1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Veteran's Memorial Hall
Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, Canada
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday, February 25, 2022
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, Canada
Obituary of Helen Carriere
Please share a memory of Helen to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.
Helen Suzette Carriere (nee: Goulet) was born in February, 1940 in Sturgeon Landing, SK to Joseph and Virginie (Dussion) Goulet. Helen lived in Cumberland House for most of her life until ill health had her move to Pineview Lodge in Nipawin. She left for a brief time to work at the Guy Hill Residential School in The Pas, but she returned home to assist her father with taking care of Joe and Karen. Helen attended the one room school in Cumberland House along with her siblings where she completed Grade 8. Years later, Helen took a variety of classes offered by the Community College including how to knit which led to ensuring her children had mitts, toques, and scarves for the winter. Helen married the love of her life, Douglas Arthur Carriere, on September 1, 1979 with their children and family present. It was a very special celebration of their union, and Father George was so very happy to perform the marriage celebration. Helen worked at the Hudson Bay Store before it was moved to its present location that is now known as the Northern. She worked as a cashier, stocked shelves then ended as the butcher. She also worked at Mohawk Gas bar as a cashier and baker. Helen worked as a cook for Sisip Outfitting, and she loved to share how the Americans loved to eat traditional meals. Helen loved working and having the opportunity to serve the people of the island. It kept her busy with extra cash, so she could enjoy her favorite hobby of playing bingo. It was there that many of her grandkids would find her with her cards, roll of loonies or toonies, and smoking with her fellow bingo card players. She would often play muchee bingo at Juta’s or Hilda’s which could go on until late in the night. “Our momma surely loved her muchee bingo games”. Helen loved to watch “The Price is Right” and did not miss an episode. She was always telling the contestants how far to go or what to bid then would say that they should have listened to her. Helen was a single parent who worked very hard to provide for her children when there was no running water, electricity, and furnaces. Helen hauled water, chopped wood, and kept the fire going in the home. The children were taught to take over these chores as they got older. We recall momma saying “make sure you don’t get the yellow snow” when we got snow to melt in the winter. Helen made the best soup from what appeared to be from nothing along with fresh Bannock made before her children woke up for the day. Helen was a devout Catholic throughout her life and said her rosary on a daily basis. Helen prayed for all her children, the family and community. Helen loved to sing and sang in Cree at Church. Whenever Helen baked or cleaned her home, she would often break out in song. Helen was predeceased by: Her Husband: Douglas Arthur Carriere Her Parents: Joseph and Virginie (Dussion) Goulet Her children: David Goulet and Christina Goulet Her grandson: Alexander John Goulet Her chapan: Mileena Laliberte Her son-in-law: George Robillard Her siblings: Solomon (Anne) Goulet, Ovide (Suzette) Goulet, Moise (Clementine) Goulet, Alex Goulet, Madeline Demery, Johnny Goulet, Anne Guiboche Her in-laws: Angus (Jean) Carriere, Ray “Chug” Carriere, Noah (Linda) Carriere, Lynn (Emily) Carriere, Stella Hoksbergen, Lyle Carriere Her nieces and nephew: Adaliade Lathlin, Roberta Goulet, Arthur Dorion SR Helen joins numerous relatives who have gone before her including beloved aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins. Helen is survived by: Her Children: Elaine (Barry) McLeod, Pierre (Marie) Goulet, Melvina Goulet, Karen (Joe Shady) McLeod, Bradley Goulet, Douglas Carriere, and Brennan Carriere. Helen raised, cared for, and loved Margaret Mckenzie and Jeffery Michelle, and considered them her children. Her daughters-in-laws: Beverly Goulet and Paywahpun Martin Her siblings: Joseph Goulet and Karen Vircavs Her sister of her heart: Thelma (George) Schellenberg Her in-laws: Patsy Carriere, Shirley Carriere, Gary (Karen) Carriere, Butch (Anna) Carriere, Chris Carriere, Victor (Joni) Carriere, Ernie Guiboche Her special nephew/niece: Sonny (Carla) Demery and his family, Bernice (Wayne) Laliberte and family Her Grandchildren: Sheldon Goulet, Adrian Goulet, Sunni Goulet, Megan Goulet, Clayton (Cait Millar) Robillard and Helena (Mitch Connolly) Goulet, Kristina Goulet, Lynnette Goulet, Laurent Goulet, Laurence John Goulet, David Laliberte, Holly Laliberte, Noel Goulet, and Bradley Goulet Jr. Chapans: Tamara with Mercy and Nova, Jenna, Shelby, Uriah, Jessa, Harmony, Faith, Cassius, Tayla, Noah, Patience, Hope, Draya with Ezariah, Kolby, Edmund, Lauren, Ava, Kalen, Lara Jacob Goulet, Holden Millar- Robillard Hunter Carriere, Bow Carriere, Breanne Clark, Brennan JR Carriere, Liam Fiddler, Jillian, Trent, Eva, Gracie, Brady, Behlin, Jaedyne Precious Bloomfield, Fabian Bloomfield, Alexander Bloomfield, Kristine, Charlotte, Christian Goulet Annikin Mckay, Mika, Jamie, Jersey Laliberte, Daniel Cook, Sky Laliberte Helen also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.