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 www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph www.sjhg.ca or to Hope and Healing International (formerly CBM – Christian Blind Mission Canada) hopeandhealing.org