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Helen Elder

Helen Gwendolyn Elder (Orr)

Monday, April 28th, 1924 - Sunday, May 10th, 2020
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ELDER, Helen Gwendolyn – It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Helen Elder on Sunday, May 10th, 2020, in her 97th year at the Belleville General Hospital. Predeceased by parents Harry and Hazel Orr. Predeceased by loving husband Gordon Elder. Mother of the late Blair Elder. Devoted Grandmother to Stacey McDonald, and Gwen O’Toole (Eddie). Great Grandmother to Abigail, Lindsay, Ryan, Emily, Aiden, and Tyler. Future Great-Great Grandmother to Blair Poppy. In keeping with Helen’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to JOHN R. BUSH FUNERAL HOME, 80 Highland Ave., Belleville (613-968-5588). A private family graveside service will take place in Stockdale Cemetery at a later time. If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be greatly appreciated by the family. To share memories of Helen and for online condolences, please visit
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Mary Hobbs

Posted at 10:25am
I met Helen while we lived in Frankford in the 1980s and early 90s and we both enjoyed a ladies' curling league at the club in Stirling. Then and any time since when I met Helen she was always to cheerful and happy to see her friends and acquaintances. May you be comforted in your loss.

Lynda Hilborn

Posted at 09:35am
I worked in the office at Bata with Helen in the late 70's, what a wonderful person to work with. Helen was always in a good mood and if you came to work feeling a little glum she was the best person to go and see to make your day better. Helen and Gord were two of nicest people I have ever met. She will be missed.

Lynda Hilborn McIntosh

Julie Reynolds

Posted at 10:38am
We consider ourselves so fortunate to have know Helen. She was such a strong, smart and independent woman with a tremendous sense of humour and big heart! Our deepest condolences to Stacey, Gwen, Eddie, Abby, Ryan, Lindsay, Emily, Tyler and Aiden. ❤️ Julie, Mike, Roan and Georgia

Peter Johnson

Posted at 05:39pm
Sorry to hear of the passing of Helen. What I recall more than anything else was her wonderful sense of humour. (Cousin) Peter Johnson.

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