Robert McLaren
B: 1925-09-03
D: 2020-10-18
View Details
McLaren, Robert
Arline McIntosh
B: 1930-04-17
D: 2020-10-15
View Details
McIntosh, Arline
Lyle Shantz
B: 1920-07-19
D: 2020-10-13
View Details
Shantz, Lyle
Stanley McKay
B: 1949-08-05
D: 2020-10-10
View Details
McKay, Stanley
Ida Landstrom
B: 1915-04-26
D: 2020-09-28
View Details
Landstrom, Ida
Donald Smith
B: 1945-05-26
D: 2020-09-13
View Details
Smith, Donald
Jacqueline Clark
B: 1926-11-04
D: 2020-08-12
View Details
Clark, Jacqueline
Maureen Peacock
B: 1960-11-22
D: 2020-08-02
View Details
Peacock, Maureen
Rosella Murdock
B: 1928-12-24
D: 2020-07-21
View Details
Murdock, Rosella
Bryce Erickson
B: 1948-05-12
D: 2020-07-08
View Details
Erickson, Bryce
Velma Rosenberger
B: 1933-08-23
D: 2020-06-26
View Details
Rosenberger, Velma
Melissa Ediger
B: 1950-01-17
D: 2020-06-13
View Details
Ediger, Melissa
Evelyn Shoemaker
B: 1922-01-20
D: 2020-06-07
View Details
Shoemaker, Evelyn
Diane Henry
B: 1964-10-07
D: 2020-05-30
View Details
Henry, Diane
Helen Teal
B: 1921-12-23
D: 2020-05-21
View Details
Teal, Helen
Darwin McNichol
B: 1945-06-13
D: 2020-05-05
View Details
McNichol, Darwin
Norbert Abele
B: 1956-01-11
D: 2020-05-03
View Details
Abele, Norbert
Anthony Allin
B: 1978-11-20
D: 2020-05-02
View Details
Allin, Anthony
Blair Fraser
B: 1953-09-28
D: 2020-05-02
View Details
Fraser, Blair
Hilton Hughes
B: 1927-02-05
D: 2020-04-24
View Details
Hughes, Hilton
John Flowers
B: 1938-06-10
D: 2020-04-12
View Details
Flowers, John


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
102 2nd Avenue East
Box 507
Watrous, SK S0K 4T0
Phone: (306) 946-3334
Fax: (306) 946-3436
Helen Teal

Helen Teal (Alcock)

Friday, December 23rd, 1921 - Thursday, May 21st, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Helen Teal (Alcock), sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Helen Teal (Alcock)

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Helen Teal (Alcock)'s Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Helen Teal (Alcock)'s Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Helen Irene Teal (Alcock) nee Borsheim
December 1921 - May 2020
Helen was born in the farm home seven miles South of Venn on December 23, 1921, and passed away at Jubilee Court in Watrous on May 21st, 2020, her home for the last year. She's survived by her three children, Marci, Tom (Sue), Jim (Helen); her eleven grandchildren, Jordin (Kitty), Jonathan (Amanda), Belle (Vincent), Rose (Tetsu), Graham (Alysha), Mackenzie, Katie and Alexander; husband Kelly's children, Joel Teal (Doreen), Terry Wilson, and their children, Jeff (Lorena), Bradley, and Mark (Carrie) and 14 great grand children. Helen was predeceased by her husband John Alcock, daughter Janie, husband Kelly Teal, brother Leslie, sister Lenora, and son-in-law, Bryan Wilson.
Helen loved her family and friends. Throughout her life she enjoyed socializing and dancing - especially at Danceland on Manitou Beach, where she and her husband John were part-owners for a time and also with her second husband Kelly Teal. They also held big dinner parties and were avid bridge players. Helen was involved with All Saints Anglican Church in Watrous where she also taught Sunday school.
Helen was well-known for her wonderful sense of humor, coffee and cake in the afternoon, volunteering at church for the many activities involved there, love of travel, beautiful backyard with dozens of potted plants, her delicious meals for which there was rarely a recipe, her moves on the dance floor, and her love of sharing stories from her youth.
Helen grew up on a farm south of Venn, SK. At 17 when she finished school she took a hairdressing course in Yorkton with her friend Mary where they opened up their own hairdressing business. During WWII in 1942, both she and Mary volunteered to go east to work in the war effort where she worked as a Bomb Girl in the munitions factory in Ajax, Ont. She wasn't there long when she returned to the farm in 1943 to help her brother Leslie as their mother Anna Borsheim (nee Rorstrand) had died. She cooked and cleaned inside the house, and outside, she worked in the fields and milked the cows.
At age 22 she married John Alcock, and they moved to what is now the Alcock farm just outside of Watrous. Over the next 10 years, they had 4 children before John died in a tragic accident in August 1953. Helen stayed on at the farm and raised 4 children on her own for the next 14 years. She made sure each child got to choir practice, Sunday school, hockey, dance, curling, birthday parties, and whatever else was going on- driving up and down the dusty country roads, rain or shine.
In 1967 Helen married Harold Vernon“Kelly” Teal and moved to Saskatoon with Marci, Janie, Tom and Jim, and Kelly's two children, Joel and Terry - 6 teenagers! The following year, tragedy struck again when they lost Janie to cancer, a blow from which Helen never really recovered. In typical Helen style, she carried on busying herself with church, and got a job at Bonita Draperies, making many friends there. When Bonita closed, she found a position at Marguerite's, a lovely boutique in the Bessborough Hotel. At Marguerite's, she could indulge her flair for fashion. It was always a wonder to those at Bridge, or Church, or Marguerite's to see what she would be wearing that day. For many years she volunteered at Hands On Ministry providing meals for children. Helen was devoted to St. Stephen's Church, church activities and the many friends she made there over the years.
Helen's warm spirit and love of life will be deeply missed by all her family and friends who love her dearly.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Helen’s name to All saints Anglican Church, Watrous.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Helen Teal (Alcock), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Memorial Program

We have provided a digital copy (PDF) of the Memorial Program that we supply at the time of the service. To Download this file please click the filename below. Helen Teal (Alcock) - Memorial Program

Service Details

There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Helen Teal (Alcock).


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Helen Teal (Alcock) here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Helen Teal (Alcock)
0 trees have been planted in memory of Helen Teal (Alcock)

Yasna Milin Frier

Posted at 01:35pm
Marci, I remember your mum so well and all the lovely birthday parties she gave you...good memories. She was such a nice lady and dressed so elegantly. Condolences to you and your family.

Inger Olah

Posted at 04:42pm
Enjoy getting to know Helen at Jubilee when she came in to get here hair done(at what ever time she got up). She was a very classy lady right to the end. My condolence to all the family. Inger Olah

Sharon Carlson

Posted at 02:50pm
As a young girl I remember Helen as a beautiful, classy lady. My parents were friends and I called her Auntie Helen.RipHelen

Lynn Merrifield

Posted at 02:05pm
So many years , so many good memories of my neighbors on the farm , spent many hours there . One memory as a teen going to their house was Helens shoe closet , good times , many happy memories . My condolences to all of her family

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each