Jessie Kathleen Helm (née Ritchie) of Kincardine passed away at her home, surrounded by family, on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at the age of 82.


Beloved wife to Wilfred Helm for over 63 years.


Missed dearly by her children: Richard (Joan) Helm of Milton, Kay (Steve) Fitzpatrick of Kitchener, Barb (Tom) Reid of Kincardine, Shirley (Dennis) Prosser of Peterborough, Kevin (Jolene Innes) Helm of Mitchell and Randy (Kim) Helm of Waterloo.


Dear grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.


Remembered lovingly by her sister Mildred (John) Clark of Durham, sister-in-law Bonnie Ritchie of Kincardine and missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Predeceased by her parents Emil and Annie (née Dunlop) Ritchie, brothers Leonard and Harvey Ritchie and sisters Georgia (Raymond) Mitchell and Marion (Orville) Fitzgerald.


Visitation was held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. The funeral service followed in the chapel at 1 p.m. with Pastor Ken Craig officiating.


Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated as expression of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at