Garner, Helen

Garner, Helen

December 3rd, 2015

At University Hospital on Thursday, December 3, 2015, Helen Garner (née Huehn), of London, in her 91st year. Loving Mom of Shirley Griffith (the late Paul), of Strathroy. Dear sister of Marjorie Heathers (Don), of Ailsa Craig, Joan Sharrow (the late Bill), of Calgary, Burton Huehn (Ruth), of Kitchener, the late Ross Huehn (Nancy), of Richmond Hill, and the late Gloria South (the late Ernie), of Woodstock. Cherished Grandma of Don Griffith (Karen), of Kitchener, Debbie Bolton (Darrell), of Burleigh Falls, Ontario, and Shelley Clair (Jeff), of Poplar Hill. Also survived by her eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Helen was a proud part of Orr Cleaners in Byron, from 1952 until her retirement in October of 2014. Helen was equally proud of her work as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, for 30 years. The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation starting at 12:00 Noon. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Ontario, on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Helen are asked to consider St. Joseph’s Hospice of London.

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Ty FournierMy deepest condolences to you Shirley and all your family. Helen was definitely someone unique and special to all who ever got to know her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. (friend of Shelley)
JoanHullMy deepest condolences Shirley and all the family. I am deeply sorry that I am not there for you. Helen was a special lady. I am sending you all my love, My thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family, Love Joan
Dawn HausslerDeepest sympathy to the entire family from Dawn (nee Stahle) and Reiner Haussler.
Dan GarnerMy deepest condolences Shirley and all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
Robin Ramer Dear Shirley - just heard today of your Mom passing away and it's hard to find the words to say. May your many memories help pull you through. My sincere condolences to your family and you. With heartfelt sympathy. Love Robin
Sandra PlaineMy deepest condolences Shirley & Family--I met your mom over 40 years ago -working at the bank in Byron -- even when the cleaners were located across the street where Canada Trust is now & taking our dry cleaning into Orr Cleaners & mom coming into bank as a customer -- she always had a smile on her face- sweetest personality- always so friendly-- she saw you coming up the steps & already had your clothes there for pickup--she truly was a great person & a special "Mom" Shirley--you two made a great team at work & knowing mom -- she enjoyed being at the counter meeting all the customers --good chit-chats -- I will miss her--my thoughts & prayers are with you. Sandra Plaine & family
Carolyn and Rob Gribble (Nee Podann)You have our Deepest Sympathy. Helen was always smiling and laughing with my mother Mabel Podann. All of the 5 Podann GIRLS remember her very fondly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. What a lovely LADY.
Linda and Giuliano Celotto (Podann)Your have our Deepest Sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers our with you and your family. Helen had a great sense of humour and we always enjoyed her company. God Bless.
Annette ,Ray,Emily and Adam DietrichSending all our love ..she was a lovely lady..she will be the cutest guardian angel:)
Brenda and Fred PearsonYou have our deepest sympathy. Helen was a lovely lady. Since my mother, Mabel Podann died, some 20 years ago Helen always connected with me at Christmas. I will miss this relationship immensely. I know she was good long time friend of my mother's. May your many wonderful memories help you through this time. Our thought and prayers are with you. God bless.
Marnie IrwinI am so sorry for the loss your Mom, who was also your close friend. Helen was a strong woman who took the challenge of owning her own business long before it was common practice for women to do so. She was always a polite lady and treated all the Orr customers as if they were special. My condolences to you Shirley and the entire family. She will be greatly missed. So sorry I cannot be there at this time. Marnie
All her friends and Staff from Orr CleanersWe send our deepest sympathy to the family . All of her friends and staff are going to miss her visits to the cleaners , she always had a smile on her face and kind words for everyone . May you rest in peace Helen
Tim KavanaghShirley and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Her friendship and smile are something I will always cherish and remember
Gayle Stilson (nee Schneidmiller)You have my deepest sympathy Shirley. Your mom was one of a kind and certainly a great friend to my mom Phyllis who has since passed away 11 years ago. I enjoyed our lunches together and will miss her very much.
Jackie MernerShirley your Mom was always at work first thing in the mornings when she likey would have not wanted to be anywhere but at the cleaner's looking for you two to be ready for lunch and shopping together you where her reason to be able to get out looking for gift's at this time of year for the whole family and looking for that special gift for you . Your mom was a great person to have known . Thinking of you and your loss . Sympathys to you at this time . Rest in Peace Helen . Jackie Merner
Brenda (Norton) RothwellShirley & Family, Sorry to read about your Mom. We were away over the weekend so couldn't attend the visitation. Helen was a lovely lady & I have fond memories of our chats whenever I was at Orrs in Byron. Take care & know that my thoughts are with you & your family. Brenda (Norton) Rothwell
Laurie TompkinsMy deepest sympathy to Shirley and family. It was a pleasure to know Helen as I was the Avon Lady and we had many lovely visits. RIP Helen you were an amazing lady and you will be missed. Laurie Tompkins
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