Juhas, Helen

JUHAS – Mrs. Helen Juhas, aged 75, of Medicine Hat beloved wife of the late Paul Juhas, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 1991 after a one and half year battle with cancer.

Left to cherish her memory are one son, Dr. Allan (Lynne) Juhas of Denver, Colorado, and one daughter, Marguerite Nering of Calgary, AS.; six grandchildren:

Lorraine and Suzanne Juhas, Robin (Reg) Goldsbury, Marc, Troy and Shannon Nering and two great-grandchildren:

Jordan and Reginald. Also surviving are two brothers: Ernest (Daisy) Deak of Diamond City, AS. and Frank (Edith) Deak of Oshawa, Ont.

She was predeceased by her husband Paul on June 29, 1990, her mother Suzanne in Nov. 1989 and before that by her father John Deak and brother John Deak.

Helen was born on June 14, 1915 in Hillcrest, AB. and later resided in Diamond City and Lethbridge, where she attended Garbutt’s Business College. In 1937 she married Paul Juhas and moved to Tilley, AB. The family moved to Medicine Hat in 1956 where she resided until her passing. She led a very busy life working side by side with her husband Paul as secretary to his many business enterprises including trucking, general contracting, gravel crushing, road building, house moving etc. She had an insatiable hunger for learning and was always reading. She made history, current events and religion her life long study. Helen taught Sabbath School at the Seventh Day Adventist Church for a number of years. A natural teacher, she was a constant source of inspiration to those who, knew her. Helen had a wonderful combination of strong will, caring and selflessness, and will be remembered for her remarkable know­ledge, wisdom, kindness and generosity. Her family feels extremely privileged to have been blessed with such a wonderful mother and grandmother and can only wish she would have been with us longer.

Special thanks are extended to the various Doctors, Nurses, staff and volunteers for all their kindness and help in looking after her. A very heartfelt gratitude to the Medicine Hat Cancer Clinic, especially Liz Nadeau and Dr. McClelland.

The Funeral service was held in the Pattison Chapel “downtown” on Saturday April 27, 1991 at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Les Sayler officiating. Interment followed in the Hillside Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Medicine Hat Cancer Clinic 666 – 5 Street S.W., the Juhas Memorial Scholar­ship Fund at the Medicine Hat College, or to “It is Written” c/o the Seventh Day Adventist church, 1933 Dunmore Road, S.E. Arrangements are by The Pattison Funeral Home and Crematorium “Down­town Medicine Hat.” Please call 526-2214 for further information.