Passed away peacefully with family by her side on October 27, 2013 at 73 years of age. Beloved wife of Harold with whom she celebrated 53 years of marriage. Treasured mother of Holly and husband Brett Francottie. Cherished Grandma Helen of Mitchel. Loved sister of Robert Gary, Carol Carroll (Bill), Richard (Mary), late Janice Tarrant-1993, Lynne Mousseau (Joe), Kevin (Carol), Mark (Lisa). Sister-in-law of Maurice-2013 (Emilia), Barb Bucsu (Tony), Reginald (Bernida), Betty Miner-2012, Charles (Shirley), Marilyn Mulholland (Denny), late Carolyn Wharf-2006 (Keith), David (Janette), Murray (Kathleen), Ella-Jo, Stephen (Helen), Tom, and the late Carolyn-2003. She will be sadly missed by Tracey and Patricia. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister-in-law Carol Lavin and brother-in-law Roger Garant. Helen was elementary teacher for 35 years. She was a longtime member of the Woodslee United Church and a member of Session. Helen was very proud of her grandson Mitchel and his swimming accomplishments. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed painting. Helen is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place from the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment St. John the Evangelist Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Woodslee United Church or to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre Foundation. You may send your condolences online at

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