Helen Isabel Petrie, age 88, passed away peacefully at Cedarcroft Place, Stratford on May 27, 2015. God saw she was getting tired, so He put His arm around her and whispered “come with me”. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands put to rest. She was born in Stratford, daughter of the late Elwood and Winnifred Thistle. Helen was a devoted mother and grandmother. She will be missed by her children Steve Petrie (Marlene), Nancy Petrie (Susan), Bruce Petrie (Ruth Ann), Susan Van Sickle (Darrell); daughter-in-law Bernice Petrie; grandchildren Joey Hopkins (Stefania), Sarah Rockwood (Tyler), Jodi Martin (Curtis), Tasha Kushner (Miguel), Stacy Van Sickle (Nathan), Kory Petrie (Danielle); 4 great grandsons and 4 great granddaughters. Also surviving is a brother-in-law Jim Hoy and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents Helen was predeceased by a son Wayne, a grandson Kris, her husband Clarence, a brother William Thistle (Vera) and sisters Vera Jones (Fred) and Florence Hoy. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Monday, June 1, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment at Avondale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
One hour before funeral service
Monday, June 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home
4 Avondale Avenue
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Canadian Cancer Society