Helga passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Sunrise Senior Living in Windsor.  Devoted wife of the late Mervin Parr. Beloved mother of Kristin (Neal) Phillips and Peter (Patricia) Zetner.  Loving grandmother of Daniel (Lauren) Phillips, Mark Zetner and Adrian Zetner. Helga’s success in gaining her own sobriety fueled her passion for helping others who struggled with addiction.  She was instrumental in establishing both The House of Sophrosyne and the first detoxification unit in Windsor for women. She was the first local resident to receive the Addiction Research Foundation’s Community Achievement Award, honoring her for a decade of outstanding contributions. Helga enjoyed traveling the world with her husband. She loved her family, her cats and Willie Nelson.  She had a quirky sense of humour and a soft spot for anyone who was down on their luck. She will be missed very much by those who love her. Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will take place at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Thursday from 7-9 p.m.  Private family interment to follow at a later date. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

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