Helen Hulaj

Obituary of Helen Hulaj

HULAJ (Rusinko), Helen – Helen died peacefully on Sunday, November 26, 2023, at the age of 87 in Sarnia, Ontario. Helen is predeceased by her husband Paul (2017) and her sister Ann (Clare) Butler. Lovingly remembered by her children Larry (Natalie) and Paula (Steve), and by her cherished grandsons Sean and Joel. Also remembered by sister-in-law Henni Hulaj and several nieces and nephews. Helen was born on January 19, 1936, to Nicholas and Mary Rusinko in Arvida, Quebec. After her family relocated to Bluewater, Ontario, Helen enrolled in commercial studies at SCITS in Sarnia. She worked for several years as a secretary at Polymer before leaving the position to raise her family. Helen pursued all sorts of arts and crafts including oil and acrylic painting, knitting, cross stitch, quilting and ceramics. She enjoyed travelling the world with her husband, Paul, as well as attending dances and social gatherings with their many friends. She was a lifetime member of the Catholic Women’s League. Our sincere thanks go to the oncology team at Bluewater Health, as well as Dr. Kim’s Palliative Care team, nurse Stacey, and the Rosewood Village staff. A special thanks to nurse Trish for being by her side as she passed from this life. Visitation will be held at the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, on Sunday from 6-8 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Monday, December 4, 2023, at 11 a.m. A private family interment will follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Bluewater Health, 89 Norman St., Sarnia, N7T 6S3 or the Inn of the Good Shepherd, 115 John St., Sarnia, N7T 2R1. 

Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com





6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 3, 2023
McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Ltd
431 N. Christina St.
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, December 4, 2023
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
1465 Lecaron Ave.
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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