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A lifetime resident of the Elk Valley, Helen Zuffa, passed away peacefully at Rocky Mountain Village on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the age of 100 years.

Helen is survived by her only child, Barbara Joy (Edward) Cutts; grandchildren Pat Cutts and Christine (Bryan) Clark; great grandchildren Courtney, Zack, Alexis and Jake, and one great great grandchild Asher. She also left to mourn her passing many nieces and nephews including some that held a very special place in her heart; Fred and Colleen Baher, Blanche and Frankie Ingham, Dorthea Pidgeon, Bill and Marlene Ingram, and Gary, Garth, Lorna and Bobby Baher with their families. She always looked forward to their visits and loved spending time with them.

Helen was predeceased by her parents Vince and Anna Valasak, her husband John and 9 siblings.

Helen loved fishing, camping and gardening in the warmth of the summer months. In winter, she enjoyed her favorite sport, curling. She was very competitive, an armchair referee watching both curling and hockey games on TV. Helen was also a life member of the Royal Purple. She was able to live independently at Trinity Lodge for 20 years before moving to the Rocky Mountain Village 5 years ago. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Cranbrook S.P.C.A.

Memories and condolences shared at Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.