Helen Ann Hart (Arnold) of Ripley, formerly of Point Clark and Walkerton, died Feb. 18, 2021, at Kincardine hospital. She was 96. Beloved wife of Melvin Hart for 75 years this coming June. Dear mother of Douglas (Carolyn) of Kitchener, and Donald (Mary Lynn) of Southampton. Proud grandma of Becky Hart of Kitchener, Vanessa (Eric) Andrew of Lucknow, Jason Hart (Kristina) of London, Jenna (Jeff) Andrew of Lucknow, Elain Frook (Scott) of Elmwood and Laura Haymen (Craig) of Owen Sound. Cherished great-grandma of Ivy, Foster, Camden, Owen, Maddison, Logan, Aydan, Isabell, Gabe and Ella. Also survived by her sister-in-law, Agnes Lucarz of North Battleford, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by an infant grandson, Gregory Hart. The Harts moved to Walkerton in 1963 where they started Hart's Grocery Store and raised their boys. In 1981, they expanded into Teeswater with another Hart's location that their son, Don, operated. When they retired, they moved to Point Clark and enjoyed spending time with friends and participating in the Point Clark Seniors Club. They spent their winters in Florida, soaking up the sun. When it came time to downsize, they moved into Ripley and eventually, into RVilla. Helen and Mel could often be seen walking around the village and participating in the many activities RVilla offered. Helen will be dearly missed by her family, especially her lifelong love, Mel. A private family service will be held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow. Interment, Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Breslau. Memorial donations to Rosewood RVilla Senior Living (Activity Fund) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy; arrangements entrusted to the funeral home at www.mackenzieandmcreath.com/.