Trottier, Helen (Aged 96, Chatham)

Published On October 26, 2017 | By bjackson | Obituaries

It is in great sorrow we announce the passing of our dear mother 96 years young (Resident of Riverview Gardens). Helen reached the 18th Hole on her journey to the great putting green in the sky with charm and dignity leaving many wonderful stories with all who love her dearly.

Cherished daughter of the late Percy and Elizabeth Smith.

The beloved wife and best friend for 56 years to the Louis (1999).

Amazing mother to Karen McGregor who adored her and husband Bob who made her laugh and her devoted loving son Paul Trottier and wife Annette who she called her second daughter.

Helen and Louis were devoted to, and will be loved forever by their five grandsons, Michael McKeon (Paul Roy), David McKeon, Terry McKeon (Robin), Steven Trottier (Kelly), and Brian Trottier. All five grandchildren looked forward to spending time with Grandma Helen and Grandpa Louis, enjoying boating trips, water skiing, family get-togethers or overnights with the traditional beer pancake breakfast. Helen will be sadly missed by her six great grandchildren Brayden Houle Trottier, Rowan McKeon, Ethan Trottier, Caledonia McKeon, Elizabeth Trottier, and Claire McGregor. She so enjoyed their little personalities.

Predeceased by sister and brothers, Betty Ripley (Floyd), Carl Smith (Pat), Bev Smith (Shirley), and sisters and brothers in-laws, Adeline Chevalier (Ernie), Maurice Trottier (Marie), Lucien Levesque (Charlie), Loretta Moison (Leo), Leonard Trottier (Ida), Blanche Marentette (Lawrence).

Helen will always be remembered by family and friends as a role model. She had a joy for life, love of golf at the Country View Golf Club, was a member of Chatham Yacht Club, and enjoyed boating and travel. Helen will be remembered most for her unconditional love for everyone lucky enough to know her.

Helen was an early pioneer showing us how to care for her family while working 28 years for the CIBC bank. She loved her job, co- workers and customers. She taught us how to hug another with love in our hearts.

The Family extends a special thanks to the exceptional caregivers at Riverview Gardens and Dr. Park Parry.

A Celebration of Life will take place at McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St., Chatham, on Saturday November 4th, 2017 at 1:30 pm. Cremation has taken place, with a private family interment to be held at a later date. Donations to the Alzheimer Society or Mental Health Canada would be appreciated.

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