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Helen SMITH

Helen Doreen Smith (nee Donohue) passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at the age of 89 at the Brantford General Hospital. She was a beloved wife to the late Gordon Smith, who had predeceased her in 1995. Doreen was a loving mother to her late children Brian (1963), Debora (2023) and her surviving husband Bruce Ferguson of Simcoe, Linda (2011) and her surviving husband Mark Van Den Eeckhout of Walsingham, Gary Smith (2020), and Sandra Smith (Doug Bouck) of Walsingham. She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren, Jennifer (Neil) Dietrich, Jeff Ferguson, Ashley (Jeff) Wulleman, Brandi Smith and fiance Randy Jacobs, Lisa (Steve) McKibbon, Vanessa Van Den Eeckhout, Michael Skuce, Michelle (Scott) Hayes, as well as her great-grandchildren Claira, Bryce, Avalee, Charlie, Abby, Cole, Ethan, Brayden, Carson, Jackson, Lauren, and Benjamin. Doreen is survived by her sister, Mary Lou Thomas (Dave) of London, and her brothers Paul and Edith Donohue and Richard Donohue of Vanessa. She was predeceased by her parents, Edwin and Elsie (Whitehead) Donohue, her grandson Nicholas (1988), sister Shirley and Joe Komienski, brother-in-law Dave Thomas, and sister-in-law Judy Donohue. Doreen was an active member of her community, volunteering at the Port Rowan Thrift Store and the Norfolk General Hospital. She was also involved with various organizations such as the Catholic Women’s League, the Port Rowan Ladies Auxiliary, and the Red Hat Society.

Family and friends will be received at the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home in Port Rowan on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday, August 3, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. The Funeral Mass will take place at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Langton on Thursday, August 3, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart R.C. Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Personal condolences can be shared at the website http://www.gffh.ca.

Helen Doreen Smith (nee Donohue) peacefully passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at the Brantford General Hospital at the age of 89. Predeceased by her loving husband Gordon Smith in 1995, Doreen was a cherished mother to Brian (1963), Debora (2023), Linda (2011), Gary (2020), and Sandra. Her memory will be forever treasured by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Doreen was also a dedicated volunteer within her community and an active member of various organizations, such as the Catholic Women’s League, the Port Rowan Ladies Auxiliary, and the Red Hat Society. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home in Port Rowan before attending the Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Langton. In honor of Doreen’s life, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. Personal condolences can be shared at http://www.gffh.ca.

Helen Doreen Smith (nee Donohue) peacefully departed on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at the Brantford General Hospital at the remarkable age of 89. She was a cherished wife of the late Gordon Smith and is survived by her children Bruce Ferguson, Mark Van Den Eeckhout, and Sandra Smith. Her presence will be deeply missed by her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Doreen actively contributed to her community as a volunteer at the Port Rowan Thrift Store and the Norfolk General Hospital. She was an esteemed member of the Catholic Women’s League, the Port Rowan Ladies Auxiliary, and the Red Hat Society. Family and friends will gather at the Jeffrey W. Glendinning Funeral Home to pay their respects before attending the Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart R.C. Church. The family kindly requests donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Share your personal condolences at http://www.gffh.ca.

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