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January 20, 2023

Helen Eileen Barkwell (nee Smith) of Kincardine died at the Kincardine hospital, Jan. 20, 2023, with loved ones at her side. She was 94. Beloved wife of the late Frank Barkwell who predeceased her in 2008. Helen was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Goderich, the daughter of the late Myrtle (Begley) and Oliver Smith. She is survived by her brother, Wes (Margaret) Smith of Ripley. Dear aunt of John (Rosalind) Brooks of Owen Sound, Linda (Ben) Beishuizen of Ripley, Susan (Fred) Doupe of Kincardine, Rick Smith (Linda) of Ripley, Mary-Margaret Smith (Holly) of Barrie, Barb (Don) Murray of Huron-Kinloss Township, and many great-nieces and -nephews. Predeceased by her sister, Marjorie (Stewart) Brook. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, from 12-1:30 p.m., prior to the funeral at 2 p.m., at MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley. Interment, Ripley Cemetery. Donations to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Memorial on-line at