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Publication: Gazette (Montreal)
Issue: 4 September 2010, page C8
Title: Helen Gifford (Staunton) Balfour (Death Notice)
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Helen Gifford (Staunton) Balfour
BALFOUR, Helen Gifford (nee Staunton) At home on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in her one hundred and second year. Born on October 3, 1908, eldest daughter of the late Edmund and Mary (nee Morison) Staunton. Wife of the late St. Clair Balfour. Survived by her children, Lisa Balfour Bowen (Walter) and St. Clair Balfour IV (Marci McDonald); two grandchildren, Arabella Bowen (Tyler Cole) and Staunton Bowen; in-laws Wilson Baxter, William Balfour and Elizabeth Campbell, as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her siblings and their spouses, Mary Ryrie (Jack), Ann Fauquier (Adam) and Thomas Staunton (Bonnie). In addition to thanking Dr. Pauline Pariser for her sensitive medical attention, the family wishes to acknowledge the care of Dr. Russell Goldman, Judy Dempsey, Dr. Paul Adam and the services of Integracare. The family is also grateful to Graciela Guercio for providing many years of exemplary personal care with support from Erna Gumabao, Veronica Silva and Jocelyn Ocio. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held in St. James Cathedral, 65 Church Street (at King Street), Toronto on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 3:30 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, donations to the National Ballet of Canada, 470 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5V 3K4 would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles Chapel, Toronto 1-800-616-3311. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com .