Helen Ruth (Anderson) Tang

February 4, 1921 ~ September 22, 2018 (age 97)

Helen Tang passed away peacefully on September 22, 2018 at Whispering Pine Place, Canwood , Sask.  Helen and her identical twin, Ellen, were born on February 4th, 1921, in Langham, SK to Magnus and Bella Anderson. The family moved to the Parkside District in 1932. Helen married Marvin Tang in 1941. Marvin served in the Royal Air Force. He was stationed on Vancouver Island, BC, where the couple lived until the end of the war, before returning to Parkside. They raised three children: Diane, Sandy and Garry. 

Helen was a great hostess. Family and guests alike were met with strong coffee and great food (lefse, buns, chocolate cake, to name a few) when visiting the Tang household. If anything was amiss, you would hear an ‘Uff-da’ before it was righted. Helen took much pride in being an active member in Immanuel Lutheran Church. She loved teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir, serving as a member of the E.L.W., and making quilts for Lutheran World Relief. 

In retirement, Helen enjoyed many happy days at Emma Lake, where she helped Marvin tear down the old cabin and erect a new one. She also spent many happy hours doting on her grandchildren, ensuring they had fun-filled summers. Helen is lovingly remembered by her children: Sandy (Cliff) Klein, Garry Tang, and son-in-law Ken Lenhart; daughter-in-law Deidre Tang, her grandchildren: Jennifer Lenhart, Christie Klein (Denis Gauthier), Tyler (Jessica) Klein, Macy Richmond, Kerby Tang (Lacey Akan), Trina Tang (Dale Noble), and Troy Tang; and her great-grandchildren: Evan, Kourtney, Layne, Masyn, Gracie, Ellie, Keanu, and Presley. Helen is pre-deceased by her husband Marvin, daughter Diane, and great-granddaughter Sadie; her parents Bella and Magnus Anderson, and siblings Ellen Reithaug, Camilla Prosser, Mary Agrey, Alice Coates, Andrew, Alvin, Milton and Ole Anderson. She is survived by her sister Agnes Brown of Prince Albert, SK. She will be forever loved and missed by her family and friends. Many thanks to the excellent caregivers at Whispering Pine Place in Canwood.

The Funeral will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkside on September 28th at 2pm, with the interment to follow at Parkside Cemetery. Memorial donations in Helen’s memory may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkside. Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home, Donna Lovberg, Funeral Director, Shellbrook 306-747-2828.

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