Helena Luthje

Helena Katharina Lüthje

November 28, 1941 to November 26, 2016


Helena was born in Schurgast Germany and grew up in Bavaria in the towns of Halsbach, Ammelbruch and Dinkelsbühl. Helena met Günther as pen pals in 1955. They married in Dinkelsbühl and immigrated to Canada in 1963. Together they built a life and family, briefly in Shearwater then Ocean Falls before moving to Kitimat in 1972.

Helena was a beloved wife, mother and Oma who enjoyed her flower garden, nature and her daily walks. Most of all, she loved to spend time with her grandchildren. Her thoughtfulness and caring, humour and quiet strength were the heart of our family.

Helena is survived by her loving husband Günther, her children Patricia (Rick) Knight and Arno and her grandchildren Sierra, Milan and Matthew Knight and her brother Wolfgang Langer (Christa) in Germany. Helena passed away suddenly and will be deeply loved and missed always.