Helga Susanne Uria

In Memorial

Helga Susanne Uria (nee Fischer), 76, of Maple Ridge, B.C. passed away into God’s arms at 5:23 pm on October 13th 2014, after a long and courageous battle with Cancer and COPD. Helga is survived by her husband Carlos, son David, sister Eleanor, two grandchildren and one great granddaughter. She was a tremendously strong woman with a healthy and happy fighting spirit. Helga’s love was singing and dancing, which she did in the Westcoast Harmony Chorus, she became very accomplished as a valued front row member and she also directed a smaller group of ladies for various functions in her spare time. Helga will be greatly missed by all those who had known and loved her.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 from 1- 4 pm at the Maple Ridge Seniors Centre, 12150 224th Street. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation in Helga’s name would be appreciated.

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  1. I will love you forever Mom. Rest in peace. Love always, David. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX



  3. Rest in Peace Helga….it was a great pleasure and privilege to know you and sing with you at Westcoast for so many years. My condolences to your family.

  4. So very sad to hear of the passing of this gracious lady. She had a smile that lit up a room.
    Whether she was on stage, or just in conversation- her smile made everyone smile.
    She fought a strong battle with a deadly disease, and was the victor for a long time.
    My thoughts are with you dear Carlos!

  5. Helga was one of the wonderful women I met when I first joined Westcoast. She loved the chorus. Such a positive spirit. She danced, she sang, she just gave it her all. She squeezed everything she could out of the time she had on this earth. So many people gained from her talents. My sympathy to the family she loved so much.

  6. I’ll never forget your friendliness, your loving kindness, Helga, and how you always made me feel welcomed and cared about.

    David, I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful in every way, Mom.

    Carlos, I’m deeply saddened at the loss of your beloved wife. May you be comforted by the love of family and friends during this time of grief. I send you my love and prayers.

    May Helga rest in peace.

  7. My heart goes out to the Uria family, I only met Helga a few times in my life and thought she was a gracious lady. She went too early and will be missed. Peace and love to the family.

  8. Eleanor and Ron Blaauw-Cooke

    Sis, you were the bravest warrior of that dreaded disease anyone can imagine. You will be my hero forever. Life will never be the same without you. I do now and will forever miss you terribly.

  9. Dear Carlos and family:
    The passing of your beloved Helga has saddened the hearts of many and we share in the loss of one so dear. May your fond memories and the caring support of family and friends help you to journey through this sad time. Thinking of you in your sorrow with the warmth of hugs and the comfort of memories.
    Mae Ross

  10. Helga has always been one of my favorite people. What a joy for life, friends and family. Hugs to David and Carlos. I will also pass this along to Derek who lives in Alaska now. He’ll want to know.

  11. Annette Blackstock

    I am saddened by the lose of Helga, We sang together in Westcoast Harmony. Roomed together rapt some conventions. I will miss her emails. My Thoughts are with you David and Carlos and family. Helga fought a long battle and now she is at peace. I feel so lucky to have had Helga in my life. Peace be with you all.. Hugs

  12. Rest in Peace . Forever in our hearts .

  13. A dear friend for so many years. What fun we had dancing and singing in the front row with Burnaby/Westcoast Harmony Choruses. A classy lady with a smile on her face at all times.
    Elie and I send our sympathies to you Carlos and family.

  14. Dear Carlos and David, The passing of Helga is so hard to take. She fought a good fight for so long that I thought she would live forever. She was an amazing woman and oh so talented, not to mention a leader and role model. How I will miss seeing her at Sweet Adeline and Barbershop functions. Henk and I send you our deepest sympathy. I guess heaven needed a sweet bass that could rock the choreography and keep everyone in line. Bless you dear Helga.

  15. A special friend we all cherished, never to be forgotten..
    So many wonderful, musical memories to keep in my heart..
    Love you forever, my dear friend…..,
    God Bless…..

  16. Mike and Karen Wilcox

    Dear Carlos and David
    Mike and I were so saddened to hear that sweet Helga has gone home to God. The first time I ever saw her she was dancing in the front row of the Burnaby Chorus and I thought she was the classiest , most elegant creature I had ever seen. And when I finally got to know her I was not disappointed..she was all of that and so much more. The world will surely miss your lovely Helga with her kind and gentle heart and radiant smile.

  17. Helga – an amazing tour de force you were .. and for all we know, still are … truly, one of the women that changed the path of my life – for the better – and in this i am certain i am not alone – thank you, i remember the night i met Helga – october, 1982. a pizza parlor in burnaby…. Helga – you absolutely, irresistibly contageously kind and fabulous soul. you made your mark here and may you now relax .. to Helga’s Carlos – such a blessing that in this crazy world, you were able to find one another – and David, you hit the jackpot with her as your mom … family and friends, may she live in your spirit, your deeds, your actions – and every now and then, when you smile, may a trace of her be with you ….

  18. Linda Disterhoeft

    My deepest condolences to the Uria family during this difficult time. I had the pleasure to be able to sing with Helga in Westcoast Harmony Chorus and remember her fondly. She was an amazing lady with a big heart and smile that was so welcoming.
    Rest in peace dear Helga- you will be missed.

  19. You always made me laugh when you spoke in portuguese with that marvelous accent.
    I will miss you sweetheart.

  20. I am very sad indeed to hear the news of your loss Carlos my friend.
    What a super lady; may you be peaceful Helga.

  21. I was so sorry to hear of Helga’s passing. She was such a fine lady, an it was a privilege to sing and dance with her for so many years.

  22. I’ve been thinking about Helga’s passing for the past week, not knowing what to write, just remembering the personal moments that struck me. Helga was a fan of Barbershop world around us and whether she sang, danced or watched, you could see the passion. It was her world that included Carlos, David and us… her extended family. It’s a loss in my physical world, but I will cherish the memories that make it a complete picture. I most loved that Helga could speak German to me and I’d return the banter in Dutch… we both understood. She called me “Kid”. Thanks “moederje” you were a special treat in my life.

  23. So sad to have lost such a beautiful lady. I will always remember Helga’s wonderful smile and her love for music. She was a very special and I am glad I got to know her. My thoughts and payers to you and your family Carlos.

  24. I am sad to know I will not have another chance to see Helga, and her smile that lit up with friends and family, and I can only imagine the huge void her loss will leave in the lives of Carlos and the rest of her family. I danced and sang with Helga in West coast Harmony front row along with many of her other friends. Peace be with you, beautiful dancer and singer, Helga. My prayers and condolences go out to Carlos and the family.

  25. Carlos, sorry to hear of your loss, it was always a pleasure seeing you both at our Shows, always near the front row.
    Such a beautiful lady & she will be missed by all who knew her.
    Take care my friend, Rod

  26. I am very sorry to learn about your loss Carlos. Helga was a wonderful lady, full of cheer and I will always remember her wonderful hugs and warmth. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family at this difficult time.

  27. So sorry to hear of Helga’s passing, Carlos. I’ll always remember her for that contagious smile and a face that lit up whenever you talked to her. The Heavenly chorus has one great new member.

  28. I’ll remember you Helga, a good friend I hadn’t seen in a while—but I know we’d have picked up where we left off. I’m so glad we met through our love of singing and performing. Helga you were warm, kind and graceful in spirit and body. Thinking of you Carlos, and your family. xo

  29. I will always remember when I joined Westcoast & saw this classy lady in the front row dancing up a storm. Helga was such a special person & will be truly missed.
    Carlos my thoughts are with you & your family during this sad time

  30. With rememberance from Toronto, many years ago -neighbours and friends- we were just little kids when you moved to beautiful BC. Thought about you guys over time and so glad you made a beautiful life out there. Very sorry news and belated condolences to you Carlos, David , family and friends

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