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It is with great sadness that the family of Helen Leaver shares the news of her passing on the 19th of April at the age of 99. Devoted mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother, her joyful spirit and kindness will be sorely missed.
She was born in Toronto to Fern and George Kirk on the 3rd of February 1924. After graduating secondary school at Humberside Collegiate Institute, she wed Dellan Leaver who she remained married to for over fifty years until his passing in 1998. Helen and Dell raised their family in Toronto, spending summers at Alcona Beach. Upon retirement, they moved to the Innisfil area permanently. She has joyfully spent over seventy years in Innisfil and is a well regarded member of its community. Helen will be missed by her many friends and family in the community.
Helen loved to walk, she walked everywhere. She also loved to dance, every Saturday night with Dad, then in her later years line dancing with the Barrie Butterflies and clogging with the Sugar Foot Cloggers. She had many hobbies and interests including travel, reading, gardening, playing bingo and doing jigsaw puzzles. Her favourite pastime was feeding peanuts to her beloved squirrels and birds.
Helen will be lovingly remembered by her children, Paul (Maggie), Laurie, and Kathleen (James), grandchildren, Lauren (Ian), John (deceased), David, Denver, Katlyn and Savannah, and her great grandchild, George.
The funeral service will be held at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St., Barrie at 12:00p.m. on Thursday April 27th. All are welcome to attend. Please make any charitable donations to Hospice Simcoe.
Mom has gone to join her loved ones and while she lays in peaceful sleep, her memory we shall always keep.
Online memories and condolences may be forwarded via www.steckleygooderham.com