Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King Street West, Oshawa, ON


Helen Florence Sarles

April 7, 1920August 10, 2019

Sadly, Helen Florence Sarles (Carruthers) passed away peacefully in her sleep in Pickering at Orchard Villa on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 in her 100th year after a lengthy illness. She was born and raised on the family farm in Haldimand Township, east of Cobourg on April 7th, 1920, the third child of the late Neil and Sarah Carruthers. She is predeceased by her husband Carman, her siblings Jean Stewart, Gordon (the late Grace), Isabella (the late Douglas Randall), Donald, and her grandson Michael. She is survived by her 2 sons, Gordon (Gayle) of Richmond Hill, ON and David (Marta) of Calgary, AB, her granddaughter Cera, grandson Thomas (Tom), great granddaughter Jordyn, sister-in-law Betty Carruthers, brother-in-law Ronald Stewart and many nephews and nieces.

Helen deeply loved all her family and friends: they all brought her great joy and love. Her deep faith in her church sustained her through many difficult times throughout her life. She volunteered at both the Whitby Hospital with her husband Carman and Fairview Lodge where her infectious smile and cheery disposition gave comfort to many. Our family would like to thank all who supported and cared for mom through her last years.

Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Friday, August 30th from 5 – 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 31st at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Groveside Cemetery, Whitby. Memorial donations to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church or the MS Society would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.oshawafuneralhome.com

“She had a wonderful life.”


30 August


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King Street West
Oshawa , Ontario

31 August

Funeral Service

1:00 pm

Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King Street West


  • Interment


Helen Florence Sarles

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Rick Arthur

August 15, 2019

Aunt Helen's family, friends and community have lost a real gem. A true lady in every sense of the word.
Rick and Nancy Arthur

Heather McClure

August 13, 2019

Mrs Sarles always made a point of seeking us out after church on a Sunday morning to ask how things were going or what was new at school. Her soft-spoken and kind demeanour made you automatically feel cared for.
Mrs Sarles and Mr. Sarles demonstrated their strong Christian faith in their graceful example. We're glad to know that they're now together again and with their Saviour.
Our condolences to the whole family.
Heather, Christie and Sarah McClure

David Sarles

August 13, 2019

No matter the time no matter the age no matter the distance when you lose your mother you feel as though you’ve lost a part of your very self