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​Long-time Ashfield Township farmer, Tom Helm, dies at the age of 81

January 25, 2023

Thomas Sydney Helm, beloved husband of Joan Helm (Pollard) of Lucknow, died peacefully with his family by his side, at the Wingham and District Hospital, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at the age of 81.

Born in Ashfield Township, Dec. 30, 1941, he was the son of the late Myrtle (Ritchie) and Robert Helm.

Greatly missed by his children, Janine (Barry) Smyth and Doug (Jenni) Helm; and grandchildren, Ryan, Brayden, Carmen, Reed and Nelson.

Also survived by his sister, Roberta Whytock; brother, Art (Barb) Helm; sister-in-law, Phyllis Helm; and several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his brothers, James and Grant; and brother-in-law, Lloyd Whytock.

Tom farmed in Ashfield Township for most of his life, and enjoyed serving his community, through local sports and the Lucknow Lions Club.

Visitation will be held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

The funeral will take place from the chapel, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, at 11 a.m.

Interment, Greenhill Cemetery.

Donations to the Lucknow Lions Club or Huron Bruce Minor Hockey would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Condolences on-line at www.mackenzieandmccreath.com.

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