Helen was diagnosed with Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease in 2019. She was strong until her final breath on February 8, 2023, with her daughters by her side at Sunnyside Long Term Care Home, Kitchener, ON. Bill took an unexpected demise 6 days later, on February 14, 2023, at his home in Cambridge, ON. The family believes he passed with a broken heart.
“They were inseparable in life, nor could they be separated by death itself.” (author unknown).
Helen had an infectious laugh, the best hugs, and a stubborn streak. She was a fantastic cook and was extremely proud of her home and garden. She was a tough Mom, but she was also very loving. She put her heart and soul into everything and everyone she touched. She was a welcomed resident of Laurel Creek and Buttonworks Neighbourhoods, at Sunnyside LTCH, where she made many friends, almost daily.
Bill was a grand storyteller, and loved watching the Toronto Blues Jays as well he was a huge fan of The Montreal Canadiens Hockey Team. He loved his step-daughters very much, and their immediate families. He was devoted to Helen, and their dog Mitzie. With two bad hips, and fluctuating blood pressure he was determined to visit Helen as often as he could.
It seemed only appropriate that Helen would call Bill to heaven to be by her side. The only time they were apart was the three years that they survived whilst Helen lived out her life at Sunnyside LTCH.
Cremation has already taken place. There will be no service however, a celebration of their lives will be held towards the end of June 2023. More details will follow.
We, the daughters, want to thank everyone for their kindness, thoughts, and prayers during this challenging time for us. We would also like to thank the staff at Sunnyside LTCH of the Laurel Creek and Buttonworks Neighbourhoods for their unconditional love and support for Mom and our family.
It is our wish, that if a donation would like to be made, please send it to The Sunnyside Foundation, in memory of Helen Rose online at www.sunnysidefoundation.ca or by phone at 519-893-8494 extension 6377.
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