Obituary of Helen Pugsley
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Helen Pugsley (nee Backus) of Regina, Saskatchewan, on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at the age of 89 years. She was pre-deceased by her parents Moses and Nina Backus; Brother Joseph Backus, Sisters Mary Backus, Marguerite Jones, Martha Moses, sister-in-law Lorraine Thompson, brother-in-law Roald Thompson and daughter-in-law Robin Pugsley.
Helen will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 66 years Leroy; children, Karen Pugsley, Ron (Bonnie), Brian (Glenda), and Grant; grandchildren, Amy, Michelle, Tracy-Lynn, Kathie-Lee, Rachael and Kyle; brother Don (Sandy) Backus, sister-in-law Alsinah Backus as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Helen was born on July 6, 1934, in North Battleford, Saskatchewan where she met the love of her life Leroy Pugsley. Helen and Leroy shared their employment at SaskTel however it was Leroy’s career that kept them on the move to Prince Albert, Regina, Montreal, Ottawa and finally Saskatoon. Mom loved the new adventures with each move but it was her passion for her family, friends and church that were most important to her.
Mom had a great sense of humour and always had a smile that radiated in every room she was in. She was proud of her Assyrian heritage, was a great cook and loved her coffee & red wine! Mom was proficient playing the piano, could play by ear and loved singing in the various church choirs where they lived.
Please note that a Funeral Service will be held at a later date.
We would like to thank the nurses of 3D at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, Saskatchewan, along with Dr John Alport, Dr Sandi Funk and Dr Peter Van Rooyen, for their outstanding care and compassion.