Mettham, Helen Elizabeth

July 26th, 2021

Peacefully at home on Monday, July 26, 2021, in her 94th year. Helen is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Catherine Picheniuk and Jane Mettham (Bill Meighen); her granddaughters, Anne Ross (Andrew) and Emma Brooks (Matt Drummond); and her great-grandchildren, Amelia and Henry Ross. Helen was preceded in death by her husband Brian (1997). She will be greatly missed by Leo Vandenberg with whom she was lucky to share her life in her later years. Born in Doncaster, England, Helen and Brian arrived in London, Canada, in 1952. Helen was proud to have been a teacher with the London District Catholic School Board. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to Mass. Registration will be required to attend the Funeral Mass and visitation.

To register for Helen’s visitation and Funeral Mass, please click here: Registration page for Helen's visitation and Funeral Mass on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Helen are asked to consider Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre or SARI Therapeutic Riding.

Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory at both indoor and outdoor services.

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Paul&Patti DrummondOur condolences to your family. Helen was a great spirited and kind woman. Memories will help to make you strong through the tough days ahead. Blessings to you all. Paul &Patti Drummond
TeresaDear Jane and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Teresa and Doug Arnsby-Weaver
Betty-Ann CoxDear Jane and family, Your mom was a beautiful person. She was kind and caring and a woman of deep faith in action. She will always be remembered by all the people whose lives she touched. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Betty & Tom Cox
Julia SertJane & family My sincere condolences Julie
Debbie Kampers My sincere condolences to the family. I had met her while she was my grade 5 teacher at St. Michael's. She had patience, a smile that made me feel at ease and was a very kind lady. Mrs. Mettham was respected by us as her students and appreciated by her colleagues. Again my condolences 🙏and prayers to the family.
Nancy (Elston) YoungOur Elston family is sending caring hugs to you, Catherine and Jane, as you honour your dear mom’s life and legacy of caring for and about others, cherishing family and friends, living life to its fullest and making smiles contagious. All of us have very fond memories of times spent with Helen, Brian and the two of you. Laughter was always a part of those visits. From our families to yours, we offer our sincere sympathies. Paul, Gary, Nancy, David, Jane and John
Barbara MilanovicDear Jane and Family, Your Mom was a gracious person whose faith was deeply expressed through many years of being a lector at Holy Family. May God Bless and Comfort You during this time of sorrow. With Sincere Condolences, Barbara and Joe
Sally ThomsonCathy and Jane, so many fond memories of your Mum came flooding back to me this evening. She was a character in the very best sense of the word. Your family was so blessed to have such a strong woman in your lives for so long!
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