WATTIE, Helen Pauline, B.A., M.Ed. - Died Thursday, October 22, 2009. Born in Bracebridge, Muskoka, September 1, 1911, of parents A.T. Wattie and Janet Orrock Wattie. Sister of Dora Wattie, Margaret Anderson and Ethel McLaughlin (all now deceased). Their children, lan Anderson (Katy), Bill McLaughlin (Marlene) and Mary Corestine (Ian) remain to mourn with their families. Helen taught Food, Nutrition and Home Management, or as it was known then Home Economics, in Weston, St. Catharines, Kirkland Lake, on exchange to Edmonton, at Ryerson Community College in Toronto, and as Vice-Principal at Kirkland C.V.I. On retirement she went with CUSO to Ghana, West Africa for two years to continue teaching. With Elinor Donaldson Whyte in 1953, they revised The Canadian Cookbook, which had been written by Nellie Lyle Pattinson 30 years earlier and which went through many revisions in English and French. At Helen's request cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held at Weston Presbyterian Church, 7 Cross Street, Weston, on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to the church or to your favourite charity in lieu of flowers.
Published in Toronto Star from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24, 2009.