RAMOS, Helena Pereira Batista – On December 19, 2011 our beautiful, 84 year old mother, Helena passed away unexpectedly from heart failure. Mom is our hero! She emigrated from Portugal in 1965, and worked hard to make a new home in Canada for her six young children. Mom was predeceased by her husband of 60 years Augusto, son José and granddaughter Amber. Mom will be forever missed and never forgotten by her devoted children Isaura/Fred, Peter/Sabrina, Maria/Terry, Fernanda/Tony and Helena; grandchildren Lisa, Jenny/Raf, Tara, Aaron, Julie, Brandon, Lorie, Robyn and Amy; great-grandchildren Marco and Cristina; siblings Maria/Fred, Armando/Dorothy, Frank/Maria and Luis/Laura; also many nieces, nephews and cousins. Prayers at 10:00 a.m. will be followed by Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 29th, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 5251 Joyce St., Vancouver, BC. Entombment to follow at Gardens of Gethsemani, 15800-32nd Ave., Surrey.