Passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, on Saturday, November 5th, 2016. Helen Elizabeth Gardiner (nee Duncan), of Kilsyth, at the age of 76 years. Dearly loved wife of Russell McConnell and the Late William Gardiner (1999). Loving mother of Nora Saunders (Budd), Mary Edmonstone (Dave), and Krista Gardener (Will Slot), all of OwenSound. Loving grandmother of Mark Moore (Cori), Matthew Moore (Jackie), Michelle Farmer (Jason), Bobby Edmonston (Sarah), Justin Edmonstone, Katie Byers (Nate Barfoot), Rebecca Byers, and Quentin Saunders. Also missed by her 9 great-great grandchildren, and her siblings; Bill Duncan (Marj), Jean Beynon (Lorne), Paul Duncan (Linda), and her sister in law Marg Duncan, Ellen McConnell, Edna Gill (Bob), and brother in law Jim McConnell (Liz). Predeceased by her; parents Ronald and Betty Duncan, siblings Ron Duncan, Bob Duncan (Joyce), and brother in law Donald McConnell.
A private family service will be held in the chapel of the BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 250 – 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492). If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (A.R.D.S.), or Owen Sound Hospital Foundation 6-2 Ward as an expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family on-line at www.woodfuneralhome.ca