HELEN WATTIE, 1911 - 2009.
WATTIE, Helen Pauline, B.A., M.Ed. - Died Thursday, October 22, 2009.
Born in Bracebridge, Muskoka, September 1, 1911, of parents A.T. Wattie and Janet Orrock Wattie.
Sister of Dora Wattie, Margaret Anderson and Ethel McLaughlin (all now deceased). Their children,
Ian Anderson (Katy), Bill McLaughlin (Marlene) and Mary Corestine (Ian) remain to mourn with their
families. Helen taught Food, Nutrition and Home Management, or as it was known then Home Economics,
in Weston, St. Catharines, Kirkland Lake, on exchange to Edmonton, at Ryerson Community College in
Toronto, and as Vice-Principal at Kirkland C.V.I. On retirement she went with CUSO to Ghana, West
Africa for two years to continue teaching. With Elinor Donaldson Whyte in 1953, they revised The
Canadian Cookbook, which had been written by Nellie Lyle Pattinson 30 years earlier and which went
through many revisions in English and French. At Helen's request cremation has taken place and a
celebration of her life will be held at Weston Presbyterian Church, 7 Cross Street, Weston, on
Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to the church or to your favourite charity
in lieu of flowers.
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It was published in the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail.
In Loving Memory
Helen Pauline Wattie 1911-2009 -- A Celebration of her life
There was a celebration of Helen's life with family and friends at Weston Presbyterian Church,
7 Cross Street, Weston on Saturday, November 7, 2009.
. . . She was a lady in every respect of the word -- kind, thoughtful, respectful and generous beyond belief.
She touched the lives and hearts of all who knew her. We will all miss her but we are all better
because of her love and support.
-- Ian and Katy Anderson.
Sisters Margaret Anderson (left) and Helen Wattie.
Photo © copyright Ian Anderson.