Helen Elizabeth HAMPTON

HAMPTON, Helen Elizabeth passed away peacefully in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Wednesday, April 7th, 2004 at the age of 76 years. She was born on November 12th, 1927 at Barrhead, Alberta to John & Constance (Finch) Critchlow. As a young girl her family moved to Vancouver, B.C. On December 15th, 1951 Helen married Stan Hampton and they settled on a farm at Arrow Park, B.C. They were blessed with the birth of their son, Bart in 1952. Helen was a homemaker, loved fishing, the outdoors and sports. She was exceedingly devoted to her family and friends and cherished every moment she spent with them. In 1965 the family moved to Vernon and she was always an active partner in both family and business endeavors. In March, 2003 ill health confined Helen to her home and on March 29th, 2004 she was admitted to Vernon Jubilee Hospital. At 1:30 A.M. on April 7th 2004 she was ushered into God’s presence, whom she loved. Helen was a loving and devoted wife, mother and friend and will be greatly missed. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Stan, to whom she was married for 53 years, her son and daughter-in-law, Bart & Linda of Strathmore, Alberta, her “inherited son”, Troy Rosman of Vancouver, B.C., her brother and sister-in-law, John & Agnes Finch of Nakusp, B.C. and numerous other relatives and friends. Helen was predeceased by her father, John in 1942, her mother, Constance in 1992, her step-father, Norel Asel in 1957 and her step-father, Tom Gilgan in 1974. The Funeral Service was held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, April 13th, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Allan Dawe officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. A Reception took place in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel at the conclusion of the Graveside Service. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so my send donations in memory of Helen to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Endowment Foundation, 2101-32nd Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 9Z9. Funeral arrangements were made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (1-250-542-1187)