (neé Fischer) announces her passing on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at the age of 88 years. Helen passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre after suffering a brief illness and will be lovingly remembered by her children Heidi (Scott), Hedy (Gaspar), Rudy (Jocelyne) and Rosemarie (Sean), and her sister Claire. She is also remembered by her grandchildren Sharleen (Darryl), Alex (Shirstine), Taylor, Scott, David (Jasmine), Holly, Drew (Sheril), Derek, Camille, Christina (Matthew), Stephanie, Rudy, Kai and Julian, as well as her great-grandchildren Asha, Arun, Aurora, Adalynn and Everett. Helen’s memory will be forever held by her numerous nieces and nephews, extended family, and dear friends. She is predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Hans Daum, her son John Jr., and her loving sisters Linda and Adele.

Helen Fischer was born and raised in Montreal, and married John Daum in 1956. Together they built a meaningful life for their family, as they raised five children and founded a family business together. Helen’s love of the arts was always present in her life, through her beautiful paintings, her songwriting and love of music, the handcrafted gifts she would make for her loved ones, and the delicious meals she made. Her faith in God was an important part of her life, and her smile lit up every room she entered. Helen’s innumerable contributions to the hearts and lives of her family will be forever cherished.

Due to COVID restrictions, a Private Funeral will be held with the Reverend Cornel van Eyk officiating. Interment will follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary (


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Cindy Van Eyk

7 January 2021

My Aunt Helen was a true inspiration to me. If there was an example of a Proverbs 31 woman in modern times she exuded it! I knew my Aunt was praying for me always. When I was a child she had a strong hand in raising me while Mom worked and treated me as one of her own. My sweet Tante Helen taught me to appreciate art and inspired me to write songs as she had. I always knew as a young Mom that I could pick up the phone and she would encourage and teach me. I will miss you so much - but until we me again....
“He’s my rock my sword my shield - He’s a hub in the middle of the wheel
He’s the lily of the valley that bright each morning star
Makes no difference what they say - I’ll go down on my knees and pray
And I’ll pray pray pray till Jesus come!” Helen Daum 💔😘🙏