WALKER, B. Doreen (nee Helmkay) - Peacefully into the arms of the Lord at McMaster Medical Centre on May 6, 2010, in her 79th year after a brief illness. Beloved wife of William 'Bill' Walker of 56 years and lovingly cherished by her children Kim and Rob Petteplace, W. Ian and Elaine Walker, Ruth and Dave Rosewood and Keith and Jennifer Walker. Most loved grandma to Emily, Drew, William, Nolan Jonathan, Madalyn, Quinton and Michaela. Also remembered by brothers Norman and Marion Helmkay, Bruce and Ruth Garbutt; sisters-in-law Charlotte Latta, Clara McClung and Betty Walker. Born in Toronto, moved to Hamilton with marriage, Doreen raised her family and was a longtime member of Dundas Baptist Church, active member of Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec and contributed to her community with Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed her retirement as an RNA of Hamilton General Hospital, travelling and spending time with Bill, family and friends at the cottage in Lakefield. Celebrating her Life, visitation will be held at Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main St., Dundas on Monday, May 10, 2010, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and again on Tuesday, May 11 from 10-11 a.m. at the DUNDAS BAPTIST CHURCH where Doreen's Service will be held at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dundas Baptist Church, Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec or the charity of your choice. www.catteleatonandchambers.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star on May 8, 2010