Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre

1969 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, ON


Helen Parnell

July 19, 1922November 19, 2019

Passed away peacefully on November 19, 2019 at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Jack Albert (2004). Dear mother of Alan Parnell and Cathy Allan (Suzanne 2010), Carol Ann and Reno Santarossa. Cherished Grandmother of Jason, Kimberley, Heather (Jared) and Robbie. Great grandmother of Olivia, Logan, Rhys, Mason and Rowan. Predeceased by Earl and Thelma Bristow, Herbert and June Parnell. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Helen was a long time member of Roseland-Trinity United Church and the UCW and enjoyed many years with The Silver Bells hand bell Choir. Helen loved listening to and playing organ and piano music of all kinds. Special thanks to the fantastic staff at the Village at St. Clair, Oldcastle for their care and compassion. Visitation will be held at Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre 1969 Wyandotte St. E (519-252-5711) on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 12pm until the time of service in the chapel at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to Roseland-Trinity United Church and The Heart & Stroke Foundation.


  • Memorial Visitation Friday, November 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 22, 2019


Helen Parnell

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John Eric Reddin

November 22, 2019

Dear Allan, Carol Ann and families. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your mother Helen. I used to love seeing her at Southwinds when visiting my mother. It is even more poignant as she is one of the last Ducharme mother’s. who. Looked after all of us kids when we were growing up. She was a very dear and much loved friend to my mother Margaret and she will be missed. Again, I am so sorry to hear this sad news.

Olga & Zen Nimeck

November 22, 2019

Dear Allan and Cathy,
Please know that our hearts go out to you both and to your family members during this great time of loss . We are sorry that we are away and that we cannot express our deepest sympathy in person. Knowing first hand the grief one experiences when loosing a parent, I know as well that the memories will always remain in your hearts and minds forever and will remain truly cherished .
Olga and Zen

Barbara Starr

November 22, 2019

Dear Alan and Carol Ann
Your mom was a very sweet lady. So many great memories growing up on Ducharme.
Please accept my sincere condolences.
Barbara Starr (née Slack)

Susan Severin. (Reynolds)

November 22, 2019

Our dad Gord was at Seasons the same time as your mom. It was wonderful talking with her. We hadn't seen your mom since moving from the neighbourhood we all grew up in. It was so nice to see her again! We are sooo sorry for your loss.
Sue,Janice,Lana Reynolds

Kim Green

November 22, 2019

Very sorry for your loss
Sending my deepest condolences
To you and your family members.

Kaye Bell

November 21, 2019

So sorry I cannot attend dear Helen's visiting and funeral due to my disabilities but I will be there in spirit. Please accept my deepest sympathy along with many thoughts and prayers to each of you.
With much love,
Kaye Bell and families

Brenda Horsfall

November 21, 2019

My condolences to Al ,Cathy, Kimberly, Heather and Robbie. You are all in my prayers.Hugs