In Celebration of

Helen Mary Van Elsen (nee Fitzgerald)

April 16, 1937 -  December 3, 2021

At home, on Friday, December 3, 2021, in her 85th year. Cherished wife of the late John for 59 years. Loving mother of Alanna (Rob Cameron), and Carleen (Bill Hyszka). Proud Nana of Mark, Colin, Doug, Keira, and Kelli.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter “Peel” Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga on Wednesday from 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm Funeral Mass at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church 2300 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W, Mississauga, on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11 a.m. All guests are asked to register in advance. Proof of vaccination (QR code), along with photo ID to confirm identity is required to attend the evening visitation.
****Masks are still mandatory and contact tracing information must still be provided****

Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery.


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Pat & Barry Scriver (Family Friend)

Entered December 5, 2021

Alanna, Carleen & family, our sincere condolences to all of you at this very difficult time. I have numerous great memories of your Mom (& your Dad, truly wonderful people). I wish I had the right words, just know we care and they will both be truly missed! Take good care of yourselves!!

Peter & Tracy Blair (Friends)

Entered December 6, 2021 from New Toronto

Our Sincere Condolences to the entire Family.
Alana, Carleen you both made sure your Mom was taken care of and comfortable staying in her own home after the passing of your Dad last year. Take comfort in knowing she is back with your Dad where she loved to be, hopefully this will help during your mourning of her.

We are here for you, Always.
Love Pete & Tracy xoxo

Mary & Rick Hardwick (Sister in law)

Entered December 6, 2021 from Barrie, Ontario

We are so very sorry for the loss of your Mother and Nana. Many happy memories were made when Helen was around! We will miss her deeply! Rest in Peace, Helen. Together with your one and only husband John once again! We love you!

Anne and Art Van de Coevering (Friend)

Entered December 6, 2021 from Thamesford

Alana & Carleen & family - we are very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. May the memories of your Mom and the love of family and friends surround you during this very difficult time.

Charlene Cormier (Friend of Carleen)

Entered December 7, 2021 from 2180 hurontario Mississauga

Sorry to hear of your loss, please accept my deepest condolences.
Kind regards,


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