In memory of

Helen Rundle

July 20, 1927 -  February 26, 2018

Born in Oshawa, the only child of Jack and Vi Petre, Helen is survived by husband Rae, children Dean (Sandra), Scott (Denise), Gregg (Jackie), Leigh (David Garvey), grandchildren Kristin, Christopher, Michael, Katie, David, Jarrett and 4 great grandchildren – Jadyn, Kyle, Jacob and Elena. Helen got her grade 13 certificate and worked for 5 years at the Public Utilities Commission in Oshawa and then 18 years as Administrative Assistant at the Canadian Mental Health Association until her retirement after which she remained for 8 years on the board of directors. She will be missed by her many relatives and friends. A special thank you to Sue (RN) and Kim (PSW) from LHIN Group Palliative Care for the kindness and compassion shown to Helen. A memorial visitation will be held at THORNTON CEMETERY & FUNERAL CENTRE, 1200 Thornton Road North, Oshawa, (South of Taunton Road and off of Dryden Blvd, 905-579-6787) on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 2 pm – 4 pm and 7 pm – 9 pm. A celebration of Helen’s life will take place at Faith United Church (1778 Nash Road, Courtice) on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations to Faith United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Please visit for further details.


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Roseanne and Brian Cheropita (Friend of Leigh and Dave.)

Entered February 26, 2018 from St. Catharines, Ontario

Leigh and Dave and family.

I am so very sorry to her about the passing of your mom...
The loss of someone dear to us is never easy. I hope all the cherished memories that you have of your mom brings you some light during this dark time. She is now at peace, and your family now have their own guardian angel.

Sharon Will and Rob Headley (Friend)

Entered February 26, 2018

Hi Leigh and David
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, so sorry for your loss,
Even though I never met your mom, I loved all the wonderful stories I heard about her,
She had to be so special as she raised a very special lady, love you to bits

Rob and Sharon

Johanna Ames (Friend and co-worker of Leigh Garvey)

Entered February 27, 2018 from Mississauga

Leigh, my deepest condolences of the loss of your Mom as I know that she will be missed by you and your family. Take the comfort in knowing that she is now at peace and will forever be in your heart and memories. Thinking of you as you move through this difficult time. Take care and remember that I am here for you always.

Jackie Cox (Friend of the Family)

Entered February 27, 2018 from Oshawa

This picture is exactly how I will remember Helen.
Big smile and a sparkle in her eye. Lovely woman, wife and mother, and a good sport.
She will be sadly missed.


Maria Macatrao (co-worker)

Entered February 27, 2018 from Mississauga

My deepest condolences to the family for your great loss.
May she rest in eternal peace.
God Bless and give you strength to endure this most difficult time


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