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HELEN CANFIELD       November 17/31  - October 16/20


It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear Mother,  Grams  and Great Grams,  Helen Canfield, who passed away on October 16, 2020 at Lake of the Wood Hospital, at  the age of 88, with her family by her side.

Left to cherish her memory are her four children Ron (Edie),

Bonnie (Ross McArthur),  Gordon,  and  Wayne  (Lynn),

Along with Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, who were so very special to her.

Shawn & Andrea Day and children Emma and Ethan Day, 

Ryan Day & son Riley Day (Hope)

Christopher & Stephanie Canfield and children Kaitlyn, Emma & Liam,

Jason & Christina Canfield

Kylie Woolsey and daughter Ava

Also leaves to mourn her brother and sister-in-laws: 

Arnold and Doris Canfield ,  Willard Canfield,   Theresa Canfield,  so many nieces and nephew who loved her dearly, and her half brothers and sister and their families in England;  Mal (Sue) Hawkins, Mick (Wendy) Hawkins, and Joan.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Dave Canfield in January 2018.

Also predeceased by her sister Gwen Hendrickson, brothers Allan Hawkins,

Keith Hawkins, Gary Hawkins and Russell Hawkins.

Predeceased Brothers and Sisters-in-laws Charlie Canfield, Margaret Canfield, Norman Canfield, Dorothy Canfield, Shirley Canfield.

Predeceased Nephews – Glen Canfield, Donald Canfield, Frank Hendrickson.


Mom was born November 17, 1931 to Ruby and Wellington Hawkins.

She married Dad, the love of her life, Dave Canfield, in 1950 and lived a

long and happy life together raising us four children.

They celebrated their 67th anniversary together before Dad’s passing, in January 2018.

Mom’s greatest joy was being around her family.  She loved all the family

get togethers celebrating birthdays, anniversaries or just any excuse to have

everyone together.  She and Dad were the greatest hosts.  Family will remember many celebrations downstairs in their rec room.  Their home was always open and welcoming.

She enjoyed the gardening, sewing, knitting, baking cookies for the kids and cooking meals for her family.

Mom and Dad also enjoyed the outdoors. Hunting and fishing were a passion.

They spent many years flying from their home to their favorite fishing spots north.

The grandchildren loved to hear their stories,  one of which they thought Grams must be a real sharp shooter, bagging two partridge in one shot.

Our parents built their retirement home out at “camp” on Black Sturgeon Lake in 1985, where they enjoyed the remainder of their lives together.

Mom moved to Gardner Block in 2018, after Dad’s death.

They are now together again!

We love you and will miss you so much MOM!

You will remain in our hearts forever.

We will Celebrate her life at a later date.


We would like to thank the staff at Gardner Block and Lake of the Woods

District Hospital for their kindness and caring.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lake of the Woods District