Helen Marie Baumbach (nee Landreth), at the age of 80, has passed away peacefully in comfort at the Village of Glendale Crossing on December 9th, 2013. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel, as we say goodbye for now to an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Born May 18, 1933, in Stratford Ontario, Helen was the youngest daughter of William and Ella Landreth, and sister to Don (Florence) and Janet. Helen grew up in Stratford, where she raised a wonderful family with her husband and soul mate, John. Helen’s biggest accomplishment in life was her family, beloved wife of John (deceased 2000); mother of Michael Baumbach (Laurie), Suzanne Fraser (Tom) and Jodi Baerthel (Mike); grandmother (“Oma”) of Ashley (Steve), Tyler, Lila, Madison, Andrew, John and Julia; great-grandmother of two beautiful girls, Ellie and Ava, and honorary grandmother to Jonathan (Elizabeth) and their new son Luke and David (Rebecca). Helen was committed to family and what she loved most about her life, was who she shared it with. Helen was an extraordinary woman whose passion for music, which she shared closely with her husband, kept her singing and smiling through the years. She was actively involved in Stratford’s festival culture as a chorister singing alongside some of the world’s more talented performers and later in life as a volunteer. Through their shared love of music, Helen and John were members of multiple choirs, which allowed them to travel and share their gift with others. They also made a pretty decent lawn bowling duo, with many winters spent soaking up the Floridian sun at Bayshore Windmill Village. Helen was comforted by the unwavering assurance that God was in complete control, and that He held her hand as she made her journey to be reunited with her husband John. She was also incredibly appreciative and fond of the staff at Glendale Crossing who helped her thrive in the final years of life with grace, warmth and style. There was not a day that went by that she didn’t have a friendly hello for everyone or when she wasn’t dressed to the nines in her favorite outfit, hair perfectly kept, and wearing the mandatory 4 to 8 pieces of sparkling jewelry. Helen was a classic beauty, inside and out, and she will be greatly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing her. Oma, you will never be forgotten! A private family service will take place with spring interment in Port Albert Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Robarts Research Institute or the charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family and may be made through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com