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Helen Magdalena Carnelli
December 15, 1936 ~ November 15, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Helen Carnelli of Medicine Hat, passed away on November 15, 2023. Helen leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Dean Carnelli, Danny (Lisa) Carnelli, and Darren (Roxanne) Carnelli; five grandchildren, Matthew (Kailee) Carnelli, Morgan (Theresa) Carnelli, Brandy Carnelli, Landon Carnelli, and Reece Carnelli (Beth Miller); four great-grandchildren, Zavrey, Cambria, Rowan and Reid, one sister Violet Brilz; her sister-in-law Marg Deringer and numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Carnelli; her parents, Balzer and Christina Deringer; Ron’s parents, Baptiste and Mary Carnelli; her son Tyrone Carnelli; daughter-in-law Cindi Carnelli; brothers, Peter Deringer, Wendall (Isabel) Deringer, and Pius (Mert) Deringer; sisters, Eva (Mike) and Rose (Alec), and brother-in-law Tom Brilz. Helen was born in Prelate, Saskatchewan and moved with her parents and siblings to Medicine Hat at the age of nine. Prior to getting married, Helen enjoyed working as a bank teller in downtown Medicine Hat. She dedicated her days to raising four adventurous boys all while miraculously keeping a tidy home and yard. Helen cherished the simple things in life such as gardening, sewing, painting, and the casino. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, either in person, or through emails and messages to special friends like Zane in Medicine Hat, Marlene in Cochrane, Sue in Edson, Millie and Clara in Edmonton, and Brian in B.C.
The family would like to thank the Palliative Caregivers at St. Joseph's Hospice and Sunnyside Care Centre. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish (1451 Strachan Road S.E.) on Friday, November 24, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Roque Pereira celebrant. Interment will follow in the family plot at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph’s Home (Carmel Hospice), 156 3rd Street N.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 5M1 or Sunnyside Care Centre, 1720 Bell Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 5G1.