January 20, 1937 – December 20, 2022
Helen began her journey to the Spirit World on December 20, 2022 at the Mindemoya Hospital with her family lovingly by her side. Helen is the daughter of Andrew and Rose (nee Migwans) Debassige, both predeceased. Helen is predeceased by her husband Ivan. They have nine children together. Glen (predeceased), Joseph (predeceased), Jeffrey (predeceased), Ronald Pat, Edward (predeceased), Alfred, Darlene, Adam (Meredith), and Gayle (Mike). Helen was also a mother figure to many friends of her children. Helen is survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be especially missed by Mitchal (Shonagh), Ian (Liz), Kristen (Keith), and Beau (Kayla). Helen was also surrounded with love from all her siblings and spouses. Noel (predeceased) (Mary), Bertha, Justin (Jean), Levina (predeceased) (Jack predeceased), Edward (Tammy), Tim (predeceased) (Eleanor), Nellie (predeceased), Elaine, Christopher (predeceased) (Amelia), Earl (Debbie), Sally (Glen), Christy (Ivan). Helen is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Helen is also predeceased by her best friend, Corene Addison. Helen will be lovingly missed by many great friends. Helen’s favourite past time was spending time with family and friends, playing bingo, and watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. Helen will always be remembered for her resiliency, strength and unconditional love. Visitation was held at the Wellness Centre, M’Chigeeng, on Tuesday December 27, 2022 from 2 pm followed by a wake service at 7 pm. Funeral Service was on Wednesday December 28, 2022 at 11 am. Burial in M’Chigeeng Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Angel Bus, Box 457 Gore Bay, ON P0P 1H0or http://www.manitoulinauxiliary.org.