Myles, Helen Barbara

Myles, Helen Barbara

February 7th, 2021

Born on April 4, 1923 in Krasznyikvajda, Hungary and passed away, at her home on Sunday, February 7, 2021, in London, Ontario. Daughter of John Kolyvek Sr. and Helen Kolyvek (Aranyosi) of Windsor. Sister of John and sister-in-law of Phyllis Kolyvek of Windsor. Wife of the late Sam Rosu (MIA March 7, 1945) and the late Clifford H. Myles (October 20, 1998). Mother to Kenneth Rosu-Myles (Lynn); Roxanne VanBynen (Tony) and Deborah Fournier (Andre). Grandmother to Michael Rosu-Myles (Poppy); Richard Rosu-Myles (Tori); Penny Rosu-Myles (Jim); Christine Glenn (Tim); Michelle Nye (Jeff); Amy Fournier and David Fournier (Emma).  Great-grandmother to Quinten, Callum Ava, Beck, Sam, Lila, Luke, Noah, Holly, Angelica and Thijs. Also missed by many nieces and nephews. Thank you to Beth and Patrick; and neighbours Ward and Michelle, for their support. Helen was an employee of Metropolitan Hospital in Windsor and then at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London until her retirement. At the same time she volunteered for 9 years in palliative care at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Helen was a strong independent woman who loved her family. She lived alone in her own home and spent her time visiting with her family, discussing politics, cooking, doing puzzles and watching TV. Helen especially loved her gardens, her flowers and all the birds that visited each day. We will all miss her very much. A private burial will take place at Woodland Cemetery and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Helen are asked to consider the St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation– Palliative Care Program or a charity of their choice. 

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Joan & Joe Van BynenJoe and I send our sincere condolences to Helen's family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. A donation has been made to Palliative Care as per Helen's wishes.
KristaI have heard great stories about Mrs Myles over the years from her daughter Deb. BIG HUGS to her family. I am happy to have donated to Palliative Care in her memory.
Maureen & Steve BeattySteve and I both send our heartfelt condolences to Debbie, Amy, David and Ken and your families. Helen was indeed a strong lady with a big heart and a great sense of humour. She always made me smile. You are all in our thoughts, with love. A donation has been made to Palliative Care in Helen's memory. Take care.
Andre Fournier and Emily ChanOur sincere condolences to all the family. Ma ( Helen ) and ( Dad ) Cliff, were like a second set of parents to me. They would do anything for you. So many years of amazing, wonderful, and hilarious memories that will last a lifetime, and beyond. Ma was also an amazing chef, but she would always tell you her food was not that good. Anyone that ate there of course , would strongly disagree! Too funny! A strong person who was a mother bear when it came to looking after her family. I was fortunate enough to be a part of those times. You will truly be missed! Until we meet again.
Bill & Linda GodwinTo Ken Roxanne &Deb, your Mom was amazing, great times we had at family gatherings , I aisle worked with her at St Joes.
Rob and Laurie FournierOur sincerest condolences to the Myles family. Helen was an amazing person. I can never remember her not smiling. We noticed whenever the grandchildren were around she seemed to be in her element. She will be missed.
Marty & Nellie GriggKen, Roxanne and Debbie Our sincere condolences. She is a true lady and touched many hearts with her kindness, friendship and concerns. She will be greatly missed .
Art and Melina FournierOur heartfelt condolences to the Myles family. May you find peace and comfort in the beautiful memories that you shared together. The angels have welcomed her home.
Marty & Nellie GriggKen, Roxanne and Debbie Our sincere condolences. She is a true lady and touched many hearts with her kindness, friendship and concerns. She will be greatly missed .
Tom MylesHelen and i are very sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Helen. We loved to visit with her from time to time over the years. I loved how she was so personable, kind, warm and caring. Aunt Helen always called me honey which i loved to here. A great lady with a huge heart. Helen and I send our deepest sympathy to you all. God Bless Tom and Helen Myles
Henk and Cathy Van BynenCathy and Henk send our sincere condolences to Helen's family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jan TomlinsonIt was an honour to have had the opportunity to get to know "grandma Myles". Her love for her family was strong - just like her. Thinking of you all as you honour a life well lived lived.
Patrick & Beth O’KellyOur thoughts to all of her dear family. Helen so proudly displayed the photos of her family. She cared about each of you and spoke so lovingly . We had the delight of being Helen & Cliff’s next door neighbours fo a few years. Seldom did a weekend go by without a visit and a drink in hand. They were our witnesses at our wedding and shared the champagne with us in their back garden. Her garden was a joy which she shared with us. Bless her. Loving friends Patrick & Beth
Ian and Kathy ProudfootDear Roxanne and Tony and family Our thoughts are with you on the loss of your mother. She has truly left a magnificent legacy in her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren. Sincerely Kathy and Ian Proudfoot
Don and Nora HoldenUpon hearing of your Mom's passing, Don and I immediately remember conversations over the years when you spoke of your parents Deb. It was always with pride and love. When your Mom is described as "strong and independent, who loved her family", it also describes you Deb. Our sincere condolences to your entire family. Don and Nora Holden (O.T.'s)
Nancy and Larry AdkinsOur sincere condolences and sympathy to you Deb, and your family. You and your family thought the world of her.
Donna and Bruce HarrisKen, Roxanne, and families, Our condolences on the passing of your mother. You have many wonderful memories to keep her dear to your hearts.
John and Sharon MylesWe were so sorry to hear Aunt Helen passed away. She was such a kind and wonderful women...with a great sense of humor. We got to know them well when we were ended up on the same vacation in Jamaica years ago. Uncle Cliff and John were a handful for us.. It is amazing she was able to live independently in her home all these years. We know you will will miss her very much.. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. with love John and Sharon
Tina Bilodeau (Bates)Roxanne, Tony and family, I’m saddened to hear that you’ve lost such a special and important person in your life. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved. My heart goes out to all of you. Sincerely, Tina.
Bruce and Gwen StefflerAunt Helen was a lovely lady. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. I remember that she loved the colour purple, wore high heels and made the best cabbage rolls! Our condolences.
David, Lynn, Dayna, Sean MylesWe were so sad to hear of Aunt Helen's passing. We share in her family's grief and know that she will be missed by many. The last time we saw her was at Marnie Mckerlie's Celebration of Life. Aunt Helen looked so healthy and was delightful to talk with. I remember asking her how did she stay so young and healthy at her age. She said "a Beer a day Dave"! That's the secret. We laughed so hard! I know whenever I think of her there will be a smile on my face. Our Condolences.
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