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Helen Francis Novacek, 96


Roseau- Helen passed away on June 13, 2020. Helen Francis Novacek was born July 3, 1923 in Chicago, Ill. to Lewis Michael and Francis (Mickler) Dembiczak. In 1925 the family moved to Lake Alma, Saskatchewan, Canada, where they lived for a few years. In 1929 they moved to Good Soil, Saskatchewan (which is north of St. Walberg). There was no town at that time. They lived in a makeshift tent until her father was able to build a log cabin, filling the cracks with moss and mud. Wildlife was scarce so they didn't have much meat to eat.

In the late 30's a neighbor moved out to British Columbia. He...

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