Helen Mary Louise Smith (Eaton)

February 23, 1923 to January 9, 2021



After a wonderful life Helen passed peacefully away in her 98th year.  She was predeceased by her husband Bert and son Bob, brothers Cam, Bill, Doug, and David, and sister Daisy Delong.  Left with cherished memories are her son Doug (Becky Roome), daughter Janet, daughter-in-law Elizabeth Hamlyn, brother Alistair Eaton, her grandchildren Jeremy (Cyra Belbin), Hayley, Alexander,  Lauren (Patrick Tweddell), and her large extended family. Helen is also fondly remembered by her special friends Maureen Ryan, Nellie Thompson and Theresa Butler.

Helen’s family would like to extend special thanks to those who helped make her final days so much easier.  Her health care team Laurie Metcalfe, Kim Collins, Nathalie Caddigan, Dr. Robbins and Dr. McManamon were always there for her and provided wonderful care.  Friends Doreen Cuff, Robert Power and David Philpott showed Helen much care, generosity, and support.  We are truly grateful to you all.

There will be no visitation or funeral at this time.  The family will hold a celebration of Helen’s life at a date to be determined later. 

Donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the SPCA (spcanl.com), the Salvation Army food bank, or to the charity of one’s choice. 




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Jan, Doug and the Smith family
Deepest condolences and heart felt sympathies on the loss of your mother. May your many memories sustain you during this time.
Sarah and Don Osmond

Condolences on the loss of your mother. Sounds like she was special to many people. My thoughts are with you, Becky and the family.
Alan Pickersgill

Doug, Becky, Janet and family,

Our heartfelt condolences to all of you. “Gramma Helen” was an important person in our lives and the lives of our children. Her steadfast comfort and support were always generously given to us all.

We celebrate her long life and will remember her fondly.

My sincere condolences to all Helen’s family.
I had the pleasure of working with Mrs Smith in the 60’s. when I started my first job and she quickly took me under her wing.. She was.truly a beautiful person who took time to have a sincere interest in other.s

Sincere condolences on the passing of your mother.
Marilyn and Claude

Janet. So sorry to hear of Helen’’s passing..My condolences to you and the Family

My condolences to all the family .I worked with Helen aka Mother at the Royal Bank West End Br for many years and have some wonderful memories of that time

my sincere condolences n the passing of your mother.

So sorry for your loss Debbie and I have been gone for a time but have fond memories of Helen God Bless

Doug, Becky, Janet and family,
So sorry to hear of Helens passing. It was always a pleasure spending time in her company, and seeing her smile. Thinking of you at this time.
Pete Judy and family


Sending sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mom.

I’m so sorry for your loss, Jan. Please know I’m thinking about you and your family.

My deepest condolences to you Jan.

To Jan & family. Please accept our sincere condolences
on the passing of your Mother. My Mother, Nellie Thompson cherished the bond of friendship she had with Helen going back to the days when they met through Kiwanis when my Dad Eric and Bert were members. That friendship extended through the years as bridge partners.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you now through this difficult time. Your special memories of her will
will comfort you.
Paul and Jean Thompson and Nellie Thompson

Jan I am so sorry to about your mom I met your mom at pats plants and gardens 20 years ago when I meet her I loved her from the start every year after that she would come in her and your dad.her would sit and wait for her to pick up her flowers .then your dad passed away and the you came I loved you from the start you were special in every way I will Helen mom as I used to call her please accept my sincere condolences rip in peace Helen

All my condolences on the loss of your mother.

Jan and family.Please accept my sincere condolences. I am very saddened to read this. I will truly miss your beautiful Mom and our wonderful visits. Take comfort in knowing that she is reunited with her family that have gone before her. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Janet and Doug. My sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. She was a great neighbour to have and was always there ready for a chat and a cup of tea. Both your parents had a great zest for life and especially family. She certainly helped me through some difficult times. It was an extreme pleasure to have been her neighbour for many years. Sharon (Book) Capell

Becky & Family,

Deepest condolences on the loss of your mother-in-law. I’m sure you have years of treasured memories. Take care.

To Helen’s family. I met Helen when I joined St. Luke’s Bridge and my sister and I played with her and Nellie Thompson. Helen was a very interesting and bright lady, and also was blessed with the Eaton charm and wit. It was always a pleasure to be in her company, and the afternoon always passed quickly with much laughter. I met her twice after she and Nellie retired from the St. Luke’s Bridge, and so enjoyed having a chat with her. Helen was a lovely lady. My sympathies are with you on your loss

Janet & Families,

Sincere Sympathy on your Mother’s passing. Treasure her beautiful memories to help you through the days ahead. God bless you all.

Cathy Boulos/Celeste Mercer

Jan, Doug, Becky, Elizabeth and kids:

Sending lots of love to you all. What a beautiful picture of Helen – she was a stunning young woman and always a strong and beautiful person inside and out.

We will cherish the many fond memories of her as she truly did have a wonderful life!

I’m sure Bert is happy to be reunited with his bride 🙂

Love, Sue, Robert and kids

Doug and Becky and Family
Sorry to hear, Doug, of the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Take care.

Mrs. Smith met me in the mid 70’s, I was and still am a friend of her son Doug. 40 years later I ran into her and she needed no reminder of who I was, she remembered both names.

Rest in peace.

To the Smith and Eaton families, please accept our condolences and warmest thoughts on your loss.

Dear Doug, please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother. I am sure she was very proud of you. I hope that despite the pandemic your family will find ways to comfort one another and reflect on her life and your time together. Thinking of you, Becky and Jeremy.

To Doug ,Becky and Family, and Mr. Eaton and family,
So very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom, sister and grandmother. From all reports,, a remarkable lady. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Take Care.
Peggy and Bob Baker

To Janet and Family, sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Please accept our condolences, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Peter and Shirley Barbour.

Janet and family, my heart goes out to you. I feel blessed to have known Helen, aka Momma. I will cherish our visits and the laughs we shared.
Sending my love,
The other Maureen Ryan : )

My heartfelt condolences to Janet and family on the passing of a truly wonderful lady. I met Mrs. Smith about Three years ago and we instantly bonded , we enjoyed each other’s company, many phone calls, she always made me feel so special .
Another angel to watch over us!

Many blessings and may she Rest In Peace!


Doug, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your dear Mom.
Take care and all the best to you, Becky and your family during this hard time.

Doug: Brenda and I just heard the sad news about your Mom. Please accept our condolences and best wishes.. All the best to you, Beckey and your family.


So sorry to learn of dear Helen’s passing, Sincere condolences to the Smith and Eaton families. Helen and the Eaton family were very dedicated volunteers of the Canadian Red Cross and I had the pleasure of knowing each of them and admired their commitment to the Society and the valuable contribution they each made. I worked with Helen as a volunteer and had great respect . A wonderful graceful lady she was. Sincere sympathy to Alistair at this sad time.

Janet, my beautiful friend, you are in my heart. I am thinking of you and your family. May your heart be so full on beautiful memories. Blessings always my dear friend.

It was a pleasure having tea on the back porch, and chatting in the den. Thankful, I could be counted among her acquaintances.

Doug, Becky, Jeremy & family,
So sorry to learn of your mother’s/grandmother’s passing. It is always difficult losing a loved one, no matter their age. Please accept our condolences on your loss.
Janet & Jim