With saddened hearts we announce the passing of Helen Newton at the age of 97. She passed away peacefully with loved ones at her side. Born in Montreal, she was the daughter of Dr. Henry and Lillian Candlish (Holtby) deceased, and sister to Stanley and Marjorie, also both deceased. Helen was married to Leonard Ernest Newton in Montreal in 1946 following their discharge from the Royal Canadian Navy The birth of their three children Leonard Laurence (Judith) Christopher Henry, and Carol Anne (John) quickly followed. She had a dear nephew, Ross Candlish (Pam, deceased). She was grandmother to James (Robin), Roger (Alisa), John (Karina), Jason, Christianne, Matthew, and Holly, and great grandmother to Maria, Ilora, and Rowan. She was aunt to many nieces and nephews in her extended family. Helen was very proud of all of them.
Helen had many talents. Besides raising her three children she developed a thriving baked goods business, loved to read, sew, knit, weave, and work stained glass. An award-winning pianist and oil painter, she generously gave her creations to many people. She loved to play bridge and entertain. Helen often told stories of her childhood, and her time in the navy. She attributed her longevity to the many years of playing golf. In later years, Helen enjoyed travelling, especially to Europe.
Helen and Leonard moved to Brockville in the early 80’s. After Leonard’s passing in 1999, she continued to live in their wonderful old farmhouse until 2011, when she returned to Montreal. We will remember this amazing woman for her industry, persistence, sense of adventure, and warmth. Please join us in celebrating her life on April 24th, 2022, at Belvedere Complex, Senneville 22025 Trans-Canada Highway, Senneville, Quebec H9X 0B2. Visitation from 1:00 to 3:00, Service of remembrance at 3:00 followed by a reception.