Helen Elizabeth (McKinnon) (Priamo) WRIGHT
1951 - 2020
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Helen Elizabeth Wright (McKinnon) (Priamo), age 69, of Stratford, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Born in Guelph, ON., on September 3, 1951, daughter of the late Jack and Margaret (Samuel) McKinnon. Beloved wife and true love to Doug. Loving mother to Hope (Paul) Shantz. Proud and cherished grandmother to Haydn and David Shantz. Helen was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Margaret, and 2 brothers John and Dale (affectionately known as Sam). Helen is survived by her siblings, Robert, sister-in-law, Linette Lahey, Donna (Bruce), Karen (Dave) and many nieces and nephews. Helen was passionate about her family, loved to travel, cook and enjoyed tending to her stunning gardens. In keeping with Helen's wishes cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice through the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com

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Published in Guelph Mercury Tribune on Oct. 17, 2020.
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October 29, 2020
Our deepest sympathy is extended to Helen’s family. We have many fond memories of her while accompanying her husband Doug Wright at many social events through his work with The Cooperators. She was such a positive influence on Doug and everyone she was associated with. Always a smile and full of fun. Will never forget the photo shoot we did when we all jumped on her bed with her. The biggest smile I have ever seen.
Mervin and Aline Backstrom
October 19, 2020
Doug - it is with a broken heart that Gary and I write this message. We are so saddened to hear of Helen’s passing. The first time we met her we knew within moments that she was the real deal, the lady that would light up a room. We loved our visits with Helen, the laughter and the chats. She was one of the best cooks we knew and our favourite memories with her are over a glass of wine and great food, particularly in our backyard one night and at your home in Guelph! She was so gracious, generous and the ultimate host!
She had the best smile and laugh, along with a genuine warmth and she shared it everyone around her! She will be missed.
Helen, we feel honoured to have known you!
Doug, take care of yourself and ever you are out west please give us a call!
Louella and Gary Skogberg
Louella & Gary Skogberg
October 18, 2020
Helen was my good friend in both Elementary to Secondary school. We were classmates and walked to school together every day. I have enjoyed her company for many years. I will truly miss her!
Lee Visser Fair
October 18, 2020
Helen was my friend from an early age. We lived in the same neighborhood, attended the same elementary and Secondary schools, walked together there, and were good buddies for many years. I will truly miss her.
Lee Visser Fair
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