Klassen, Josephine “Helen”

July 4, 1925 – August 1, 2021
at the age of 96 years:

Memorial service: 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 9th, at Broadview Church, 350 30th St NE, Salmon Arm, BC.

Mark 6:31
Jesus says : “Come unto me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest”

Helen passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on  August 1st, 2021. Age 96 years.

She is survived by her husband of 74 years, Henry, and their children, Vina (Mal), John (Sandi), Daniel (Cheri), David, Ruth (Jerry), Susan (Leo), and Tamara, her 13 Grandchildren, and 19 Great-grandchildren.  Also, her sister, Edna, and brothers, Albert (Catherine), Elmer, and Joseph (Fern), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Over the years, The Klassen’s home was open to everyone, with warmth and hospitality, often enjoying Helen’s delicious cooking and baking. Particularly, her homemade buns. Henry and Helen became like parents and grandparents to many of those that spent time there. 

Helen loved nothing more than to be surrounded by her family and friends.

She will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

The family wishes to thank Drs. Howatt and Greive and the nurses at Shuswap Lake General hospital who cared for her.



  1. So blessed to have known Helen…..such a godly, sweet Christian woman who welcomed me into her beautiful family and I got to know as “mom”. I am keeping her wonderful family in thoughts and prayers and look forward to the day we will all see her again in Heaven.❤️

  2. Our condolences to the Klassen family , wish we could have attended and to see you all .

    All our love and hugs to you all .

    Charles and Jeannette Morton …

  3. I too was a child welcomed into the Klassen family. We often sat around the kitchen table and enjoyed fellowship with each other as we sipped Helen’s fragrent coffee. She will be greatly missed, but her acts of kindness and love will not be forgotten. Rest in peace dear lady.

  4. I am so blessed to have known Mrs Klassen. She invited me into her home which was already full of children. I enjoyed her fresh buns so much. What a good role model. Kind, caring and generous❤️

  5. holding you all in my thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Klassen was always a role model for Christian women and her devotion to family and friends. I thank her for what she contributed to my life , from childhood. and yes, always remember her great bread buns. Miriam

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