In memory of

Kim Alison Yewman

May 1, 1956 -  February 4, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kim Yewman, 66, of Toronto Ontario on Saturday February 4, 2023 after a brief illness with her family by her side. Born May 1, 1956 to the late Irving and Margaret Yewman. Predeceased by her brother John Yewman.

She will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 39 years Richard Helliwell, her daughter Alison(Mark), her son Geoffrey and cherished granddaughter Isla.

She will be deeply missed by her sister and best friend Wendy Yewman(Alan), her nieces, nephews cousins and all those who knew her.

A visitation will be held on Thursday February 16 at The Simple Alternative Funeral Centres from 4-8 pm. (1535 South Gateway Road). A celebration of her life to be held at a later date. Cremation has already taken place.

Many thanks to the nurses , doctors and staff of the Trillium Hospital for their kind and compassionate care for Kim.
In lieu of flowers please consider a charitable donation to the Trillium Health Partners which would be very much appreciated by her family."


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Nancy Grainger Wilson (Friend)

Entered February 10, 2023 from Canada

Dear Richard, Alison, and Geoffrey,

I met Kim when we were 9, in grade 4. We were the 2 tallest in our grade and certainly bonding began then. Kim was a bridesmaid at our wedding and for much of our early adult life Kim was my sidekick and the true friend I could always count on. Of course over time we became busy with our families and no longer had the same time to spend so in recent years we had slacked off.
Kim was a true friend and that is forever!

Much love,

Susan Helliwell (Sister-in-law)

Entered February 10, 2023 from Halifax, NS

My deepest condolences for the loss of Kim. She will be missed!

So sorry we cannot attend the visitation, but our warmest wishes are with you all at this challenging time.


Sheila Cutler (Friend & colleague)

Entered February 10, 2023 from Penetanguishene ON

I first knew Kim and family, when Briarcrest reopened ,as a teacher/librarian/principal supply and most importantly as a friend and valued volunteer without whom, I would have be unable to undertake the many responsibilities. So conscientious, so dedicated, so innovative, what Kim brought to me and our school community was far beyond a volunteer area. From book fairs organization, to receiving new resource materials, to interacting with Library visitors of all ages, Kim was incredibly appreciated and valued as an important member of our Briarcrest family. Kim & I stayed in touch post my retirement and shared not only wonderful memories of Briarcrest times but also family joys and, in particular, what granddaughter Isla brought to she and Richard.
My heart goes out to Richard, Alison, Geoffrey and families....Kim was a treasure and an incredible and wonderful friend...I will miss her ever ....Love, Sheila Cutler

Ruth and David Bell (Friend)

Entered February 10, 2023 from Mississauga

Dear Alison, Mark, Isla, and your families, We are so sorry for your huge loss Alison - there are no words to console during your time of sadness. May the great memories of all the good times shared with your Mom sustain you now and forever. May God give you and your family the strength you need right now. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Barbara ((Wright) Myrvold (Childhood friend)

Entered February 11, 2023 from Peterborough

I was so sorry to read this. I have many good memories of Kim and Wendy. Kim was like a bright, shining, warm light❤️. I know she will be greatly missed. Wendy please feel free to get in touch. Robin and I would love to hear from you. My utmost condolences 💐


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