Peacefully, on Sunday, January 7, 2018, Irene Helgason of Balsam Crescent, beloved wife of the late Helgi Helgason, passed away in Brandon. Irene is survived by her children Wayne, Faye, Jo-Ann and Sherri; precious grandchildren and great grandchildren. Irene will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at a later date. Donations in memory of Irene may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 0R3.
My greatest happiness in life is that my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are all that they are meant to be. When I see all that they have become, I realize I have done a wonderful job, and that makes me so happy. Nothing can change the pride I feel as a mother. If I have done anything right in this life, it is that I have had some influence on the children who make me so proud. I have given birth to the future, and for that I will always be grateful. A hundred years from now...it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the lives of my children.