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March 1, 2020

Helen Leslie Bullen (née Farley) of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Health Centre, Kincardine, Sunday, March 1, 2020, at the age of 82. Cherished wife of the late Bob Bullen (2014). Devoted mother of Leslie Bullen and Greg Bullen of Toronto; and loving grandmother of Alexandra. Missed by her sister, Doris, and brother-in-law, Jim Meldrum of Kincardine. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Predeceased by her parents, Clayton and Mary Farley (née Hartwick); sister, Mary (Don) Shaw; and brother, Grant (Margery) Farley. Helen grew up in Kincardine and then attended teachers’ college in Stratford. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Western Ontario. Her career saw her teaching elementary school in Kitchener, and French at several schools in Toronto. After taking off many years to raise a family, she returned to education to teach Grade 2 where many students’ lives were impacted. She will be fondly remembered by her teaching colleagues. Helen’s interests throughout her life were varied, and included sewing, crafts, spending time at the cottage, reading, travel, the CBC, and church. Upon her retirement, Helen returned to Kincardine where she became an active member of the community, and an avid traveller. She was particularly active at Knox Presbyterian Church, where she will be missed by her many friends. Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Friday, March 6, 2020, from 5-7 p.m. The funeral will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Kincardine, Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Peggy Kinsman officiating. Interment, Kincardine Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church, Kincardine; the Stephen Lewis Foundation; or Doctors Without Borders.