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Obituary Helen “Terry” Herron, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, formerly of Fort St. John, BC, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, at the age of 83 years. Terry was born on August 2, 1939, to Victor and Victoria Grudecki in Empress, AB, and grew up on the family farm in Acadia Valley, AB, with her seven siblings. Upon completion of high school, Terry enrolled in the Nursing Aide School in Calgary, AB, in 1959. Once completing her schooling, she worked as a Licence Practical Nurse in Brooks, Drayton Valley, and Stony Plain, AB, and finished her career working in the Peace Lutheran Care Home, Fort St. John, BC, for 20 years. Terry and Max retired and moved to Grande Prairie in 1998 to be closer to their grandchildren. Terry found great personal satisfaction volunteering in her spare time at a local care home, doing the weekly hairdressing for the residents. She volunteered for the Crohns & Colitis Foundation, and rang the bell for many years for the Salvation Army Kettles campaign. She loved gardening, camping, and travelling around attending music festivals. But mostly, she loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attending Christmas concerts, dance concerts, hockey games, and whatever the kid's interests were at the time, she would be there. Terry was a loving wife, mother, and friend and one a person would be proud to have. She put family and friends first, always having a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen. Her nursing background gave her the compassion to be the caregiver till the end. Her faith in God gave her the strength to smile through her pain and never asking for help as not to be a burden on her family. The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Maxwell for the tenderness shown to our mother, the most compassionate nursing staff of Unit 12 for the care they provided for mom, and the nurses on Unit 23 for all your kindness and support given to dad at his time of sorrow. “Mom, you left us heartbroken more than you will ever know but we will stay strong and look after Dad for you. Go rest your weary bones until we meet again. We love you to the moon.” Terry will be sadly missed by her husband of 61 years, Max Herron; children Bradley (Michele) Herron and Noreen (Bob) Rolls; grandchildren: Cassidy (Kyle) Wardlow, Josh (Carley) Herron, Shelbe Herron, Jessica Bauer, Nicole Penner, and Amy (Bob) Collinge; great-grandchildren: Kallan and Maddax Wardlow, Miller Herron, Alycia, Graycen, Rohnyn Penner, Sophya, Jaxxon, and Nixxon Collinge; sister Pauline (Gordon) Hopkins and Antonia Shubert; brothers and sisters in-law; as well as many nieces and nephews. Terry was predeceased by her father Victor; mother Victoria; brothers: Johnny, Steve, and Chester; sisters Theresa and Annie; father and mother in-law Jim and Annie Herron; brothers in-law: Donnie, Lorne, Victor, and Joseph; and well as her nephew Vic. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at 11:00am, at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Grande Prairie (10404 102 St.). Memorial Donations may be made to Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation (11205 110 St. Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 4B1). Services Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday August 9, 2022 11:00 AM St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church (Grande Prairie) 10404 102 Street Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2W3To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Helen Herron, please visit Tribute Store
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