DURHAM, Helen Elaine (née Armstrong)

December 30, 1927 – September 29, 2019

Sadly Helen passed away in Alberta where she moved from Silver Kettle Village to be with her family. Born in Medicine Hat, AB, she was raised in Creston, B.C.  She married Bill in Invermere, B.C. in 1945 where she was the one-room schoolteacher.  They raised their family in Christina Lake and Grand Forks.

Helen taught at Perley Elementary and Hutton School.  She lived in the Sunshine Valley for 62 years where she shared her love of music and writing.  She loved her faith, family, friends, neighbours and community. She is survived by Elaine, Dan and Murray, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Her prayer is that “God bless you until we meet again”. 

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

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  1. On November 9, 2019 at 10:51 am Allan Sandner Said:

    Dear Elaine, Dan, Murray,
    I send my regards to all the Durham family on losing your Mom. As my teacher, and a friend, she gave me many good memories, some that I would love to share with you.
    If you can find the time, could you please either call me at (250) 442-0473 or drop a note to PO Box 1381, Grand Forks, BC V0H1H0.
    With my sincere condolence,
    Allan Sandner
    (A friend assists me with my communications; the e-address above is his.)