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Helen Topham

February 16, 1928 to March 30, 2009

Helen passed away peacefully at Seaforth Community Hospital on Monday March 30, 2009. She resided in Brussels and was born 81 years ago in Saskatchewan, a daughter of the late Casian and Anne (Turkelets) Biholar. Helen was a member of the Majestic Women's Institute. Beloved wife of the late Bob Topham who predeceased her in 2001. Loving mother of Roberta and Bill Bridge of Caledonia, Ron and Pat, Gerry and Lillias all of Clifford, Kathy and Jim Bridge of Brussels, Tammy and Tom Bott of Guelph. Special grandma of Candice, Amie, Ron, Shaun, Steven, Crystal, Michelle, Mike, Curtis, Jeff, Stephanie, Cheryl, Chris, Sandra, Teresa, Brandon, Amelia, Matthew, Andrew and 29 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of John and Kay Biholar, Rose and Dan Rohovie, Flo Paulence all of Alberta, George and Eleanor Biholar of Saskatchewan. Fondly remembered by sisters-in-law Alberta Maas of Streetsville, Marion Fraser of Fordwich, brother-in-law Richard Topham of Manitoulin Island and by many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by her daughter Marie in infancy, brother-in-law Bill Paulence and sister-in-law Margaret Williams. Helen's family invites relatives and friends to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home 141 John Street, Atwood, on Thursday April 2, 2009 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Helen's life will be held at Melville Presbyterian Church, Brussels on Friday April 3, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Cathrine Campbell officiating. Interment in Memory Gardens, Breslau. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: Seaforth Community Hospital 24 Centennial Drive Seaforth, ON N0K 1W0 Town and Country Support Services 431 Josephine Street Wingham, ON N0G 2W0 or Heart and Stroke Foundation 556 Huron Street Stratford, ON N5A 5T9 would be appreciated and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity of choice at the above address.


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