Passed away peacefully at the Sherwood Park Manor on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the age of 96 years. Beloved wife of the late Edmund Rea. Loving mother of Jean (Calvin) Canning of Brockville, and predeceased by Elizabeth Rea, Evelyn (Richard) Bellmore, both of Sudbury and son Lyndon Rea who died in childhood. Dear grandmother to Susan, Paul, Angel, Ron, Richard and Debbie. Great-grandmother to 6 and great-great-grandmother to 3. Helen was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Lena Talbot, sister Mary and brothers Winifred and Lyndon.
A graveside service in memory of Helen's life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11 am at St. Peter's Anglican Cemetery, Newboyne. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Irvine Funeral Home, 4 James St., E., Brockville. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged. Send condolences or make a donation online at www.irvinememorial.com.