Helen Verna Elliot
November 5, 1928 – January 5, 2021
Helen Verna Elliot left us on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in her 93rd year at Stirling Heights Long Term Care.
She was predeceased by her best friend and loving husband of 71 years, Robert Elliot. Helen was a loving mother to Donald (Annette), Linda, and Douglas (Barbara), cherished grandmother to Yolanda, Austen, Jessie, David, and Sarah, a beloved great-grandmother to Lucas and Isaac, and a dear sister to Joan Hewitt. In addition to being a caring mother and wife, Helen was a gifted artist and left behind many beautiful works, and was a talented craftsperson and seamstress. She loved the outdoors, nature and hiking in the countryside. As per her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will not be a visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date when it is safe for us to gather once again. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.
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Helen Verna Elliot
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January 22, 2021
Dear Linda, Don and Doug,
I was sorry to learn of the death of your wonderful Mother. I have so many memories of both your parents and those magical years when we kind of shared a backyard. When I think of your Mom, I see her in her amazing garden, at one with nature. I only have to look around my own home to be reminded of her artistry too, as I inherited several of her watercolours. I treasure them. The bond between your Mom and Dad was a wonder to behold. Nice to think of them being together again. You have my condolences. Warm regards, Susan
January 19, 2021
Dear Doug, Linda and Don (and your families),
I was saddened to learn of your Mom's passing. Your Mom was always so kind to the neighbourhood kids when we were growing up. The many things I remember fondly about your Mom include her warm and welcoming smile, her extraordinary art work, her capacity for hard work in the yard, her love of the outdoors, the wonderful partnership and companionship that she enjoyed with your Dad, and the homemade orange popsicles that she would bring out of the freezer from time to time if she thought the kids in the neighbourhood might like one! She was a model adult in our childhood neighbourhood, one that we all respected and looked up to, and it was clear that she loved her children and grandchildren deeply, I'm remembering the many wonderful times we all enjoyed in those days, and thinking of all of you in your loss. James Wright (and Allyson and Jennifer), Ottawa
January 10, 2021
I had the pleasure of looking after Helen for many years. When I worked nights Helen and I would talk about our watercolours and I would often tell her how I wished she could teach me some of her techniques. Her response was often be time and patience. If asked which was my favourite in her room I’m not sure which one I would say. Her ability of capturing the movement and life of the poppies, the life like colours she captured in her Apple you could almost taste it or the texture in the wood you could feel it. Helen and Bob both became part of the fabric of the home and I will miss them both and the many conversations we have had. I have been blessed to have them touch my life. Warmest thoughts and prayers to everyone she held dear.