Helen J. Canter

Apr 18, 1934 – Jun 11, 2014

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Helen J. Canter

Helen J. Canter, of Auburn Washington, born in Pasco, Washington on April 18, 1934, passed away and went to be with the Lord on June 11, 2014, at the age of 80.  She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Ron Canter.

Helen retired from Highline Community Hospital in 1999 where she worked as an aide in the nursery and later as a central supply technician.  Her hobbies included gardening, playing cards, an occasional trip to the casino to play the slots, and spending time with family.

Helen is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, a great-great-nephew, her sister-in-law Kathleen Canter and many friends.  Her spirit, sweet nature, sense of humor and strength will be greatly missed by those who loved her. 

Special thanks to Franciscan Hospice, and the staff of Hallmark Manor, Federal Way.

In lieu of flowers, Helen’s family suggests that you put $20 in a slot machine or make a donation to the Auburn Valley Humane Society.

A Graveside Service for Helen will be held Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:15am at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, Washington 98042


Kathy Canter
Auburn, WA
Jun 18, 2014

Remembering all the fun times the four of us had over the years. We dined, danced, traveled the world and spent many hours just being together. I'll miss our shopping trips, lunching and just chatting about our guys. Chance made us "sisters", love made us friends. Always in my heart.....Now you are at peace....

Nancy Hoelzen
Covington, WA
Jun 18, 2014

I'm glad I was able to enjoy so many lunches with you, Helen.

I could see the wonderful love & support Kathy & Connie gave you, & I know how much you appreciated them & the rest of your family.

Rest in peace…….

The Russells
Lake Tapps , WA
Jun 18, 2014

We will forever consider Fridays "Casino Night". Aunt Helen you were always raring to go it didnt matter where we were headed. So much laughter listening to you and Mom share the stories of past trips taken. When asked what memories were favorites you said "dancing" we know your danicing now.... Miss you much

Jim Chaffee
Federal Way, Wa
Jun 17, 2014

Will never forget the Canter sisters (O my mistake sister in-laws) at my office, what a bunch of characters they were together. Wasn't sure who whas taking care of who! Sorry, Kathleen!

Will miss you and your charm! Jim

The Sandlands
Auburn, WA
Jun 16, 2014

Things that will forever remind us of you: ponytail, hand&foot, baked beans (none as good as yours), black-eyed Susans, creeping Charlie, Milk Money, Auntie My Helen blue, raspberries, Horse Heaven Hills, crochet, strawberry shakes, old country music, and the owl blanket. Your strength inspires us on a daily basis. We love you and miss you terribly yet rejoice in knowing that we will see you again one day!

Cynthia Ouradnik
Minot, Nd
Jun 16, 2014

Great aunt Helen we will miss you. I also remember when you came to Tucson to spend Christmas with us. I'm glad you got to make to minot once to see where we live. I wish your great great nephews and great great niece could have met you. Love and miss you. The Ouradnik's family

Glenn and Shirley Graham
Renton, Wa
Jun 16, 2014

Helen rest in peace we will miss you.

Sandi and Ron Bonilla
Tucson, AZ
Jun 14, 2014

Rest in peace, we love and miss you so very much, you are now with Uncle Ron and mom and dad. God received another angel into his flock. we love you!!!!!!!!!!

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