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Helen Freda Wall
April 28, 1926 - August 14, 2017
3080 Lake Shore Boulevard West,
Toronto, ON
M8V 1K3
(416) 259 - 3705
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Mom slipped peacefully into the presence of her Saviour early Monday morning at the Dorothy Ley Hospice in Etobicoke. She was born 91 years ago to the late Earl and Evelyn Colborne in Collingwood, Nova Scotia. She was the cherished Mother of the late Robert E. Melville and his widow (Rosemary), and Douglas E. Melville and his wife Rosemary. Also very loved by her dear friend Celene A. Staveley, “the Daughter Helen never had”. Mom was predeceased by her brothers Ken (Doreen) and Arnold (Eila), and her dear sister June (Doug) Wheeler. Mom is also survived by her siblings Wayne, Karen, Laurie and Lynn, and their families. Mom was very proud of her five Grandchildren; Gord Melville (Janessa), Dawn Ruehle, Cathy (Steve) Marshall, Brenda (Nathan) Neeb and Todd (Kimberly) Melville-Long. Especially proud was she of her 11 Great-grandchildren; Rachel and Joshua Ruehle, Ryan, Andrew and Sarah Arndt, Alleister Melville-Long, Gabriel, Zachary, and Isaac Melville, and Eden Rose and Luke Neeb. Friends will be received at the Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (at 14th St., between Islington and Kipling Aves., 416-259-3705) on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. & 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Sunday at 2 p.m. Cremation will follow. At a later date, a private family double Interment Service for Mom and her late son Bob, will be held in Paris Cemetery. Donations in Mom’s name will be gratefully accepted by the Dorothy Ley Hospice or, the Charity of your choice. Messages of Condolence may be placed at