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"Cousin Helen (Janzen) Goslin passed away May 26, 2011 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. She was born in the Ukraine and the daughter of Maria Mathies and Peter Janzen. Her father died before Helen was born. When her mother Maria was 26 and Helen 2 they emigrated to Canada with Maria's brother A. J. Mathies and family.

Helen's memorial service was held Saturday, May 28th, in the Leamington Mennonite Home chapel.

At the funeral Linda accompanied her daughter Rosalind who sang beautifully. Linda read a story of Helen's life. She thanked everyone who had ever helped Helen over the years. There were volunteers at the Home who fed her and for a whole year Ed had dropped in at Helen's apartment every morning to give Helen her pill to make sure she took it. Ed's office happened to be right across the street.

Rev. Henry Regier gave a sermon ... I read a poem by brother Art..... a second cousin Eleanor Mathies said a few words and finally, there was a lady called Shirley who wanted to say something. When Helen got married she decided she needed a housekeeper and hired Shirley. After Mr. Goslin died Helen moved to an apartment in Leamington and still had Shirley come to help her. They became good friends. Helen always watched Bob Barker and The Price is Right and wished she could be on the show ... One day she asked Shirley to go with her to California to see the show live. They flew to California and went to the show three different days. Although Helen didn't get chosen to be on the show Shirley said she had a good time. Shirley continued to visit Helen in the various nursing homes and said Helen was always positive and an ice-cream sundae from McDonalds would really light up her face. Helen even took a tour to the Holy Land. Bless her soul!

This morning, Monday, May 30, 2011 Helen's ashes were buried with her Mom at the Leamington Evergreen Memorial Cemetery . The Reverend gave a short reading, we sang several songs, covered the grave with blue and white funeral flowers and said goodbye.
Then we went out for lunch and as Helen would have done it, she picked up the tab."

Submitted by Louise Ross

Goslin, Helen (nee Janzen)

89 years, passed away Thursday May 26, 2011 at the Leamington Mennonite Home. Beloved wife of the late David. Helen is survived by her cousins Margaret Toews (Jake), Louise Ross (Ron), Art Mathies (Marg), Mary Lou Mathies and by several great nieces and great nephews. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service to celebrate Helenís life, will be held at the Leamington Mennonite Home Chapel, 35 Pickwick Drive Leamington on Saturday May 28, 2011 at 3 p.m. Rev. Henry Regier officiating. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Mennonite Home or Schizophrenia Society of Canada. Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at