Helen Deckert (nee Dutka)

Helen Julia Deckert (nee Dutka)

1926 - 2023

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Obituary of Helen Julia Deckert (nee Dutka)

Helen Julia Deckert (nee Dutka) of Kitchener passed away at Woodingford Lodge in Tillsonburg on September 26, 2023.  


Beloved wife of the late Clair Deckert (1990).  Dearly loved mother of Dale Hunter (Tony), Beverly Paul (David), Faye Staples (Jim) and Shelley Seger (Greg).


Cherished grandmother of Jennifer McMillan, Daniel Hunter, John Hunter, Michael Paul, James Paul, Eric Seger and Adam Seger.  Also survived by ten great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Joe Dutka (Lorraine) and Edward Dutka (Leola, 2008).


Helen was born in Springhill/Rosedale, Manitoba. She grew up on a farm, worked at a restaurant in Neepawa and then moved down to Kitchener in 1944, at the age of 18, to help with the war effort. Helen always worked hard whether it was in a factory, as a waitress or as a retail sales assistant in K-Mart and the Sayvette department stores. She was fiercely independent, a daily reader of the K-W Record and a dedicated dog lover.


Special thanks go to the staff at Woodingford Lodge in Tillsonburg for their patience, care and positive attitude.


The Erb and Good Family Funeral Home at 171 King Street South in Waterloo is entrusted with final arrangements. Cremation has taken place. In accordance with Helen’s wishes there will be no funeral home visitation. A memorial mass will be held at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church at 44 Leonard Street in Kitchener at a later date.


Memorial donations may be made through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com, to Woodingford Lodge.