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KLEINSTIVER: Helen Elizabeth (Williams) of London and formerly of Dashwood and Bowmanville

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On June 27, 2014 @ 4:18 PM In Exeter,Obituary | 19 Comments

KLEINSTIVER: Helen Elizabeth (Williams) of London and formerly of Dashwood and Bowmanville

Peacefully, on Thursday June 26, 2014 at Mount Hope, London, Helen Elizabeth Kleinstiver (nee Williams) of London and formerly of Dashwood and Bowmanville in her 93rd year. Beloved mother of Peter (Sandra) and incredible grandmother to Jesse (Grande Prairie, Alberta), Benjamin (Laura) (Boston, Massachusetts) and Joshua (London, Ontario). Also survived by her sister-in-law and friend, Ruth Scott of Guelph as well as numerous nieces and nephews. After 63 years of marriage Helen was predeceased by her husband Lorne in 2009. After graduating from Normal School (teacher’s college) in Peterborough and receiving her Royal Conservatory diploma in music (piano), Helen taught kindergarten for over twenty-five years at Exeter Public School and Stephen Central School.  As a teacher, Helen touched so many lives in a most positive way. She will be remembered for her kindness, for her patience, and for her caring, gentle and selfless nature. Mom, Grandma and Aunt Helen – you will be dearly missed.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street West of Main) on Thursday, July 3rd from 7-9 PM.

Cremation has taken place followed by a private inurnment at Exeter Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made either to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

KLEINSTIVER: Helen Elizabeth (Williams) of London and formerly of Dashwood and Bowmanville

Condolences for the family of “KLEINSTIVER: Helen Elizabeth (Williams) of London and formerly of Dashwood and Bowmanville”

Condolence from Irv & Lois Armstrong on June 27th, 2014 8:35 PM

To Peter and family. We are sorry to hear of yourmothers death. Helen was a lovely Lady. We had may card games with them. Are thoughts are with you at this time. All the best to you. Lois & Irv.

Condolence from Mary Ann and Mike on June 27th, 2014 9:23 PM

Dear Peter and family. We were very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Please accept our condolences.Our thoughts are with you all. MaryAnn and Mike and kids.

Condolence from Janet and Bruce Leeson on June 27th, 2014 10:54 PM

Peter, Sandi, Jesse, Ben and Josh,

We are indeed sorry to learn of Aunt Helen’s passing. She was such a dear and special lady, full of grace and compassion for all. Her care and concern for others set her apart from the crowd. You all were blessed to have had her in your lives and we, too, feel so fortunate to have been able to call her Aunt. She was a treasure and will be missed by so many. Our deepest and most sincere sympathies to all of you.

With love,

Janet and Bruce

Condolence from Don Kirk on June 28th, 2014 8:02 AM

Pete and family:So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a great and wonderful lady. I have many fond memories of her when we were in school and when we were playing hockey. I have often thought of her. My deepest condolences. Be well old friend. Don

Condolence from Owen & Barbara on June 28th, 2014 9:34 AM

Peter, Sandi, Jesse, Ben and Josh,

Your Mom/Grandmother was our favourite Aunt; actually, she was everyone’s favourite. She was the kindest, most gentle person; spending her life caring for others. We will miss her greatly.

Barbara & Owen

Condolence from Howard and Yvonne, Bill and Elaine on June 28th, 2014 9:56 AM

Peter, Sandi and family.

Sincere sympathy in the passing of Helen from the family of Hedy Devine. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Yvonne and Howard, Elaine and Bill and families.

Condolence from Donna Webster on June 28th, 2014 8:04 PM

Dear Peter & family:
I had the privilege of getting to know your mother better in the last year. As I visited others at Mount Hope, I was able to spend time with Helen, also.
She always greeted her guests with a smile and a joy that made you so glad that you had come.
She spoke highly of her family and their achievements. She loved
you all so much.
My deepest condolences

Condolence from Jack and Susan Maver on June 28th, 2014 8:06 PM

Peter , our condolences to your family. Jack enjoyed many good years working for your Mom and Dad, it made him the person he is today. Jack and Susan Maver

Condolence from Ron and Marilyn Heimrich on June 28th, 2014 8:28 PM

Peter and Family,
We were saddened to read of your Mom’s (grandma’s) passing.
Our remembrances go back to teaching days. She was always a supportive staff member and a special Kindergarten teacher. Our Laurie was privileged to have her. Further, we so enjoyed her musical talents.Her gifts were always appreciated when she accompanied on the piano for school functions and especially when she played for Ron’s T.A. Choristers.
Our sincere sympathy to all of your family.
Ron and Marilyn

Condolence from Louise Sprague and Brad Lorne on June 29th, 2014 12:34 AM

Dear Peter, Sandra, Jesse, Ben & Josh. We were deeply saddened to learn of Helen’s passing. Helen was such a lovely person and an amazing mother and grandmother. We feel very lucky to have known her. You are each in our thoughts. All of our love…Louise and Brad.

Condolence from RON AND GLENDA LINDENFIELD on June 29th, 2014 8:22 PM

Peter, Sandra and Family

Your Mom was our very first teacher, I also got to chat with her in Nygard Fashions not to long ago, what a great lady, keep all those wonderful memories in your heart, our sincere condolences…..

Condolence from Dennis & Karin DuCharme on June 30th, 2014 9:39 AM

Peter and Sandra and Family, We were saddened to hear of your mothers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Sylvia Bullas on June 30th, 2014 10:10 AM

To the entire Kleinstiver family, I send my deepest sympathy on the loss of a beloved mother and grandmother. She loved you all and was so proud of your accomplishments. Helen and I enjoyed many visits for coffee, bridge, little drives, lunches. She was such a fun and kind lady. My thoughts are with you all. Sylvia Bullas

Condolence from Barry & Melonie Miller (Veal) on July 1st, 2014 8:09 PM

Mrs Kleinstiver was at Exeter Public School and my very first teacher. Kindergarten. Although that was many years ago, I remember a lady who was very kind to little people. A gracious lady indeed.

Condolence from Mary Morrisey on July 1st, 2014 8:20 PM

Peter and family, Helen was a dear friend at Masonville manor where we enjoyed many a card game and dinner time conversations. Very sorry for your loss. I will miss her too. Mary

Condolence from Shirley & Don Mousseau on July 1st, 2014 9:03 PM

Peter & family;We were saddened to hear of Helen’s passing. Shirley has many fond memories of many years of teaching along with Helen at Exeter and Stephen Central ! She was a very special person who will certainly be missed by many. I also remember you Peter as one of my students in grade 2 ! Keep all your great memories of Helen in your hearts and do take care of yourselves. Don & Shirley

Condolence from Alan H. Kleinstiver on July 2nd, 2014 6:14 PM

My sincerest condolences on your loss, Aunt Helen was one of those people you only meet once in your life and you never forget how wonderful they are, and how lucky you are you knew them. Best to Peter and family.

Condolence from Paul and Brenda Atkison on July 3rd, 2014 7:42 AM

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Peter’s mom. Our thoughts are with you all at this time.

Condolence from Brent DuPlessis on July 7th, 2014 8:30 AM

Peter and Sandra, I was sorry to hear about Peter’s mom’s passing and my sympathies go out to you and the boys. Think of your mother often and smile when you do.
My thoughts are with you, Brent

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