Helen Jean Boothe

Helen Jean Boothe died peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus with her family by her side on June 13, 2003. She was 76.
She was the beloved wife for 53 years of Dr. Edward J. Boothe. She was the loving and devoted mother of Nancy (Douglas) Tindall of Calgary, and Barbara (Robert) Yantha of Ottawa. She was loving grandma of Melanie, Matthew and Melissa Tindall; and Jennifer Yantha.
She was born in Kenmore and attended area schools. She graduated from Ottawa Normal School in 1946. She was daughter of the late Stanley Carkner and Isabella “Bella” (nee McVey).
She is survived by sisters Doris (late Dean) Loney of Ottawa, Phyllis (Thomas) Curran of Williamstown, and Joyce (Donald) Fulford of Ottawa. Also surviving is brother-in-law Walter (late Nona) Cherry of Ottawa. She was predeceased by sister Kathleen Carkner, Nona Cherry and brother Duncan who was killed overseas. She will be missed by many dear cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral was held in the chapel of the Duncan Funeral Home in Metcalfe on June 17, with Rev. Lillian Roberts of Rideau Park United Church officiating.
Pallbearers were John Baird, Wayne Boothe, Keith Jeacle, Robert LeBlanc, David Loney, John Van Egmond and A.J. Welsh, all nephews of the deceased. Interment was at Capital Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Baker was born on Sept. 21, 1919 in Russell.
Friends paid their respects at the Winchester Funeral Home on June 24 and 25. The funeral service will be held on Thurs., June 26 at 11 am in the chapel of the Winchester Funeral Home, with Rev. Bob Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Knight’s Cemetery in Inkerman.
The pallbearers are Gerald Crowder, Dave Hutt, George Hutt, Tom Beck, Donald Runions and Dan Kelly.
For those wishing, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.