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HELWIG, D.V.M., DR. LYNN BRUCE - February 27, 1929 - July 11, 2017 Lynn died peacefully at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry. Deeply loved husband of Joan for 61 years. Loving father of Christel Helwig and loved father-in-law of Ed Ellison. "Bunka" to grandchildren Hannah and Ben Goodman of Toronto. Predeceased by mother Lucinda Schneider and father Lynn Sr. of Neustadt, Ontario and brothers Harry, Rodney, Homer, Howard, Paul, Larry and Glen. Sadly missed by canine friend Cedar Moon. Many nieces and nephews will remember Uncle Lynn. He enjoyed the friendship of sisters-in-law Ruth, Gwen, Laurene, Susan and longtime friends Margaret Barr, Ann Clarke and Ross McMillan. Lynn was a member of Spring Garden Baptist Church – North York for 61 years. Lynn graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph in 1954. He was a member of Omega Tau Sigma Fraternity. He served for many years on the Board of the OVC Alumni Association and was accepted for Life Membership. The Senate of the University of Guelph conferred the title of Honorary Companion of the University upon Lynn. Upon graduation, Lynn joined Agriculture Canada, Health of Animals Branch. He retired in 1990. He received Life Membership in the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada. He was a member of the Institute since 1968 and received the Professional Institute Service Award in recognition of his various roles on the Board of Directors. Lynn was a past member of the Toronto Seniors' Forum. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque through WAGG FUNERAL HOME, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171), to the Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.waggfuneralhome.com
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Wagg Funeral Home Ltd.
216 Queen Street
Port Perry, ON L9L 1B9
(905) 985-2171
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Published in the Toronto Star on July 29, 2017