WILEY Helen June Elizabeth Wiley (nee Delaney), formerly of London, surrounded by her loving family, peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, on Sunday, January 13, 2008. She was deeply loved by her two children Lucinda (Bob Williams) and Tom (Ava Hillier) and is remembered for her absolute courage, unconditional love and unwavering support. Helen was the adored Gaggee of Marcia Thomson (Harvey McKinnon), Kristen Thomson (Hussain Amarshi), Todd Thomson (Meghan Gardiner), Bairn Wiley (Robyn) and Eddie and Maxine Wiley. She was Great-Grandmother to James and Ian Thomson-McKinnon, Samir, Zayd and Nyla Thomson-Amarshi and Riley Wiley. She is survived by her siblings Etta Johnston and John Delaney of London and Jim Delaney of Sarnia. Her friends Evelyn MacDonald and Jean Messerol were always in her heart. She is the daughter of the late Charles and Lucy Delaney. She was predeceased by her husband of 37 years, John Wiley, her great-grandson Hani Thomson-Amarshi, her sisters Frances Delaney and Thurley Wray. Helen was a wonderful woman whose life was devoted to family. She lit up rooms with her charismatic energy and enduring beauty. She was a private woman with a mysterious quality that enhanced a dry sense of humour, uniquely her own. Helen always took the high road and was constantly attentive to the needs of family before herself. She taught us the importance of laughter and simple pleasures and instilled within us the importance of tradition and family loyalty. She passed away with a quiet dignity that typified her way of facing adversity. We will miss her and are proud to have had her in our lives. Friends may call during the hour preceding the memorial service which will be conducted at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, London on Sunday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Man was made for Joy & Woe, And when this we rightly know Thro' the World we safely go. Joy & Woe are woven fine A Clothing for the Soul divine: Augeries of Innocence: - William Blake
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