Erickson (née Wieteska), Helen Mary

Erickson (née Wieteska), Helen Mary

October 7th, 2018

On Sunday, October 7, 2018, Helen Mary Erickson (née Wieteska), beloved wife, mother, daughter, and sister, passed away after a brief illness, in her 69th year. Helen will be remembered by her husband and best friend Roger, and their sons, Collin and Kris (Hien), by her mother Sabina Borsos, and by her siblings Irene, Henry, Ed, and Tina. Helen will also be remembered by her grandchildren, Hollis and Midori, her extended family, and dear friends. A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Helen are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program. 

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Book of Condolences

Janet and Greg CarrRoger, our deepest and sincere condolences for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. May your happy memories help you during this time of sadness. Thinking of you. Janet and Greg
Jon NusinkRoger, Your Hunt Club family's thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Joanna and Andrew JohnsonDear Roger, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. May the special memories you have of Helen bring you comfort and strength. Love, Joanna and Andrew
Westminster Park Good Fellows Golf League Roger, our thoughts and prayers are with you, and your family. Fond memories will carry you through this difficult time. The other 19.
Richard & Shelley ScottRoger, words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. We pray that God will bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult time. Our most sincere condolences.
Kristina Wolosiak and familyOld friends from long ago but love and friendship not forgotten. So sorry to hear about a lovely lady passing so young.. our paths have not crossed since the end of high school but I remember your smile and fun times. Your family was blessed to have you in their lives. Big hugs and warm thoughts to the family! Love Kristina
Doug and Florence SpearmanRoger, sorry to hear of Helen's passing Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family
Valerie TurnbullI remember eyes that truly sparkled, a smile that pulled you in and a gentleness that belied her strength. I hope you now find strength in each other and hold tight to the memories of happy times. Thinking especially of you , Irene
Beth Nelligan & Ryan SmithRoger, We are so saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Beth & Ryan
Jim BeatonRoger, Although our paths never crossed, Helen was very special to both of us in very different times. My condolences to you and your family in this difficult time. May our memories of Helen sustain us both.
Cathy Purdom Roger: my deepest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.
Stan and Sue MartinOur condolences, Roger. May you move quickly past the pain of loss to the reflection of happier times that you will always see in the eyes of your children and grandchildren.
Andrew & Caroline FediwRoger, We are very sorry to hear this sad news. We hope that the happy memories will help you through this difficult time. Andrew and Caroline
Steve & Tania GoodineRoger, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. May your special memories and family support each other now and in the future. Steve and Tania
Inculet FamilyDearest Roger and family, It is with heavy hearts that we send you our caring thoughts. We never had the privilege of meeting Helen personally but felt we knew her beautiful spirit through you Roger. Praying that you are comforted & sustained in knowing her spirit is always with you and your family. Tight hugs. Nancy, Richard, Clayton, Garrett, Alex.
Ed and Norah LentowiczTo Roger, Irene, Mom and Family, We were friends, we were pen pals. Helen was always about the true love and affection she had for you Roger, the wonderful times spent with grandchildren Hollis and Midori and the passion and joy of her garden which she tended to with much care and attention. I so admired Helen how she looked after her mom and tended to her as needed and ensured that she was always in the best of care. Helen always looked forward to getting together with her twin sister Irene who she spoke of often but their time together and conversations were always a well kept secret. Helen never complained, only looked and spoke of the good and how fortunate she was in life and the family she was so proud of. I will miss her dearly. Our sincere condolences to you Roger and Family. We were friends, we were pen pals. As Always - Ed
Linda GraceRoger. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Peter and Leslie JohnsonDear Roger Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We hope the many wonderful times and memories that you share will endure and enrich you over time. You are a kind and wonderful man and your trap family will embrace you during this difficult time. Peter and Leslie
Jim and Janet CassidyRoger, we were saddened to hear the news of Helen's recent passing. May God grant you and your family peace with the knowledge she is eternally happy and as you remember the many wonderful memories of Helen and celebrate her life.
Jayne BorschkeRoger, there are no words to soften the pain . My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Jayne Borschke
Bev and John MakinsRoger, so sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family are in our prayers.
Brenda and Randy TrineerRoger we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you navigate through this terribly difficult time.
Doug and Mary-Lynn DavisDear Roger, We are so sad to hear about your wife, Helen's passing. You have the love and support of so many people. We hope this will help you in these very difficult days. Our hearts ache for you.
Trish (Pat ) RobertsonDear Roger and Family, There are so many things in life that just do not make sense and the loss of Helen at this time is definitely one of those things. Her gentle kind calm organized approach to everything and her smile that would light up a room,are clear memories in my mind. My thoughts are with you Roger,Colin , Kris, Irene, Sabina, Henry, Ed, Tina. I send Hugs and Love. Pat Robertson
Mark and Lily BrownDear Roger, deepest condolences from our heart. A beautiful soul ascended to heaven, away from us, but an angel is born full of love.
Heather and Michael LernerRoger and family: Heather and I would like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of your wife, Helen. An expression of sympathy be measured against your loss. We hope that at this difficult time you are strengthened by fond memories of happy times together as a family. how wonderful that you were able to enjoy your trip to Europe this summer. Be certain that you are in our prayers.
Deb and Steve BryantRoger, our deepest condolences on the loss of your wife, Helen. Our thoughts will be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Keyvan Abbaszadeh and Marjie MoaveniDear Roger, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We wish you peace during this tough time and hope that you draw strength from all the great memories and her influence in your lives.
Harry and Sandra Van YmerenRoger, our deepest condolences on your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Rick and Marilyn HalesTo the Erickson Family - we are so deeply sorry for your loss. Helen was a person that would walk into a room and the room would just light up. She was such a kind hearted soul. She supported our son a lot before we moved to London and we were so grateful for that . She was always the one you could depend onto take pictures of our high school group at any settings, and she was quick to share the photos. All of us so appreciated that so much. RIP Helen, you will not be forgotten by your family and all of your friends.
Bill BradyDear Roger: We were saddened as are so many at your loss. May God in His wisdom give you comfort and peace. Your Helen will live on in your heart. Our condolence to all your family. Mary Ann & Bill Brady
Paul ShanksRoger, I am so sad to hear this news. My heart and thoughts are with you and your family. Paul
Kay BaileyDear Roger, You have my deepest sympathy over the loss of your Dear Wife, Helen. May God grant You and your Family strength throughout this sad and difficult time. Very Sincerely, Kay Bailey
Stephen SmyrniosRoger, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Stephen, Bill & Julie Smyrnios
barry nelliganRoger: Thoughts and condolences for you and your family. Barry
Karen Davies Roger, We are so very saddened to hear of your recent loss of Helen. Please accept our deepest condolences. My families hearts are with you and your family. Karen, Robin and James
Nicole Chartrand TreschDear Roger and Family: So saddened to learn of the loss of Helen. Life is so often difficult to comprehend when such a loss occurs. I grew up in Manitouwadge and was a childhood friend of both Helen and Irene. My thoughts and deepest condolences are with you and your family. Nicole Chartrand Tresch
Nancy & Doug O'NeillDear Roger and family we are very sorry for the loss of your lovely wife Helen a mother and grandmother. She will be missed.
Dougald and Susan McKillopRoger, Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Frank MyersRoger and family - I'm so sad to hear of Helen's early passing. Although our paths have not crossed since high school, I remember her as a bright light of my youth. She never failed to be positive, cheerful and a friend to everyone. I am certain these qualities were evident throughout her life. Basje and I are so sorry for your loss.
Janet StewartDear Roger: This is such a sad time for you but knowing your Hunt Club friends are thinking of you is I hope a comfort.
LHCC Golf Pro Shop StaffDear Roger, We are so sorry about Helen’s passing. Finding the right words of condolences is never easy. There are no right words. Please know your friends and family from the Pro Shop are thinking of you and your family, and we are always here for you.
Linda WalkerAlthough I hadn’t seen Helen since since our high school days, I can easily recall her smile and gentle good nature. She had class. I’m so very sorry to hear of her early passing, and offer my condolences to all her family.
Larry LyonsRoger, I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Larry
John and Margi NashRoger you are deeply loved at the Hunt Club: your loss is felt by all - our prayers are with you
Steve and Sharon DoubtRoger. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. She has left a great legacy and know your good nature and kindness led to a great relationship between you both. You’re in our thoughts. The Doubts
Peter and Beth WhatmoreRoger, Beth and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family. The loss of Helen will be felt for some time, but we hope you will be comforted by the many years of shared memories the two of you enjoyed. Thinking of you, sincerely Peter and Beth
Keith StevensTo the Erickson & Wieteska Families, I was deeply saddened upon hearing of the loss of Helen. Helen was a terrific person and a very good friend. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten by, I'm sure, all of us who knew and loved her. Keith Stevens
Mary-Elizabeth LukaKris and family: I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It is such a big change in everyone's lives, and I am sending my deepest sympathies to you all. Warmest wishes, M.E.
Clarissa WieteskaTo my family; I am deeply saddened to hear of the sudden illness and passing of Auntie Helen. She was a beautiful and kind woman. Although I did not see her much in my adolescence, I remember positive and wonderful memories of her when I was young. I keep her in my prayers and with you. She will be dearly missed by everyone.. Sincerely Clarissa Wieteska
Bonnie and Dave PortelanceOur heartfelt condolence to you and your family Roger .Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time .
Sue & Alex ChelicoWe are so sorry to hear Of your loss , our sincere condolences to you & your family. In sympathy, Sue & Alex
Sharon DaleDear Roger and Family. My heartfelt prayers are with you. I worked with Helen when she was our receptionist with the Faculty of Technology at Fanshawe College. She was a kind and caring soul. Her passion for her garden was well known by all of us. I have flowering woodruff and a rose of Sharon in my garden which were a gift to me from her garden. Keep Helen in your heart and she will always be with you. Deepest sympathy Sharon Dale
Mike & Cristina FosterDear Roger we all have you in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time, and hope that you are comforted by a lifetime of love and happiness together with Helen and your families. Helen was such a special person, and she left love and a smile on the face of everyone she came into contact with. Know that your loss will be shared and felt by so many of us who were blessed to have known Helen all too briefly. With love, Mike, Cristina, Alex, and Nicole.
Lynda SparlingDear Roger, my deepest sympathy to you & your family. I am praying that your life with Helen & all your wonderful memories will help you throughout the coming months. May God Bless You. Lynda
Marcia and Kelly RobertsRoger, we were shocked and saddened to hear of Helen’s death. You and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
Nora LanningMy deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of bereavement.
Cathy Huffman In our teen years everyone wanted to be like Helen – as classy as her, as warm and kind as her, as calm and organized as her – and she was such a model of high school spirit when she planned events, and as beautiful inside and out. I loved being in her company in those earlier days, and then later when she and Roger hosted fellow Manitouwadgians who were attending Western and Fanshawe, when they came to visit me in Toronto (for a mid 1980s Twadgie gathering) and when she organized a very successful reunion for Southern Ontarians from Manitouwadge. It felt like a piece of my heart was ripped out when I heard about Helen’s passing. Roger, Irene, and Henry, so many mourn this loss with you and the rest of your family.
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