Margaret Elizabeth HELLIKER

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  • "My sincerest sympathy to Sandy, John, and Kirk on the loss..."
    - Eileen Phillips
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HELLIKER, Margaret Elizabeth (nee Gibson) - In her 91st year, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 after a short illness. Affectionately known as Lil Shrimp, she is survived by her loving sons, Alex "Sandy" Helliker, John Robert Helliker (wife Denise O'Rourke), Douglas Helliker (wife Diane), and Kirk Helliker. She will be greatly missed by her loving granddaughters Roxy Helliker O'Rourke and Carmen Day. She is predeceased by John Alexander Helliker, her loving husband of 63 years, daughter Susan Kathleen Helliker (1946-48), daughter-in-law Winnie Helliker, and brother George Alexander Gibson. Surviving brothers are Charles Gibson and Joseph Gibson. An exceptionally strong and joyful woman, Margaret overcame many serious illnesses over the years and received exemplary care from the staff at both St. Joseph's Health Centre and Bridgepoint Health. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.), on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sleeping Children Around the World, 28 Pinehurst Cres., Toronto M9A 3A5 ( where Margaret was a longtime volunteer. For those who wish, online condolences may be made through

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Turner & Porter Funeral Directors - Butler Chapel
4933 Dundas Street West
Etobicoke, ON M9A 1B6
(416) 231-2283
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Published in the Toronto Star on Feb. 21, 2014