Peacefully on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Nazareth House, in her 85th year, after a short illness. Dearly loved wife of Michael for 59 years, loved mother and mother-in-law of Jeremy and Karen, Michael and Ella, and Bridget and Phil, and Colin, loved Grannie of Ben and Melissa, Rachaela and Sam, Olivia and Dan and Great Grannie of Isla. Loved sister of Patrick and Ann (Australia). With an open door and heart to many others, a gentle, generous soul gone to rest. Messages to the Hopewell family c/o PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145. The Funeral Service for Helene, will be held in the Ferry Park Chapel, 297 Ferry Road, Friday 6 October, at 11:00 AM. Private cremation thereafter.