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Helen Galbraith

Helen Joan Galbraith

Thursday, August 13th, 1942 - Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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Obituary

Galbraith, Helen Joan (nee Lang)
August 13, 1942 – September 18, 2019

Passed away peacefully at Headwaters Health Care Centre with family by her side on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in her 78th year. Beloved wife of 52 years of the late Herman. Loving mother of Cheryl (Bob), Heather (Rick) and Pauline (Daryl). Proud grandma of Jessica, Karissa, Kylene, Ashton, Brandon (Stacey) and Janelle. Step-grandmother of Brad, Daniel, Kelly, Carmyn, Jackson, Melissa and Jordan. Dear sister of the late Lloyd Lang and sister-in-law of Lila, Audrey, Trueman, Lavern (Lynda) and Bev. Predeceased by Ada, Norma and Earl. She will be lovingly remembered by Rose, Bob, Jean, her many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Friends and family will be received at the Jack & Thompson Funeral Home, Shelburne on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Interment at Shelburne Cemetery. If desired, donations to Monticello United Church or Headwaters Health Care Foundation would be appreciated.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Jack & Thompson Funeral Home
    Address
    318 Main Street East
    SHELBURNE, ON L9V 2Y9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Jack & Thompson Funeral Home
    Address
    318 Main Street East
    SHELBURNE, ON L9V 2Y9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Jack & Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    318 Main Street East
    SHELBURNE, ON L9V2Y9
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    Officiant
    Rev. Anita Rowland
  • Interment

    Location
    Shelburne Cemetery
    Address
    156035 Hwy 10 North
    SHELBURNE, ON L9V2Y9
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Ellen Thomson

Posted at 07:37pm
Dear family of Helen Galbraith,
Helen was my childhood friend. We kept in touch throughout the years. The last time I talked to her by telephone was on her recent birthday, August 13th, 2019. She told me why she was in care. Unfortunately Ray and I have been away, and only today, too late, I received Pauline's message. Please know that we shall be thinking of you and keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
We played together before we entered school. Each of us had to walk through a neighbour's field to reach each other's house. Upon arrival, the mother would telephone the other mother to say that we had arrived safely.
We both attended the same schools for elementary and secondary education. When Helen had the accident with her leg I brought her homework for her and took her completed work back to Erin District High School.
I remember when she had her new bicycle she let me ride it down the mill hill in Cedar Valley. That was a mistake because I did not ride well, fell down, and still have the scar on my left leg from the gravel!
I have so many happy memories. We shared wedding showers and attended each other's wedding. Then we each have three daughters! We shared farm activities and so much more.
It is sad to now that she has died, but the suffering is ended, and for that, we give thanks.
Sincerely,
Ray and Ellen Thomson
BR

Beverley Robinson

Posted at 11:58am
Thinking of you as you say goodbye to Helen. She was a fighter for sure. I hope all your good memories will give you comfort.
J

Jeanette

Posted at 09:06pm
From our family to yours we send our deepest condolences. The memories growing up of Helen will always be cherished. She always loved cooking, baking and making sure nobody left hungry. May you always cherish the memories of Your mom, grandmother your friend. She was a wonderful role model for many! ❤️🙏
Jan,Patrick, Gabrielle and Kayden ❤️
JK

June Kratky

Posted at 07:10pm
Our sincere condolences in the passing of Helen. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Dereick and June Kratky
EF

Eva-May Ferrier

Posted at 12:32pm
We are saddened to hear of Helen's passing,
Our sincere condolences go out to all family members
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers
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