Creston Review, December 22, 1933
Wynndel has lost another highly respected citizen in the death of Miss Bertha Helen Sulem, who passed away at Essondale, B.C., on December 12th at the age of 62 years. Deceased was a native of Lom, Norway, and came to America with her parents, who first located at Watonwan, Minnesota, and later moved to Vidora, Saskatchewan, from which the deceased came to Wynndel in 1923, and had made her home with her brother, T. Sulem. The late Miss sulem, while of a quiet and retiring disposition made many friends during her residence here and is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Gouper of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mrs. Ringheim of Kimberley, Mrs. Smith of Wynndel, and one brother Tom Sulem, who resides here. Burial was at Essondale.
Helen was born in Norway on the 14th of December 1872, was single and lived with her brother "Tom" Thorsten Sulem, (17 October1867, Norway --- 31 August 1943, Vancouver. bur. Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, B.C. ) Her mother was Ingeborg, and her father was John Sulem.
Helen is miss-named on the list as Helen Solen, so she proved slightly difficult to find. She is actually buried at Woodlands, in New Westminster in what was known as the Institutional Cemetery, S.Bowell and Son, New Westminster were the funeral directors, who left me some information to chase, apparently cause of death was the cryptic: Exhaustion of involutional Melancholia. She is in Cemetery block 15, Plot 42
Her sister Mary Sulem,(12 January 1870, Norway --- 26 August1946, Kimberley, B.C.) was married to Ole Ringheim (1859-1928), they are both buried together in the Creston Cemetery. The Ringheim family appears to have been very close family friends with the Sulems, and were farming near to each other in Saskatchewan, and came from the same area in Norway.