Helen Elizabeth Pinkerton
Helen’s long battle with ALS showed her courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the adversity, she stayed positive until the end. Her pleasant personality was contagious to everyone she met and her cheerful attitude and bright smile will be missed. Helen’s education included Lakeshore Teacher’s College, York University, and a Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Education. Helen taught in several schools within the Toronto Board of Education and this is where Helen became fast friends with Brian. Together they enjoyed 48 years of married bliss and raised their two sons. As a couple, their profound respect and admiration for each other propelled them into a love not seen by many, but noticed by all. Helen and the family settled in Picton in the early 2000’s and she felt very much at home with her calm and pleasant demeanor, matching the atmosphere of the county. Helen became an active and devoted member of St. Mary Magdalene Church and was involved in many aspects of church life, such as the Altar Guild. Helen enjoyed the time spent with her church family and the friendships that blossomed through activities. Her experience and love of early childhood education found a new outlet with the ROC (Recreation Outreach Centre) in Picton as a volunteer. She took great delight in teaching creative arts and crafts to the young children there. The home dining room became the headquarters for developing and preparing her craft projects. Helen loved to travel with her family, including two years of home-schooling on the road with the boys. Helen also loved being busy outside, decorating inside, and doing what ever she could to help. Finally, the family wishes to express their thanks to the countless medical professionals, delivery drivers, cleaners, and friends that helped us get Helen to Heaven. Without all of your love and support, this journey would not have been such smooth sailing for the many years out at sea. It was truly an honour to have you into our home.