Helen Gertrude Gordon

15 October , 191815 February , 2019

Helen Gordon of Galt passed away peacefully on Friday morning, February 15th, 2019 at 100 years of age at Stirling Heights Long Term Care, whose staff were so caring and respectful.

Helen was always a joyful person who never complained and lived a happy life with a great sense of humor and a definite independence. She loved the Muskoka area and spent many summers enjoying cottage life with family and friends. She was a voracious reader and at the age of 95 she was reading books on quantum physics and used her computer for emailing up to the age of 99. Helen’s death was preceded by her husband, Tom Gordon’s death in 1979. Helen loved to travel and experienced many tours to all parts of the world. She also loved playing Bridge with her friends and in the spring and fall she would delight in going to Stratford as a member of the Shakespeare Club. She was so very close to her sisters Jean and Evelyn who have now passed and her brother Bill, and this sense of togetherness brought their families close together as well. Helen was proud to say she had 22 descendants, her sons Rob & Alan, her daughter Jean, and their families. Helen lived a long and happy life and we are all thankful for that. As per Helen’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place when driving conditions improve and stabilize.


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Helen Gertrude Gordon

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Mary Schmalz

19 March 2019

She had me at Helen, that was my mum's name. Helen was a guest at our spa for almost 2 decades. Introduced to us by another guest of the spa who passed away a number of years ago Helen would say with a giggle "I think God forgot about me". We were glad he did. We learned so much from Helen over the years. Her mile wide smile and shared life experiences were not only enjoyable but teachable moments for me and many of our younger team members. She often and fondly spoke of her family and trips to the Muskoka's. As the time drew closer to leaving her home we asked how she felt about this decision, she said "Mary, I can honestly say I'm sad but know I will sleep better at night knowing my family won't have to worry about me and this makes me very happy!" I used this very line when the time came to move my new in-laws into a retirement home in London and they responded better than expected knowing their children would sleep better too. We appreciated Helen's loyalty and support of our spa a ton, but we valued her friendship more, what happens at the spa stays at the in peace Helen, looks like God didn't forget you after all nor will we.

Margo Northcote

20 February 2019

So many happy memories of Ona! Her love and her laugh and her wonderful sense of the ridiculous. Heartfelt sympathies to our dear cousins and their families from the Northcotes.