Helen Irene Smith
Helen Irene Smith, a resident of Dundas Manor in Winchester, died at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on March 12, 2003. She was 94.
She was born in Williamsburg Township on June 5, 1908 to Andrew Barkley and Annabel (nee Hudson). She married the late Harold C. Smith on Sept. 2, 1939 in Ottawa.
Mrs. Smith taught school for over 35 years. She began teaching at Maple Ridge Public School. She eventually taught at several local schools including Forward Road Public School, Boucks Hill Public School, Dunbar Public School and Williamsburg Public School.The last 15 years of her career were spent at City View Public School in Ottawa.
She was educated in Williamsburg Township and lived there until the late 1950s when the family moved to Ottawa. She lived in Ottawa until 1985 when she moved to the Park Drive Villa in Williamsburg. She lived primarily in the Williamsburg area since that time. She was a member of the United Church of Canada and the Women’sInstitute.
She will be remembered by children Gordon (Margaret) of Chesterville, Ralph (Barbara) of Osgoode, and Edie Beckstead of Ottawa.
She was predeceased by brother Egerton and Reg Barkley, and a twin sister, Hilda McMartin-MacDermid.
She is also survived by sister-in-law Olive Barkley of Morrisburg. She was loving grandmother of Todd Beckstead, Steven, Jeffrey and Neil Smith. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and Smith family sister and brothers-in-law.
Friends called at Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on March 14 and 15. The funeral was on March 15 with Rev. Sandy Macpherson officiating. Interment was at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville.
Pallbearers were Todd Beckstead, Steven Smith, Jeffrey Smith, Robert Barkley, Brian Barkley and Bob Scott.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or Williamsburg United Church would be appreciated by the family.