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In Loving Memory


Helen Joanne Burden

Born in Sarnia, Ontario

August 15, 1932

Died in Sarnia, Ontario

October 2, 2017

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Obituary Announcement

Burden; Helen Joanne (n. Callum)

Suddenly, peacefully with her loving family by her side, Helen passed at Bluewater Health in Sarnia on Monday October 2, 2017, at the age of 85. Loving mother of Cathy Anguish (Tom), Christine Barnes (Trevor), Carrie Gilmore and Kimberleigh McCampbell (Rocky). Cherished Grandma of Nicholas Anguish (Laura), Aaron Barnes (Tori), Tyler Barnes, Katie Gilmore and Kayla Gilmore-Pugh (Ronnie), and Great Grandma of eight. Dear Auntie Helen of Danny Rapaich (Maura), David Rapaich (Joy), and Steven Rapaich (Doreen) and Great Aunt of eight. Predeceased by her parents Gordon & Kathleen Callum, her loved brother in law Nick Rapaich, her much loved sister Betty Rapaich, her son in law Garry Barnes and her special friend Jack Thorpe. Helen was a passionate bridge player, reader, loved crossword puzzles and watching Jeopardy. Helen looked forward to “5 o’clock somewhere”. Helen was the life of the party and lit up the room with her beautiful smile. Helen would say, “I did it my way. “Cremation has taken place. At Helen’s request, no visitation or services are to be held. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Helen’s Guestbook” at If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.



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My sincerest sympathies to Helen's entire family. I had the pleasure of enjoying Helen's company many times with her and Jack. She certainly did have a wonderful smile. She sat at my dining table and had a good old old game of bridge with my Mom!

Heather Emmons

So sorry to hear of Helen's passing. She was a great lady, always a smile, and was certainly a great companion for Uncle Jack Thorpe.

Wanda & Ron Pratt