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PETKAU, Helena

Helena Petkau

Mrs. Helen Petkau, wife of Frank Petkau, 1102 Stewart Road, Yarrow, died at her residence March 14, 1953 at the age of 61. She and her family had lived in the area for 11 years.

Helena Stammer Petkau was born June 18, 1891 in Georgstal, Fuerstenland, South Russia. She was baptized in 1918 in Russia and joined the Fuerstenland MB Church. She married Franz I. Paetkau on September 19, 1911 in South Russia and they came to Canada in 1925.

Helena Petkau is survived by her husband Frank in Yarrow; five daughters: Susan McNeil, Vancouver; Helen Bragg, Chilliwack; Mary Schellenberg and Betty Epp, Yarrow; and Anne at home; two sons: Isaac and Frank, Yarrow; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Yarrow MB Church with Rev. H. Lenzmann officiating. Henderson’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Interment was in Yarrow Cemetery


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