Surrounded by love from near and far, Helen Josephine Strain (nee Rogers) passed away peacefully on August 5th, in her 89th year.
Pre-deceased by loving husband of 49 years , Patrick. Cherished mother and Mother in law to Garvin, Andrea & her husband Thomas, Cathy and James, Julia and Mark, Fiona and Douglas, who live across Canada, United States, and Australia.
Much loved " Nana" to an international group of wonderful grandchildren - Paige (Canada) , Gianna, Joey, Nate, Jordan, Brock (Florida) , Chase and wife Elli (Belgium) , Samantha, Thomas and Daniel (Australia) .
Helen was born in Liverpool England, one of 13 children of Julia and Bill Rogers. She met Patrick in Liverpool and they had three children before emigrating to Canada in 1964.
Helen leaves behind a large and loving extended family living in England, and will also be mourned by Patricks loving family in Ireland.
A special thank you to all the nurses and staff of Stillwater Creek Residence, along with her personal caregivers, for the care and support of Helen and her family over the years. The family would also like to acknowledge the professional care and support provided by Dr. Lodha and his team at the Royal Ottawa Hospital.