Helen “Barb” Whitley

March 14, 1922 – August 9, 2018
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Helen Whitley on August 9, 2018 at Talarico Place in Castlegar, BC. Helen was born in Calgary Alberta March 14,1922.

Helen grew up in Vancouver and early on changed her name to Barb. She married Herb during the war and moved to Trail with 2 young boys to start her husband’s company Interior Sheet Metal. She was a happy homemaker raising 2 more children. Helen enjoyed her summers at Christina Lake and retired to Grand Forks. Later they moved to Stellar Place when it opened in Castlegar. Mom loved knitting, bowling, needlepoint, crossword puzzles, etc. but it was music that defined her. She played many instruments but piano and organ were her favourite. She also loved singing and was in the Grand Forks choir. She loved music right to the end when words failed her, singing along to songs at Talarico Place.

Helen is survived by her children Gerry (Mary), Allan (Virginia), Lance (Heather) and Holly (Wally) Ogden, 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Helen was predeceased by her husband Herb in 2003.

A Celebration of Life will be held at The Super 8 banquet room in Castlegar on Saturday Nov. 10,2018 from 1 – 3.

The family would like to thank the staff at Talarico Place for the heartfelt devotion to all who are in their care.

Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

Castlegar Funeral Chapel


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