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Helen Leslie Bullen

Helen Leslie Bullen (Farley)

Sunday, February 20th, 1938 - Sunday, March 1st, 2020
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Obituary

Helen Leslie Bullen (née Farley), of Kincardine, passed away at the South Bruce Health Centre-Kincardine, on Sunday, March 1st, 2020 at the age of 82.

Cherished wife of the late Bob Bullen (2014). Devoted mother of Leslie Bullen and Greg Bullen, of Toronto, and loving grandmother of Alexandra. Missed by her sister Doris and brother-in-law Jim Meldrum of Kincardine. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Predeceased by her parents Clayton & Mary Farley (née Hartwick), sister Mary (Don) Shaw and brother Grant (Margery) Farley.

Helen grew up in Kincardine, and then attended teachers’ college in Stratford. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Western Ontario. Her teaching career saw her teaching elementary school in Kitchener, and French at several schools in Toronto. After taking many years to raise a family, she returned to education to teach Grade 2, where many students’ lives were impacted. She will be fondly remembered by her teaching colleagues.

Helen’s interests throughout her life were varied, and included sewing, crafts, spending time at the cottage, reading, travel, the CBC, and church.

Upon her retirement, Helen returned to Kincardine, where she became an active member of the community, and an avid traveler. She was particularly active in Knox Presbyterian Church, where she will be missed by her many friends.

Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, 757 Princes Street, Kincardine, ON, N2Z 1Z5, 519-396-2701, on Friday, March 6th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church in Kincardine on Saturday, March 7th, at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Peggy Kinsman officiating. Interment, Kincardine Cemetery.

Charitable donations can be made to the Knox Presbyterian Church – Kincardine, Stephen Lewis Foundation or Doctors Without Borders.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 6th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Davey-Linklater Funeral Home
    Address
    757 Princes Street
    KINCARDINE, ON
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Knox Presbyterian Church - Kincardine
    Address
    345 Durham Street
    KINCARDINE, ON N2Z 1Y6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Peggy Kinsman
  • Interment

    Location
    Kincardine Cemetery
    Address
    294 Bruce Ave.
    KINCARDINE, ON N2Z 2P2
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    Notes
    Spring 2020
  • Reception

    Location
    Knox Presbyterian Church - Kincardine
    Address
    345 Durham Street
    KINCARDINE, ON N2Z 1Y6
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Bev Harris

Posted at 05:44pm
We were saddened to learn of your mother’s passing . We enjoyed many good times with your parents. The last time we saw her she was to happy to show us her apartment at Malcolm Place.
Steve Phillips and Bev Harris
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Janice Chalmers

Posted at 05:21pm
We had the pleasure of knowing both Helen & Bob upon their retirement to Kincardine. Such a lovely pair! Condolences to you all at the loss of such a wonderful sister, mother, grandmother & friend.
Brad & Janice Chalmers

Joan Hartwick

Posted at 08:58am
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
Treasure the happy memories you have shared through the years, hold them close to your hearts.
She is with her beloved Bob forever.
Sincerely,
Wayne and Joan Hartwick
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