Mrs. Helene Adam September 10, 1935 - December 11, 2008 Helene Adam (nee Hohenstein), known and loved as “Oma” by many, passed away peacefully at home in South Cooking Lake with her children at her side at 5:41 pm, Thursday, December 11th, 2008 at the age of 73 years. Helene was born in Zhitomir, Ukraine, on September 10, 1935. Helene was predeceased by her parents Julius and Olga Hohenstein, and sister Tamara Ryll. Helene is survived by her loving family which includes one brother Alex (Ruth) Hohenstein of Edmonton; one sister Anna (Mike) Cucheran of Vernon; one son, Harry (Therese) Adam of Vernon, BC; two daughters, Laura (Colin Casebeer) Adam of Edmonton, and Carmen (Byron) Metz of South Cooking Lake,; 5 grandchildren: Mathew Pechtel, Carley Casebeer, Anna Metz, Ryan Metz, Yvonne Felix; an Aunt, Linda Zinn (West Germany), cousins Robert Hohenstein (Edmonton) and Elvira Feigel (Edmonton), Olga Wieser (California,); as well the Adam family of Edmonton: Kurt (Hanna Pretzlaw) Adam, Otto (Annie Schnurer) Adam, Elizabeth Wieser, Martha Zander, Emmy Schultz, Traute (Otto) Wollin, Hertha Krause and families. Helene also leaves many dear friends, especially Karla and Ingrid. A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 10014 – 81 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, with interment to follow at the South Cooking Lake Cemetery. The family of Helene wish to express a thank-you to Pastor Markus Wilhelm for your recent visits and prayers, and to Dr. Dave Bigam and the staff at the University Hospital for their excellent initial care of our Mom. Our appreciation and special thanks are also extended to Dr. Trent Dusang for his wonderful caring guidance, expertise, and compassion for our mother – it meant more to us and Mom than you could possibly imagine! And finally, the support we received during these past many months in our home from the extremely committed and caring staff, especially Melodie and Norma, of the Strathcona Health Unit, is also deeply appreciated. To honor Mom’s spirit and love for children, those wishing to make donations in Helene’s memory may do so to the Stollery Children’s Hospital at the University of Alberta (www.stollerykids.com).