MATTHEWS: Helen Lavinia of Southwold

Matthews, Helen Lavinia of Oneida Long Term Care Home, Southwold, passed away on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in her 96th year. Dearly loved mother of Carolyn Beatteay (late Gerald) of St. Thomas, Wendy Matthews of St. Thomas, Roger Matthews of London, Sharon Merchant of London, Becky Devoe (William) of London and the late Brad Dempsey. Dear sister of Audrey O’Neill and Kathleen Gregory, both of Dorchester. Sadly missed by a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Helen was born in Morden, Nova Scotia on August 9th, 1916, the daughter of the late Norman and Ethel (Orpin) Dempsey.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Thursday from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

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