Helen Agnes Near, age 99, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at Hillside Manor on February 15, 2018. Born in St. Marys, March 25, 1918, daughter of the late Ted and Jean (Dillon) Hammond. Beloved wife of the late Harry Near who predeceased her December 15, 1997. Loving mother of Gary – deceased (Rose), Harry (Joan), Joyce Habermehl, John, Jean Master, Doug, Clay (Diane), Ted (Heather), Randy (Wendy), Lynn Johnston (Ken). Also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was the last surviving member of her immediate family having been predeceased by sisters Jean, Kay, Mabel, Gladys, Ruth and by her brother George. Helen was a former member of St. Pauls Anglican Church, Stratford. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Tuesday, February 20, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. A family interment will take place at Avondale Cemetery followed by a reception at the funeral home. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of one’s choice through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

Service Information

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
from 10:30 -11:30 a.m.

Funeral Service
Tuesday, February 20th at 11:30 a.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home

Family Interment
Avondale Cemetery
4 Avondale Ave, Stratford

W.G. Young Funeral Home Reception Centre

Memorial Donations
Canadian Diabetes Association
Charity of One’s Choice


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