OBITUARY

Helen Isabel (Sked) Pierce

1 June, 19316 October, 2021
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Peacefully on October 6, 2021 at Garden City Manorattheage of 90. Predeceased by her husband Asa (1987). Sadly missed by her children; Janice (Mark) Green, Jayne (Garth) Thomson, Julie PierceJeff Pierce. Beloved Nana to Aaron, Mackenzie, Nicole, Nicholas, and Pierce. Predeceased by her parents Helen and William Sked and her sister Janette Marshall.

Helen retired from CAW local 676 after 23 years and in her retirement enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, shopping, going to the cottage, and crocheting.She was also known to be a wonderfulcook and had a great sense of humour, she will be missed by all who knew her.

The family will receive visitors at Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel, 75 Church St. in St Catharines on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 pm.Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am with interment to follow at Victoria Lawn Cemetery. Seating is limited in the Chapel, so those wishing to attend are asked to call the funeral home to reserve a seat. Masks must be worn at all times in the funeral home.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, 14 October , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, 15 October , 2021

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Nicholas Oliver

17 October 2021

To my loving grandmother, you gave me many great memories from when I was a kid and I always looked forward to seeing you. I remember calling you Nana Banana and how you always made Christmas special when I was a kid, I wish our family could’ve put aside all of the differences so we could’ve spent more time together. I will always remember you and love you, may you Rest In Peace now. Till we meet again Nana, love Nick.

Colleen Ives

15 October 2021

90 years passed so quickly and yet the 34 years since Helen's beloved Asa passed seems like an eternity. I like to think that when we pass from this earthly existence, all the goodness of our souls takes over all of life's burdens and frailties, leaving only a loving spirit that will live in you forever.

Jann Green

15 October 2021

I am so sorry I can’t be there today as they lay you to rest. I will always love you as a daughter does toward her mother.

Rest In Peace mom.

Debbie Kijowski

15 October 2021

My condolences to the entire family! Many fond memories visiting , when you were living on St. David’s Road. A special later memory having Brunch with Jayne and your mom at the Lancer Restaurant not too many years ago!
Debbie Kijowski

Maureen Marshall

14 October 2021

Janice,Jayne ,Julie and Jeff

I am very sorry to hear that Aunt Helen has passed away. She was a terrific Aunt and will be missed.
Maureen

Craig Marshall

13 October 2021

Dear Janice, Jayne, Julie, and Jeff,

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, my dear Aunt Helen. My compliments to the collage of photos on this site as it fixes a point in time when we were all together, and our parents and grandparents were young and alive and loud and fun! So many memories of New Year dinners at 4 Burness Drive, all of us crammed into our grandmother's house but most importantly, lots of fun together.

I am currently east of Québec City on vacation so I am sorry that I won't be able to pay my respects to you all directly for your (our) loss.

My (our) sincere condolences for your loss.

Craig & Marie, Éric, Luc, and Marc.

Dorothy Vallillee

13 October 2021

Our condolences in your loss. Helen was a such a special, kind and beautiful lady. We have great memories of times we spend with her. Remember the good times. She will always be in our hearts.

Kim Losier

12 October 2021

Janice, Jayne, Julie and Jeff, (The 4 J's),
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I know that you all have so many wonderful memories of family life together and these will bring you joy and laughter to carry you through this difficult time. I know, because I had the opportunity to share some of those times with you. How many cards, and post cards (when you were away), did I receive over the years from "Mom and Dad Pierce" and the 4 J's. It was a great day when our Mom's met over the back fence and became fast friends. I know I spent as much time at your house on Ivy as I did at mine. Sleep overs when you moved so far away (St David's Rd with the intercom system!). It was Mom Pierce that I ran to for comfort immediately after a personal trauma because my Mom was at work. She made me feel safe and cheered me with Beautiful Chrissy clothes that I am sure were intended for Christmas. Our Mom's were such good friends. Even after the move and the meetings and conventions of the Canadian Coast to Coast Calorie Counters were long ended, my Mom Dolores, Helen, Peggy Turner, Dorothy Jessome, Dorothy Jones, Jenny Content and Lou Taylor became "The Lunch Bunch"! They had such fun together. Over time the group became smaller as they lost their dear friends. Dad became a member because he would pick them up and drive them to lunch and it seemed silly for him to leave. Even when Mom retired to the lake and her illness prevented her from travel or from having the Bunch visit, there were hours of phone conversations. Dorothy Jones is the only one remaining of that crazy, fun loving, supportive group of wonderful ladies. So many memories.
No matter how long it was that I went without seeing Mom Pierce, she always lit up and made me feel that she never stopped loving me. Even this last time, a few weeks ago at Garden City Manor. It was such a blessing to spend some time with her on a beautiful evening.
I will love you forever "Mom"
The "K"

Joanne Greenhalgh

12 October 2021

So many memories of the "good " times we had together. Trips, cottages and playing cribbage with our husbands, too many to mention, but not forgotten.

Nicole Christine Helen

11 October 2021

I will remember my Nana for so many things: crab apple wars with my brother and cousins in her back yard and all the toonies she slipped in our pockets when our moms weren't looking, Ms. Vickies chips and Peek Freans cookies after school, trips to the dollar store and the Bulk Barn, 'arguing' over which of us loved the other more and our matching manicures. As her only granddaughter, she instilled in me a love for skincare, fashion, and beauty. She taught me at a very young age the importance of having a proper skincare routine, a habit and ritual I've learned to appreciate as she did. In this way, I remember her every morning and evening and feel as though she is with me still. We also shared a penchant for nude coloured nails and funky, minimalist, black and white fashion. Nana was quite the fashion inspiration as far as I am concerned. Far from just a pretty face and a fashion icon, she also had the best, cheekiest and quickest wit. She brought laughter and smiles to all that knew her. Most of all though, I will remember her for her unconditional love and care. I am so grateful to have had her as my Nana. I love and miss her so much but I know my Grandpa is happy to have her back and that they will always be with me.

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Biography

PIERCE, Helen Isabel,

Peacefully on October 6, 2021 at Garden City Manor St.Catharines at the age of 90. Predeceased by her husband Asa (1987). Sadly missed by her children; Janice Green, Jayne (Garth) Thomson, Julie Pierce and Jeff Pierce. Beloved Nana to Aaron, Mackenzie, Nicole, Nicholas, and Pierce. Predeceased by her parents Helen and William Sked and her sister Janette Marshall.

Helen retired from CAW local 676 after 23 years and in her retirement enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, shopping, going to the cottage, and crocheting. She was also known to be a wonderful cook and had a great sense of humour, she will be missed by all who knew her.

The family will receive visitors at Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel, 75 Church St. in St Catharines on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 pm. In keeping with COVID restrictions, guests are asked to call the funeral home at 905-684-6346 to book a time slot for the visitation. A Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am with interment to follow at Victoria Lawn Cemetery. Seating is limited in the Chapel, so those wishing to attend are asked to call the funeral home to reserve a seat. Masks must be worn at all times in the funeral home.

Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.