August 16, 1956 ~ December 6, 2017
Tuula Helin passed away suddenly but peacefully at home on December 6, 2017.
She leaves behind her husband, best friend and love of her life, Chris Pyett, her dog Furly, and her friends and family.
Chris and Tuula met at university where she was studying to become a CGA, and they spent the next 40 years together.
Tuula had a sharp, inquiring mind, and although she was an excellent accountant, she often said that she would have been a better lawyer. She was a brilliant, talented, wise and compassionate woman who was endlessly curious. Conversations travelled down surprising pathways after which one was left enriched and enlightened. Although Tuula chose a career in accounting, she was also a talented artist and Reki Master. Her art was joyful but when one looked closely, you could discern deeply understood truths.
Tuula's parents immigrated to Canada from Finland after the war and she was born in Williams Lake in 1956. Although she grew up there, her family often visited relatives in Finland, a connection that she and Chris continued to enjoy throughout her life.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Tuula's memory to one of the following: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Dogwood Initiative, Medecins Sans Frontieres, World Wildlife Fund, or David Suzuki Foundation.
A small celebration will be announced at a later date.
Condolences may be expressed at www.firstmemorialkamloops.com
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