It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of DOUGLAS JAMES HELWIG, of Milk River, AB. Doug was surrounded by his family when he passed peacefully at the Intercare Chinook Hospice in Calgary on Friday, March 10th, 2023, after a battle with cancer.
Doug was 86 years old and led a long and fulfilling life doing the things he loved to do – farming, ranching, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends.
Doug was born in Calgary but spent most of his life in Milk River developing strong ties to the community he loved. He had a quick smile for everyone he met and one of his greatest joys was spending time with his grandchildren teaching them to play his favorite card game - Cribbage
He is survived by his wife Rosy and four daughters: Florry (Brian), Gail, Michele (Mel) and Tammy (Cameron). He was blessed with seven grandchildren – Krysten (Trent), Marissa (Dion), Isabella, Matthew, Jack, Tate, and Siena. He also had three wonderful great-grandchildren: Blake, Logan and Corbyn.
A Prayer Service will be held at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 321 Main Street NW, Milk River, AB, on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. with Father Salvador Ahumada officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH on Saturday, March 18th, 2023 at 10:10 A.M. with Father Salvador Ahumada celebrating. A Eulogy will be presented at 10:00 A.M. The Eulogy and Funeral Mass will be live-streamed and may be viewed through Doug’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.
Following the Funeral Mass, a Lunch Reception will be held at the Milk River Civic Centre.
Doug will be laid to rest in a private Family Interment in St. Isadore’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Allerston, AB.
In memory of Doug, donations may be made to the HALO Air Ambulance, 557 – 18 Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 8C4.
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