July 16, 1921 – December 8, 2014
Packham, Helen Theresa – Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Monday December 8, 2014, in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late George (2004) and predeceased by her son Thomas (1977). Sadly missed by her daughter-in-law Beverly King (John), and sadly missed by her grandchildren Christina Evans (Andrew) and Matthew King (Erin) and her 5 great grandchildren Tavish, Finlay, Alaina, Emma and Jackson. Helen was a member of the CWL, and was a retired long time teacher HWCDSB at St. Augustine’s School, Dundas. Friends will be received by the family on Wednesday afternoon and evening from 2-4 & 6-8 at the Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Funeral Mass Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at ST. AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH, 58 Sydenham Street, Dundas. Interment St .Augustine’s Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Special thanks to the staff at Highgate Retirement Home, Ancaster, and St. Joseph’s Hospital for their care of Helen.
I remember Helen from my days teaching at St. Augustine’s in 1962-1963. I recall that she was a kind, friendly person who enjoyed a good laugh now and then. She lived a long life and certainly left behind a loving family.
We are sorry to hear the news. My father John taught with Mrs. Packham at St. Augustines. They shared many laughs and great conversations.I was taught by Mrs. Packham in grade 7. She was a vibrant lady and taught me the art of debate at a young age.
Excellent teacher and a generous soul.
The Troy family of Dundas and Hamilton
My family remembers Mrs. Packham well as she taught many of us….our sympathies are with you all. The Pickett Family
Mrs. Packham was my grade 8 teacher. She pretended to be a tough lady, but she had a heart of gold. RIP. One of my favourite teachers.
Thoughts and prayers for the family. Mrs Packham was tough on me but that is because she saw the potential in me that I did not see for a number of years. I thought of often in later years We were neighbours and whenever I saw my mom and her talking I knew the jig was up LOL
swincerely mike Kennelly
So sorry to hear of her passing. Mrs. Packham was a very nice, but strict teacher. I think back of my days @ St. Augustines and smile. The whole school learned how to RESPECT our elders & each other from her. R.I.P. Mrs. Packham.
Very sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Helen taught me in grade 8 and actually her son Tom was in the same class. She was strict but fair. I ran into her a couple times over the years. I am pleased she did enjoy a long life.