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June 7, 2020

Grant Lorne Helm of Lucknow, beloved husband of Phyllis, died suddenly at his residence, Sunday, June 7, 2020, at the age of 72. Born in Wingham, Sept. 27, 1947, he was the son of the late Robert and Myrtle Helm. Greatly missed by his children, Mitchell Helm and Adrian Rau. Also survived by his sister, Roberta Whytock; and brothers, Tom (Joan) Helm and Art (Barb) Helm, all of Lucknow; and sisters-in-law, Carol (Rick) Chandler of Kelowna, B.C., and Debbie Matthews and Charlynn (Gary) Ursu, both of Calgary, Alberta. Much loved by many nieces and nephews. Grant was a special person to the many foster children he and Phyllis raised: Jenna, Logean, Kaitlin, Sarah, Brittany, Nikki, Ruth, Alecia and Jessica. Predeceased by infant brother, James; and brothers-in-laws, Lloyd Whytock and Rick Matthews. Grant worked for many years at Helm Welding, Lucknow, founded by his brother, Art. He later was co-owner of the business, and worked in the sales department before his retirement. A private graveside service was held at Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow, with a public celebration of Grant’s life to be held at a later date. Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 309, Lucknow, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy; arrangements entrusted to Mackenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow,