HAINES (Naugler), Helen Mae


Of Prince George B.C, born in Bridgewater Nova Scotia left this earth to reunite with her soulmate Ronald Walter Haines (March 15, 1941 - December 17, 2008). Although our hearts are broken, we find comfort in the knowledge that our father is sure to be saying, "You followed me all the way across Canada so what took you so long to get here?" Helen is survived by her loving girls Trudi Lynn Bird (Dean); Crystal Anne Nicholson; Kerri Lee Haines (Neil). She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Ronald; Tiffany; Allysha and Breanne; her sister Linda; and great-grandchildren Brayden and Aubree. Helen is also survived by numerous extended family back home in Nova Scotia and many friends who became family in Prince George. Helen was predeceased by her parents Lorena Mae Naugler (Oickle) and Oran Theodore Naugler; her sister Gladys and her brothers Robert; Charlie and Ronnie. Helen and Ron met in their beloved Nova Scotia. When Helen was 17, she moved to Prince George to marry the love of her life and shortly thereafter they started the BC Chapter of the "Haines Dynasty" Helen and Ron were married on June 4, 1965 and remained married until they were separated in body but never in heart. Helen spent her entire career as a telephone operator. She started at Maritime Telegraph & Telephone Company in Nova Scotia. Then at BC Tel which later became Telus until she retired in 2006. She enjoyed her job and was very active in the Union. But most of all loved her co-workers. Helen was a member of the Moose lodge where she made many amazing friends and memories. She curled for the Moose Lodge for years and even played horseshoes. It's true we have video evidence. Helen was even caught jogging ONCE... while smoking a cigarette... with Aunt Barb Mulock wearing curlers. Helen had a passion for BINGO which she shared with her husband. She didn’t share her winnings just the passion. Above all, Helen LOVED her family, despite the dreaded teen years. She was our mom, our biggest fan, our best friend, our safe place, our hero. Now we know why you always taught us to be strong. You knew one day we would need the strength to bear your loss. Due to COVID-19 we are unable to have a service for her at this time. We are planning to celebrate her life in the future. In lieu of flowers please go pick up your mom and take her on a lunch date or donate to the Alzheimer’s Association. Mom you will always be with us like a handprint on our hearts.

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