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Helen Perich

October 7, 1937 June 20, 2019
Helen Perich
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Obituary for Helen Perich

Helen Perich of Point Robert, WA passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the age of 81.

Jelica (Helen) Perich (née Pekaric) was born in Sremski Karlovci, Yugoslavia in October, 1937. She was raised by loving parents on the family vineyard with her two sisters, Dragica and Sophia, and her brother Miko.

Helen was an accomplished athlete and gifted student, but her true passion was music, where she mastered the piano, tamboura, and accordion. She had an independent spirit, as she would often tell the story of her tendency as a teenager for skipping out of vineyard duties to go swimming in the Danube river.

Helen planned on attending medical school, but her life changed on a summer trip to Canada, where she met her future husband, Dobroslav. They settled and raised a family in Ontario, Canada, and eventually moved to Chicago, Illinois. By her own example, Helen instilled the values of compassion, respect, patience, and love to her children.

Her interests later in life included the culinary arts, swimming, baby sitting and reading. She also enjoyed gardening, and being able to show off her tomato plants was one of her proudest moments!

Helen was a generous soul who always put others before herself. She cared for and was tremendously proud of her extended family who remained in Europe. Life wasn’t always easy for her but Helen embraced every challenge with a big smile and a positive attitude. Her loving spirit will always be in our hearts.

Helen is survived by her two sons Peter and Matthew, and her dear daughter in law Jacynthe.

Thanks for everything mom …. you were the best! 

“ZIVJELI Helen!”…..until the next time…..with all of our love!

A time of visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3900 Arthur Dr., Delta BC. Burial will follow in Point Roberts Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


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Visitation

Tuesday

2

Jul

10:00 AM 7/2/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

3900 Arthur Dr
Delta, BC V4K 3N5

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
3900 Arthur Dr Delta V4K 3N5 BC
Canada

Service

Tuesday

2

Jul

11:00 AM 7/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

3900 Arthur Dr
Delta, BC V4K 3N5

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
3900 Arthur Dr Delta V4K 3N5 BC
Canada
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