Margaret Sanderson

Helen Sanderson

Sunday, December 7th, 1930 - Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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M. Helen Sanderson (nee Anderson)
December 7, 1930 - August 3, 2020

Helen was born in Woodbridge, Ontario to Reverend Joshua and Mrs. Ina Anderson. Helen leaves behind her loving family, son Brian and daughter-in-law Deanna Pelino and grandchildren Sean and Mallory Sanderson.

She also leaves behind cherished sister-in-law Flo Anderson and a caring extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her husband Bill Sanderson, granddaughter Justine, her brother Howard, sister-in-law Joyce and brother Ross.

Helen lived the greater part of her life in Toronto and worked as a nurse and later as a librarian. Her leisure hours were filled with music, gardening, family time and visits with friends far and near. She found joy and friendship as a longtime member of Melrose Community Church and took great pride in overseeing the growth of their library.

Helen passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Guelph. Brian and his family would like to thank all her caregivers for their dedication and kindness.

A celebration of Helen’s life will be held virtually on Zoom from Gilbert MacIntyre and Son on Friday, August 6 at 1 p.m. at

Flowers are gratefully declined. If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph or to Hope and Healing International (formerly CBM – Christian Blind Mission Canada)
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A funeral service for Helen will be held on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 1 p.m.


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I am sorry to hear of the passing of Helen. I got to know Helen while I was a member of Melrose Baptist Church between 1980 and 1997. We found that we had a common desire to be Librarians as we both graduated from Seneca College as Library Technicians although years apart. I helped Helen in the set up of the Library at Melrose and we also attended Library Conferences at the Ontario Church Library Association that Helen was once the President of. My husband David helped build and install the shelves in the Melrose Library and my son Christopher helped her with computer issues. So we were very involved with Helen over the years.

She was an inspiration to me which gave me the confidence to start up a church library at my church in Courtenay, BC. I ran this Library successfully for for over 13 years. She was a dear person, so energetic and enthusiastic. We kept in touch over the years at Christmas until we lost touch with one another when she moved and her health deteriorated. We shall remember her always with affection. We sincerely sympathize with you, her family, for her loss.
Barbara and David Robinson, Courtenay, BC

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