March 7th, 1936 – August 19th, 2022
It is with great sadness, but with beautiful memories left behind, that we announce the passing of Helen Murdoch, aged 86 years of Moose Jaw and formerly of Central Butte, SK. Helen was born at Central Butte on March 7th, 1936 to Jake and Annie Klassen, the 7th of 10 children.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert (Bob) Murdoch; brothers and sisters: Frank, Jake, Anne, Sally, Mary, Margaret and Elmer; and son-in-law, Ted Freter. Helen leaves behind her daughters, Debbie (Boyd) Jones and their children Andria (Chris) Lepage, Megan (Trevor) McKenzie and Darcy (Dawn) Jones; daughter, Michele (Randy) Yaschuk and their sons Kyle and Greg (Kelsey); daughter, Janice Freter and her sons Kurtis and Stefan (Jasmine); daughter, Donna (Mike) Fowler and children Tom Masson (Rachelle) and Samantha Masson (Brendon Willis); great-grandchildren: Kolby, Carter and Austin Lepage, Presley and Lena McKenzie, Jayce, Violet and Rylan Jones, Bella and Jack Masson, Sofia and Callie Willis. She leaves behind her brother, Al (Doreen) Klassen and sister, Laura (Fred) Wilson; sisters-in-law, Loretta Klassen and Jane Murdoch (Dave); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and special friends.
The Celebration of Life for Helen will be held on Saturday, September 17th, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home and interment will take place at Central Butte Cemetery. Those unable to attend may view the service virtually by going to www.moosejawfuneralhome.com/webcast/. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s name may be made to the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, 55 Diefenbaker Drive, Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C2. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
My heartfelt sympathy to all of Helen’s family.
Oh…. So many special memories she has left us.
Our years at Palliser Regional Park when Helen & Bob did a stellar job of managing the old marina.
My son, Cory who fished off the old breakwater from morning to night got his first job cleaning out boats for Helen & Bob when he was
The great memories of chair weaving classes that Helen taught in the old Marina building. We had so much fun & produced some amazing looking chairs.
But most of all …. the great visits & lots of laughter, always.
Oh, how Helen will be missed.
HUGS to all of her family.
On behalf of my brother D’Arcy, sister Charlene and myself we extend our sincere condolences to Helen’s family. Our mom Ev was a sister to Mary, mother of Bob and Jane Murdoch. We have wonderful memories of them both. Helen had a beautiful smile and such a great laugh, a warm and caring person. They visited Mom in Vermilion which we are truly grateful for. The last time I saw Helen was when several of the Kreller clan went to Central Butte for Aunt Mary’s 100th birthday, her sisters Iris, Irene, Florence, Ev and their children that could be there to celebrate with Aunt Mary and Jane and family. As always music was a part of any celebration. Rest in peace Helen, you have left a wonderful legacy and memories.
My sincere condolences to all of Helen’s family! Helen was such a wonderful friend to my Mom & Dad! Hopefully your special memories of your Mom will give you some comfort in coming months! Hugs!
Sincere sympathy to Debbie, Michelle, Janice and Donna and your families on the death of your dear mother, grandmother and great grandma. She’ll be greatly missed. May she rest in peace.
My condolences to Helen’s family. Friends and family alike will miss her very much. It was such a pleasure to run into Helen and have a quick visit and a few laughs!
Our prayers are with all Helen’s family, she was a wonderful person & friend. The service was beautiful.
Helen will be missed but remembered lovingly.
Sincere condolences To Helen’s family. Cherish your memories.
Joanne and Barry Berg
So sorry to hear that Helen passed away. Our condolences to her family.