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Helen Mabel Parliament née Somerville

November 28, 1928 - December 30, 2017


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Parliament, Helen Mabel


On Saturday, December 30, 2017, after a prolonged stay in hospital, Mrs. Helen Parliament (nee Somerville) gently passed away to reunite with her sweetheart, Bruce. Left with heavy hearts but grateful memories of an exemplary life of purpose, friendship, humour, resilience, tenacity and love are her children Matthew (Rosemary Quirk), Marcia, Hugh (Lynn Landriau) and Andrea. Helen will be fondly remembered by Gladys Somerville, Teresa Somerville, Eleanor Parliament, Beatrice Parliament, Enid and Tom Wetheral, and her nieces and nephews. Helen is predeceased by her parents, Van Aldred Somerville and Ella Mae Wood, her brothers Mel and Roly, her brothers-in-law Ted, Ken, and Eric Parliament and her sisters-in-law Winifred and Verla Parliament. Her children are deeply grateful for the kindness, consideration and compassion Helen received from the TCU care team on A3 at the Civic hospital in the last weeks of her life. Friends and family are invited to gather and celebrate Helen’s life at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Rd. (between Bayshore and Baseline Rd.) on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 1 p.m. until the time of service in the chapel at 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy in remembrance of Helen, donations will be accepted by The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (

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