Helen Marie Flanagan, age 94, of Stratford, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth. Born in South Easthope Township, daughter of the late Henry and Emma (Koch) Berg. Helen was predeceased by her husband William Flanagan (1980). Much loved mother of Ken (Yvonne) Flanagan, Paul Flanagan (deceased 2014), Ruthanne (John) Kelly, Joan (Neal) Ebel and Pat Flanagan. Helen was blessed with thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, and she will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Helen was the last surviving member of her family; her brothers Gordon, Elmer, Walter and her sisters Clara, Ruby and Laura had predeceased Helen. Mom was a gracious, classy and a wonderful person, she loved her family and her friends. Helen was proud to have been a member of the Hillcrest Women’s Institute and past president. The family would like to sincerely thank all the nurses and staff of the Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth, Home and Community Care Support Services and Drs. Lappano and Brooks for the wonderful care and compassion given to mom on her final journey, it was all very much appreciated. Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 6-9 p.m. at the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. Those wishing to attend Helen’s visitation may call the funeral home to reserve a spot, mandatory masks and social distancing are required. The family will celebrate Helens’ life with a private service on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 1 p.m. Those who wish to join the family from their home can do so by clicking view livestream under Helen’s obituary. Interment to follow in Avondale Cemetery.  As expressions of sympathy, memorial donation may be made to the Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth or a charity of your choice through the funeral home. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com


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