MERRITT (DAVIDSON), Helen Elizabeth
Passed away peacefully on June 23, 2012 at Niagara Falls at the age of 90. Beloved widow for 47 years of Dr. Ralph Allen Merritt; loving sister of Shirley Clinkard (Herb), Toronto and Joan K. Davidson, Niagara Falls; remarkable mother of Dr. Richard D. Merritt (Dr. Nancy Smith), Niagara- on-the-Lake and Susan E. Merritt (Cameron Williams), Fort Erie; wonderful Granny to Tiffany Merritt, Toronto, Susannah Merritt (Jonathan Link), Toronto, Catherine Williams, Edmonton and Blake Williams, Toronto; great-Granny to Oscar Link and Althea Link Merritt; niece of Mrs. Mary Davidson, Toronto and sister- in-law of Lou Nelle Merritt and Frances Merritt; fondly-remembered aunt of many nieces and nephews. Helen graduated at the head of her class from the Hamilton General School of Nursing. She served as staff nurse at the WCB Hospital, Toronto, store nurse at the Simpson's Department Store, London, and later nurse-receptionist in her son's medical office. She was an astute historian, keen collector, committed naturalist, cat-lover and avid gardener. Cremation and private family remembrance service at the graveside in London has taken place. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to The Alzheimer's Society, The Nature Conservancy of Canada or the Niagara Historical Society.
Saturday July 21, 2012
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