HELEN Marie Elko (Morgan)

HELEN Marie Elko (Morgan) February 10, 1929 –

October 01-2009. It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Helen Marie Elko

at Joseph Benjamin Residence. She leaves behind her

husband Jim, her daughter Lynn Powell, son’s Mark Elko (Della); Jim Elko Jr (Sharon) and Ginger her beloved little dog. Grandchildren Tammy Soderberg, Erin Franklyn, Scott Powell; Chad Elko, Ian Elko Susan Elko and Derrick Powell. Great grandchildren, Samantha, Ashley, Amanda, Nicholas, Andrew, Caleb, Quintin and Isabella. She is also survived by her siblings, Bill Morgan (Edmonton) Vernon Morgan (HudsonBay) Vera Bell (Flin Flon), Mary Carlson (Winnipeg) John Morgan (Winnipeg) and Margret Barker (Kamloops) as well as many nieces and nephews. Helen was born in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan and as young woman and mother moved to Flin Flon in 1950. Helen, Jim and Lynn, moved to Kelowna in 1964. Helen worked At Kelowna Fruit Growers Packing House and was active in bowling. Helen

loved to visit with her family and friends and the Morgan family reunions back at the river in Hudson Bay were always a highlight. Mom was never a materialistic person, she appreciated what she had and never complained about what life had dealt her. She was known for her sense of humor and her quick wit and she loved music either

listening to it but mostly singing along. Helen was grateful for her special friends, Nick and Eleanor Bulach, Wayne and Bernice Thompson, Howard and Olga Klonteig and Em Landsdowne. A special thank you to the staff and residents of Joseph Benjamin for making mom’s last year so enjoyable and their continued love and support for Jim..

A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at Trinity Baptist Church on Springfield Road, South Lobby on October 29 at 1:00p.m. Helen’s father was a WW1 vet and she was an avid supporter of the Legion. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Poppy Fund c/o Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, 1380 Bertram Street, Kelowna V1Y 2G1.