Burak, Helen Mary

Burak, Helen Mary

July 1st, 2017

Peacefully, on Saturday, July 1st, 2017 – Canada’s 150th birthday, we said our final ‘So Long’ to Helen – better known as Baba.  Helen joins her husband Bill (Gigi), their daughter Brenda, and her parents John and Annie Kramer.  She was in her 89th year. Baba will be sadly missed, but lovingly remembered by her son, Brian and favorite daughter-in-law, Patti; her grandchildren, Matthew, Nathan and Melissa (William); sister-in-law, Joan Sage (John), and their boys Rob, Doug and families. Baba held a special place in her heart for each of her grandchildren! She and Gigi were the kids # 1 fans! Rarely, if ever, missed a sporting event, regardless of where they had to travel.  Always ready to celebrate with the infamous ‘Picnic’. What great memories we have to cherish! Special thanks to the wonderful team of care providers at South Huron Hospital in Exeter. Their care and compassion, over the last few weeks of Baba’s life, was incredible. ‘The little hospital that does’ certainly does. Thanks also to the staff at Exeter Villa where she resided for one short week. Baba lived her final three years at the Residence on the Thames in Chatham. She grew to love her home there, and the great team of support staff. Thanks for the loving care that was given her. A private family graveside interment will take place Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Thank you to both Westview Funeral Chapel and Forest Lawn Cemetery. If donations are being considered, the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex would be appreciated.

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Barbara SuitorSo sorry to hear this news. I am sure that many fond memories will help you through this difficult time.
Roger SteelsBrian, deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
Linda EricksonSo sorry to see you lost an important part of your life, and hope your memories, comfort you, during this difficult time.
Anita (Usaty) MinovDear Brian, Patti & Family~ Leah & I were sad to learn that your Mom has passed away. We knew your Mom & Dad for a very long time and have happy memories of them both. Our Moms were in that same "knitting" group forever. We hope that many happy memories will bring you abundant comfort. strength and peace as immediate grief subsides. Thinking of you, Anita & Leah
Bill & Cindy CarnieBrian, Patti and Family - Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother/grandmother. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Robin Rundle Drake and Ken McLennanOur deepest sympathy to you all in the loss of your beloved Baba. May the love she gave live in you daily.
Bonnie SullivanBrian, Patti and family So sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with all of you. Bonnie Sullivan
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