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Helen Barine Togi

December 24th, 1969 - April 8th, 2024
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Helen Barine Togi, aged 54, passed away on April 8, 2024, in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Born on December 24, 1969 in Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria, Helen was a cherished figure known for her humanitarian spirit and dedication to her community.

A graduate of Sprott Shaw College in Surrey, B.C., Helen spent the last nine years of her career as a medical care aide, with six of those years at Fort St. John Hospital's extended care wing. She devoted her life to caring for elderly patients, providing not just medical support but also companionship and kindness.

Helen was a devout member of the Christian Life Center in Fort Saint John, B.C., where she participated actively in community services and outreach programs. Her faith was a cornerstone of her life, guiding her actions and decisions.

Known for her generosity and hardworking nature, Helen sent the majority of her earnings back to Nigeria to support her family, embodying the role of a breadwinner with grace and humility. Her life was a testament to her values of respect, humility, and compassion.

Helen is survived by her loving family: mother Elizabeth M. Emmanuel; daughters Grace S. Emmanuel and Faith Emmanuel; siblings Roseline W. Togi, Vincent Kiri Togi, Stella D. Emmanuel, Prescillia B. Omolu, and brother-in-law Anthony Omolu.

Funeral services will be held on July 19, 2024, at 11 am at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 16628 Old McLellan Rd, Surrey, BC V3S 1H7, Canada. 

Helen's life and legacy will be remembered by all who knew her as a beacon of kindness and selflessness. Her impact on the lives she touched will endure, and she will be deeply missed.

For those that wish to join us virtually, please visit: https://www.legacystreaming.com/arbutus/

The service will be live streamed and a recording of the service will be posted on the same site for future viewing. 


Tributes

Gladys Deeyaa
July 6th, 2024

Mommy Grace with tears dropping you left us in pain, I remember home and abroad how you treat everybody around you with love.
You let us with beautiful memories .
Your love and care is still my guide
Although I can not see you,
You are always in my heart.
May your gentle soul rest in eternal!

Yvonne morah
July 6th, 2024

To my lovely friend Helen, I thank God for your life, and how you enriched the life of others who knows you with your love and kindness. Even though it is hard to say goodbye, I know that you are already rejoicing with Jesus in heaven and that me rejoice too,where they is no pain , no sickness.
Farewell my friend with love ❤️

Clara oyibo
July 5th, 2024

A poem to bid my dear friend Helen a good bye

"A fleeting moment, a lasting memory
We shared laughter, tears, and sweet melody
Our time together, a treasured find
Little did we know, our goodbye was left behind

Your smile still lingers, your voice still clear
The memories we made, I hold them dear
Though your departure came, too soon, too fast
Our bond remains strong, forever to last

In those final days, we lived and loved and grew
Our friendship shone bright, in all we did and knew
Though death has taken you, from my side
In my heart, our friendship will never subside

Rest now, my dear friend Helen , may your soul find peace
Know that our memories, my heart will always release."
From me Clara Oyibo

Clara oyibo
July 5th, 2024

A TRIBUTE TO A WONDERFUL FRIEND

"Just days ago, we shared laughter, stories, and memories that I thought would be the start of many more to come. But fate had other plans.

Your sudden departure leaves me with a mix of emotions - gratitude for the time we had, sorrow for the time we won't get, and cherished memories of our last moments together.

I'm so thankful for the joy you brought to my life in those final days. Your smile, your jokes, and your presence lit up my world.

Though your time with me was cut short, your impact on my life will never fade. You reminded me to appreciate every moment, big or small.

Rest in peace sister helen. Our last goodbye was too soon, but I'll hold on to the memories we made until we meet again."
Your good friend Clara Oyibo

Yvonne morah
July 5th, 2024

To my lovely friend Helen, I thank God for your life, and how you enriched the life of others who knows you with your love and kindness. Even though it is hard to say goodbye, I know that you are already rejoicing with Jesus in heaven and that me rejoice too,where they is no pain , no sickness.
Farewell my friend with love ❤️

Elise Smyth
July 3rd, 2024

I am so deeply saddened for this loss of Helen, such a beautiful soul. She brought the light wherever she went. Her great smile and wonderful laughter. Her close bond to her family in Nigeria and wonderful friends she made here in B C.
We'll meet again
But until then
I'll remember all your good years
Your laughter and your tears
I'll remember how you came through it all
Standing so tall
Never complaining, you were too tough to fall
I will remember how you had time for a friend, a smile, a helping hand
You were a big big hearted person
I'll remember all the funny things you used to say and do and all the wonderful times we shared too
I will remember from day to day and I just want to say, we will meet again but until then
Thanks for being my friend

Mathew Ocholi
July 3rd, 2024

Helen, the Lord bless her soul, was a close family friend who seized on every available opportunity to show and demonstrate love. She is one of the kindest persons I have known. She is very quiet, loving, easy going and friendly. Always willing to be of help and share. We will miss her in my family. Adieus dear Helen we love you but God loves you more. Rest well in the bosom of the Lord. Fondly remembered by Mathew and Ada Ocholi.

Onyeka Dozie
July 3rd, 2024

We have lost a devoted Christian and a trusted member of the Nigerian Community. Helen was an embodiment of selflessness, and, loyalty to those who knew her. She was a care-giver that truly cared for everyone that met her and will be missed.
We thank God for the life she lived and offer our sincere condolences to those mourning her passing at this time.
Rest in peace.
The DOZIES.

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