DUNHAM, Mary "Helena"

Retired employee of Canada Post

20 year resident of Marion Place

 Peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Saturday September 4th, 2021 in her 91st year.  Beloved wife of George for 67 years.  Loving mother and friend of Joanne Archer (Rick), Teresa Sweetman (Ron), Angela Chaisson (Dan) and the late Derek Dunham.  Devoted grandmother of Chris (Natalie), Amee (Kevin), Darryl (Colleen), Lindsay (Josh), Chantal (Dan), Stephen (Sue), Jake, Jenna (Chris), Brianna (Nelson), Catie (Anthony), Mikel (Jess), predeceased by grandson Jamie.  Great-grandmother of Morgan, Jaxon, Paytyn, Paige, Lauryn, Maya, Rylan, Charlotte, Scarlett, Wynrie, Beau and Anna.  Predeceased by sisters Jean, Cecelia and brother Bill.  Visitation will take place at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Saturday September 11th, 2021, from 10:00–10:30 am with a Funeral Mass to follow at St. Mary of the People at 11:00 am.   Donations in memory of Helena can be made to a charity of choice.  Special thanks to the residence and staff at Marion Place where Helena spent 20 happy years, as well as the nurses and staff at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.  


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  • Sep 5, 2021

    Roy&Valerie Chabot
    Sorry to hear of Helena’s passing. She was a wonderful person to know and work with. Our condolences to her family.
  • Sep 6, 2021

    Cheryl Hill
    My sincere and deepest condolences to all the family. I have had the pleasure to be around this family for many years and have created so many memories of Helena and George. We met at the lake, sat by fires, playing cards, singing, and just having many fun times. We shared good times, and sad, but most of all, we created many memories which I will hold dear to my heart. She was a wonderful lady with a big heart, and touched many with her smile and laughter. Family was very important to her, and she always made me feel like I was part of her family, and I want to thank her for that. She will be missed by all. Rest in Peace my Friend. Love Cheryl xo   
  • Sep 10, 2021

    Margaret Maines
    It was such a blessing to know Helena and share conversation with her.  She had an inner peace that was always present and remained with those she came in contact with.  
    I/we will miss you and think of you often now being with our dear Lord in Heaven.....
  • Sep 11, 2021

    Catherine Cross
    Our hearts break.
    She was and will always be our aunt, our dads sister, our families great aunt.
    Mom has wonderful times and memories and love.
    From us
  • Sep 11, 2021

    Carol Wunderlich (Sadler)
    Our family is deeply saddened by the news of our dear aunt's passing.
    Our condolences go out to her family and friends.  She will always be remembered as a pleasure to be around with all her smiles and sense of humor. I spent hours sitting around grandmas table with her and grandma. Time I cherish deeply. Aunt Helena, I will miss you always. RIP
  • Sep 23, 2021

    Bev Cory
    I worked with Mary at Canada Post for many years and knew George her husband. We always had good times when we got together. They were great people to have known.

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