Winchester Press – obit – Helen Gilmer
Helen Gilmer (nee Fisher), a lifetime residentof the area passed away following a brief illness at the MontfortHospital in Ottawa on Fri., Oct. 12, 2007. She was 82.
She was born Oct. 30, 1924 in Matilda Township to the late HaroldFisher and the former Berdina Monroe. She was raised and educatedin Haddo until high school when she boarded in Iroquois duringthe week so she could attend school, and went home on the weekends.
She married Percy Gilmer on June 30, 1948 and together they hadone son Larry.
She was a proud member of the Brinston United Church, the UnitedChurch Women, and the Matilda Rebekah Lodge #342, Brinston, andshe was always there to help out at their many functions. Shewas a talented musician and she entertained many people throughouther lifetime playing the piano, organ, and harmonica. She wasan active lady who dearly loved, and who was dearly loved by,her family and friends. Her pleasant demeanor and smile will befondly remembered by all those who had the pleasure of knowingher.
She was predeceased by her husband Percy. She is survived by herson Larry (Debbie) of South Mountain, and her grandchildren Timothy(Becky), Matthew, Shawn, and Ashley. She was predeceased by hersisters Dorothy Fisher and Ruby McMillan, and her brother BrockFisher. Aunt Helen will be lovingly remembered by many niecesand nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquoison Oct.15. The funeral service was held at Brinston United Churchon Oct. 16 with Rev. Yvonne Willis officiating, followed by intermentat Spruce Haven Cemetery in Brinston. The pallbearers were TimothyGilmer, Matthew Gilmer, Shawn Gilmer, Jim Adams, John McMillan,and Harold McMillan. Lorne Strader was an honourary pallbearer.
Donations to the Brinston United Church would be gratefully acknowledgedby the family.