Helena Tetley died on Sunday, June 14th in Toronto.
Helen was the beloved aunt of three generations of nieces and nephews across Canada. She will also be dearly missed by her many friends at Calvin Church in Toronto and Hazelton Place Residence.
Helen enjoyed a lifelong ministry in the church, first as a missionary in South Sudan and then as an effective Christian educator with the Presbyterian Church of Canada in Owen Sound, Guyana and Toronto. For many years, Helen was the Associate Secretary for Education in the Board of Congregational Life. Helen’s service to the church was acknowledged when Knox College granted her the degree of Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa). Helen remained passionate about many causes, outspoken and astute until her final weeks. She will be remembered as an avid reader, world traveler, supportive elder, theologian, educator, researcher and lover of the arts.