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Official Obituary of

Helen Jean (Patterson) Orchard

January 21, 1928 ~ August 13, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Helen Orchard Obituary

 Helen Orchard passed away peacefully in her 96th year, Sunday  August 13th at Bobier Villa. With family close-by she began her  eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven. Beloved wife of the late  James Duncan Orchard (2014). Loving mother of Ian Duncan Orchard  and his wife Fides. A wonderful grandmother of Dean (Janine),  Laura (Aidan) and Chelsey Orchard. A dear sister of Catherine  Ford, also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by  her parents Clarence and Jeanetta Patterson, her late sister  Marion Page and her brothers-in-law Albert Ford and Donald Page.  A faithful friend of Margaret and William Bell. Born in 1928 in  Cowal Ontario, Helen was a self-taught musician which began a  life-long love of music. She started her music teaching career in many schools across West Elgin. In 1953 she married Jim Orchard  of Southwold and moved to St. Thomas Ontario until the mid 1960s. She later moved with her husband Jim and son Duncan to the  Peterborough area, where she first taught music for the  Northumberland-Durham Catholic School Board. She went on to  become a Teachers Consultant for the Peterborough County Board  of Education. Upon retiring from teaching Helen and Jim returned  to the Dutton area where they successfully operated a business  together for many years.
Visitation will be held at Arn Funeral Home, 193 Shackleton St.  Dutton, Ontario 519-762-2416 on Friday August 18 from 2-4 & 7-9.  An Eastern Star Service, Adah Chapter 276 will be held at 6:30 in the Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be held at Knox-St.  Andrews Presbyterian Church 162 Nancy St. Dutton, Ontario  Saturday, August 19,2023, at 11:00am. Interment  to follow at Shedden  Cemetery, 35657 Talbot Line,Shedden Ontario. Fellowship  to  follow at Knox Church in Dutton after the interment.
Scottish ceremonial dress attire is welcome.
Donations can be made to any of the benevolent Order of the  Eastern Star charities and Bobier Villa, and are greatly  appreciated by the family.

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Visitation
Friday
August 18, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Arn Funeral Home
193 Shackleton Street
Dutton, ON N0L 1J0

Visitation
Friday
August 18, 2023

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Arn Funeral Home
193 Shackleton Street
Dutton, ON N0L 1J0

Funeral Service
Saturday
August 19, 2023

11:00 AM
Knox - St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (Ontario)

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