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Helen Aileen Smart

Helen Aileen Smart

September 15, 2022

Helen Aileen Smart

SMART, Helen Aileen – Passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family at the Louise Marshall Hospital on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at the age of 93. Predeceased by her beloved husband, William “Bill” Smart (1986). Loving mother of Donna Shaw of Mount Forest, Barry Coutts and his wife Kara of Nova Scotia, and Ken Smart and his wife Marg of Conn; and mother-in-law of Eileen Coutts of Listowel. Remembered by her eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and their families. Survived by her sister-in-law Joan Wooder of P.E.I. Predeceased by her cherished sons, Wayne Coutts and Rob Smart; siblings: Eleanor Bennett and her husband George, and Frank Wooder.

A memorial service will be held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest, on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation from 10:00-10:45 a.m. Private family interment at Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur. Due to the ongoing construction on Hwy. 89 in Mount Forest, visit www.englandfuneralhome.com for instructions on how to enter the funeral home parking lot. If you are unable to attend the service in person, you are invited to view livestream by visiting the funeral home website and clicking on the link below Helen’s obituary. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to Cancer Patient Services or Diabetes Canada. 

Memorial Service for Helen Smart


Sending our sincere condolences to you and you family, on the recent passing of your mother.

— Ruth-Anne and Wayne Rawn, September 27, 2022

Donna and family. Sorry for your loss. We know what you are going through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

— Patricia Love, September 24, 2022

Dear Donna and Marg and families, my condolences for the loss of your mom and mother-in-law. Thinking of you!

— Ingrid van der Meer, September 24, 2022

Dear Ken and Marg our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time for the loss of your Mother. I met your Mother only once and had a very memorable conversation with her. She was a very kind and beautiful lady and was so lucky to have such a wonderful family .

— Max and Jeannette Dennie, September 23, 2022

Donna and family. My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom.

— Grace Copeland, September 22, 2022

Donna, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

— Ray and Marion Parker, September 22, 2022

Donna and family -- Many years have passed since we saw each other but please accept my sincere condolences and a huge hug.

— Elaine Reddy (Oakley), September 21, 2022

Donna and all of the family, So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

— Helen (Officer) Rice, September 21, 2022

Donna, Barry,Ken & families. I have a lot of fond memories of you all growing up in Conn. So sorry to hear of your mothers passing.
My deepest condolences to you all.

— Marion (Officer)Marsland, September 21, 2022

Donna and family. So many wonderful stories and memories. Our deepest sympathy.

— Dennis and Lorri Grein, September 21, 2022

Helen was such a lovely, kind lady and I was so blessed to have her as a neighbour. Sending my very deepest condolences to all of you and prayers for strength to get through this time of sorrow. With much love, Trina

— Trina Collette, September 20, 2022

Donna and family, we were so sorry to hear of your Moms passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

John and Peggy Barnard

— Peggy Barnard, September 20, 2022

Helen was a great person and friend. She will be missed by everyone.


— Glenna Spears, September 20, 2022

So sorry for your loss.

— Cathy Choma, September 20, 2022

Our sincere condolences to all of the family on the passing of a dear lady…she will be missed by many…our thoughts & prayers are with you @ this sad time.

— Brian & Marilynne Adams, September 19, 2022

To Donna and all of your family. So sorry to hear of your mom's passing . My thoughts are with all of your family

— Karen Rave, September 19, 2022

My Sincere Sympathy on the passing of your loved one. I remember her as a tall, pleasant lady, the mother of Donna. For sure she loved all of her family. However, Donna lived across the Street from her and would often take meals to her and in general really looked after mother, even while she her self had serious health issues. May our Lord give all of you the strength to accept her passing and share happy memories. May her soul Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Mary McIntee, Mount Forest.

— Mary McIntee, September 19, 2022

My sympathy to you all. My father (Jack McGregor) valued his friendship with Bill and Helen. May happy memories comfort you at this time.

— Lynn Reeves, September 19, 2022

Donna & families - as you mourn the loss of your mother, may you find strength in all of your wonderful memories together. She will never be far from your heart. Thinking of you at this time, Carol & Ron Watson

— Carol Watson, September 19, 2022

Donna and families…sorry to hear about your mom. We didn’t know your mother but from the stories you would tell she seemed like a great lady that I’m sure left you with many fond memories to look back on.

— Brad and Cathy schwimdt, September 19, 2022

Donna and family
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sharon and Randy

— Sharon and Randy Warren, September 18, 2022

Donna, Barry and Family : May you find comfort in knowing that your Family and Friends have you in their thoughts and prayers. Blessings.
Marlyn Howard

— Marlyn, September 18, 2022

Donna so sorry to hear of your Moms passing you're in my thoughts .

— Karen Collings, September 18, 2022

My sympathies Donna and all the family.

— Sharon Wilson, September 18, 2022

Eileen,Adam,Nathan,Emily andTanner. Our deepest sympathies to you all,on the loss of your kind, loving, beloved Grammy. Praying for God's comfort.

— Virginia Conley, September 18, 2022

To Helen's family. Our thoughs are with you at this time. It's a sad day for us to realized how much we're going to miss her. She was my best friend. She will be sorely missed.

— Elizabeth and Laverne Donald, September 17, 2022

Sincere condolences to all of Helen’s family. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by everyone.

— Lynn & Tom Prior, September 17, 2022

Our thoughts are with the family of Helen. My mother, Elsie Ryckman, and Helen had many memories of living in the hotel in Conn. They had a great friendship and lots of laughs.

— Gayle and David Eaton, September 16, 2022

Donna and family. Our sincere sympathy on the death of your mom. She was fortunate to have you close by to care for her. It is always difficult to lose your mom, no matter how old they are. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

— Pauline and Verne Mills, September 16, 2022

— Pauline and Verne Mills, September 16, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Donna and the rest of your family. She certainly was a wonderful lady and you were just so supportive and helpful.
Les and Virginia

— virginia byers, September 16, 2022

My sincere condolences to Donna and family and friends on the passing of Helen.

— Sheila Verwey, September 16, 2022

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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