January 22, 1930 - January 14, 2017
Peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus on Saturday January 14, with family at her side, at the age of 86 years. Daughter of the late Cora (nee Cassidy) and late Milton Graham. Dear mother of Deborah Olver (Charlie), Randy (Jackie), Cathy Lorencz (Bob), Brian (Sandra Cooper) and Cheryl Noel. Cherished grandmother to the beloved late Matthew Ludlow, Ian Detta, Brittany, Brian, Nolan and Morgan. Predeceased by brothers Denzil, Claude, Russell, Dalton, Gilmor and Sterling, and sisters Hazel Bradley and Shirley Seabrook. Helen spent her formative years growing up with her sisters and brothers on the family farm on the 7th line of Goulbourn. Mom dedicated many years to the federal government but her true love and passion was raising her children, grandchildren, and Willy.
Special thanks to her caring and compassionate companion Khadijah, the staff at Carlingview Manor and the Ottawa Hospital who over the last several years helped Helen live comfortably and supported her and the family in her time of passing. A private ceremony was held this week by the immediate family. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life ceremony to be scheduled in the Springtime, a season commensurate with Helen’s spirit. Donations in Helen’s name in lieu of flowers to the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health would be appreciated. For condolences / tributes / good memories / donations – please see: www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com