In memory of
Helen Tessman
October 31, 1944 - January 11, 2022 - Age 77

Helen Tessman, beloved wife of Karl Tessman passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at the age of 77 years. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons and two grandchildren, Todd (Donna) Shurvell and their son Carter, Scott (Cheryl-Ann) Shurvell and their daughter Harlow; Karl’s daughter’s Angela (Trevor) Rayner, Alison (Donovan) Harty and their families; one brother Adolf (Margaret) Roth; two sisters, Hilda Mueller and Katherina Kroll; a brother-in-law Norman and sister-in-law Violet as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Ronald; one brother Gottlieb and two sisters, Anna and Rosa. Helene (her original first name) was born on October 31, 1944, in Creglingen, Germany and immigrated to Canada with her family settling in Medicine Hat, Alberta in October of 1951. She grew up in Medicine Hat's “the Flats” and following high school met Ronald Shurvell on a VIA train enroute to Calgary. Helen married Ron in 1967 and moved to Winnipeg to start her life. She worked as a florist for Broadway Florists prior to starting Charleswood Florists with Ron in 1973. They both ran Charleswood Florists for 22 years. In 1995, Helen and Ron sold the flower shop and moved to Winnipeg Beach, MB to start Ronny Rae Restaurant. The restaurant was located on the Winnipeg Beach Boardwalk and served beachgoers for almost ten years. In 2004, Helen and Ron decided to move back west to Irvine, Alberta where they ran Prairie Kettle Restaurant, including a fuel station and grocery store. They ran the business for two years before deciding to retire in Irvine. While living in Winnipeg and Irvine, Helen made many great friends. She spent the summer months camping and fishing including some vacation trips to the US, Mexico and Columbia. Following the passing of Ron in 2010, Helen married fellow class-mate Karl Tessman in Medicine Hat. She enjoyed many retirement years with Karl, family and friends. She especially enjoyed the road trips with Karl around Alberta and to Montana to watch Karl's grandchildren play baseball. Helen was always inquisitive and interested in people. She had the kindest heart and always had a smile on her face. She enjoyed gardening and her time relaxing on the outside patio. Helen made sure no one was ever hungry at her house. At Helen’s request there will be no funeral service. Helen will be silently remembered by her family and friends. Donations in Helen’s name can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: subject heading: Helen Tessman.

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Message from Diane & Roy Risling January 14, 2022
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Helen. Please know that our thought and prayers are with you at this time. Deepest condolences !
Diane & Roy Risling
Message from Denis and Bev Tessmann January 14, 2022
Uncle Karl, we are very sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking and praying for you in this difficult time.
Denis and Bev Tessmann
Message from Heinz Mueller and Marlene lind January 15, 2022
Condolence to Karl and Helen’s siblings Adolph,Hilda and Kay
Rest In Peace HELEN
Heinz Mueller and Marlene lind
Message from Floyd and Dorinda Forbes January 17, 2022
Our deepest sympathy goes to you Karl and your family
Floyd and Dorinda Forbes
Message from Karen R. January 20, 2022
Karl, Scott, Cheryl, Harlow, Todd and family,
We are so sad about the loss of Aunt Helen. She was such a beautiful, kind and gentle lady and she is gone too soon. I remember running into her at church on Christmas Eve a few years ago and her smile lit up the room. She was always so happy and curious and full of life. Our sincere condolences to you all.
Aunt Kay, Karen, Brian, Madison and Samantha
Karen R.