Helen McKeen

Obituary of Helen Barbara McKeen

In Memory of Helen  Barbara McKeen

Born August 19, 1936 Prince Albert, SK

Passed Away August 16, 2022 Prince Albert, SK


Mrs. Helen McKeen, late of Prince Albert, SK, passed away on August 16, 2022 at the age of 85.

After graduating, Helen found work at Thies’ Concrete, Whitter Motors, and as a bookkeeper at the Sheraton Marlboro Hotel in Prince Albert until her retirement.  After retiring she did a lot of volunteer work at the Herb Bassett Home.  She also sat on their Board of Directors.  This is where she met Robert John Kratz who she married in 2005 in Prince Albert.  She looked after Bob’s special needs friend and welcomed him into her home and treated him as her own.

In 2017 Bob became ill and his family thought it best that they take care of him.  They separated and went their separate ways.  Bob moved to Ontario.  Helen then decided to sell her home at Green Acres and moved to a Senior Condo in the city.

In 2021, Helen’s health started to deteriorate, and she moved into River Breeze Care Home.  She stayed here until her passing three days before her 86th birthday.

The family would like to thank all her friends at the Victoria Senior Condo for all their help along the way.  Angie, the nurses, and staff at River Breeze for their tremendous care.  Palliative care nurses for their assistance in the final hours.  Her family doctor for always being there when needed.

Helen is remembered by her oldest sister, Nellie (Bill) McKeen; her youngest brother, John (Evelyn Henry); her nieces and nephews, Shirley, Dale, Brian, Donna, Jerry, Alvin, Kenny, Lori, David, Coby, Jackie, Kim, Shelby, Cole, Stevie, Warren, and Tanya; numerous cousins; the Order of the Eastern Star family for 50 plus years; and her many friends.

She is predeceased by her first husband, Harvey McKeen in 2002; her father John Harasyn in 1981; her mother Marcella (nee Bajor) Harasyn in 1983; her two brothers, Mike in 1998 and Jack (Marlyne Gillespie) in 2020; her sister Georgina in 2017; her two brothers-in-law, Steve Bozsak in 1999 and Bill McKeen in 2009; her two sisters-in-law, Fran (nee Kaminiarz) in 2016 and Deborah Parnett in 2013; her two nephews, Donald McKeen in 2008 and Todd Harasyn in 2009; and her niece Michelle Harasyn in 2011.

It is the request of Helen that no funeral be held on her behalf.  Interment at Prince Albert Memorial Gardens will be held at a later date.

Helen was a strong, outspoken, private person who loved life.  We will always remember you!  Rest in Peace.

Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lorne Adams, Funeral Director, Prince Albert, SK 306-763-3322.


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