MORRISON, Helen Ruth

July 21, 1933 - April 3, 2020 

It is with sadness that the family announce the passing of Helen.

Daughter of the late Ruth and Melville Bertrim.  Beloved wife of the late Ronald. Cherished mother of Doug (Evelyn) Morrison, Rhonda (late Don) Beavis and Susan (Kelly) Morrison. Loved Nana of Denise Adams and Jason Beavis, Jeremy (Ashley) Morrison and Matthew Morrison and fiancé Natacha Journeau.  Great Grandmother to Leia and Ethan Adams and Briar Morrison. Dear sister of George Bertrim and his partner Gayle Bryant, Jean and Ken Urwin, John and Cecelia Bertrim, Birdie and Peter Hood. Fun loving and favourite "Gump" to many nieces and nephews. Helen worked outside the home at a time when not all women did this. Helen worked in GM as a secretary before starting a family. She had many other jobs over the years in restaurants, Sears and Kmart. Helen worked as a cleaner for the DDSB and as a PSW for Paramed.  Helen made many of her lifelong friends at her various jobs. Friends and family fondly remember the fun we had camping and Helen will surely be missed. Her "entertainment" when camping is legendary and these memories will be shared around many more camp fires. Helen and Ron retired in Traemore on the Bonnechere River. Helen had a beautiful garden with many flower beds, vegetables and planters.  Family and friends enjoyed visiting them in this beautiful setting. Helen especially loved her grandchildren's visits. She always had batches of their favourite cookies ready and made waffles for their breakfast. Helen and Ron enjoyed many happy years there before moving back to Oshawa. Helen's love of flowers showed in her garden in their little yard in Oshawa.  Helen loved having friends and family drop by for a cup of tea in her backyard garden. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Durham Region and can be done through McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).  In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we encourage relatives and friends to express their sympathies and condolences online at

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  • Apr 5, 2020

    Reta Graham
    Sending condolences from Yellowknife, NT and from my family and myself.
    I remember Helen and her fun loving pranks.  She will definitely by missed by all.
    May she Rest In Peace.
  • Apr 5, 2020

    Dawn Rivers (Korbak)
    Doug, Evelyn, Rhonda and Susan
    I was saddened to here that your mom has passed.  I have many fond memories of her from my younger years at my grandparents.  May you take comfort in the many memories you created over the years as a family.  
  • Apr 6, 2020

    Kelly Morrison
    Sending my condolences to Helen’s family at this time. I was lucky to have met a beautiful woman, always smiling and laughing. She had a kind heart, and always made you feel welcome. Helen will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered ❤️ 
  • Apr 6, 2020

    Lori and Bill Barton
    Bill and I are truly saddened by the passing of Helen.  So full of life, and such a fantastic cook!  We had great times with her at Gens games and Autofest.  Our sincere condolences to her family.
  • Apr 6, 2020

    Loretta Fisher
    I am truly heartbroken for you all. I was never blessed to know her personally but feel very close to her from talking with Doug at the pool hall. So many wonderful memories.
    My prayers and love go out to Doug and the family.
    She is watching over you all. Til you meet again may all those warm memories hug you close.
  • Apr 6, 2020

    Lee Jones
    Harry and I are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing Doug!! Our deepest condolences to you Evelyn and the boys!! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Much love to you all!!
  • Apr 7, 2020

    Deborah Findlay
    Andrew, myself and the Staff of Omni-Clean are deeply saddened by the news of Helen’s passing. Our heart felt condolences to Susan, George and the whole family.
    “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” -Helen Keller
  • Apr 9, 2020

    Jim and Debbie Wilson
    So sorry for your loss Helen was 
    So much fun!take care our thoughts are with you all.
  • Apr 10, 2020

    Kathy McKinnon
    Sorry to hear about your mom she was a great friend and neighbor. Miss all the things we did together like going to Tim Hortons at night to see who hung out there. Our friday night fish and chips dinner. and of course our hockey games.Getting the call because something was broken or lost. Helen you will be missed greatly.Thoughts and prayers go out to the famly.
  • Apr 13, 2020

    the Mumford and Hatch families
    so sorry for your loss. many great times growing up. our condolences to all of you.

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