Helen McCormick (nee Keough)

1925 – 2023

Visiting Hours: 

June 27, 2023
from 9:30 a.m.

Visiting Location:

The family would like to extend an invitation to family and friends to meet them at the church before the Service.


June 27, 2023
at 10:30 a.m.
St. Paul Church
Plantagenet, Ontario

It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Helen McCormick, nee Keough, of Plantagenet, Ontario, on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late William McCormick. Dear daughter of the late William Keough and the late Theresa Jubin.  Loving mother of Louise (late Richard St-Denis), Lynne (Robert Charron) and Mary Lee (Gary Surmachynski). Cherished grandmother of Philippe (Sarah Fiorini) and Eric Charron (Hayley Doelman), Benjamin and Olivia Surmachynski and great-grandmother of Isla Charron. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by all her brothers and sisters, Hugh (late Rhoda Fletcher), Irene (late Daniel Fenlon), William (late Rita Perrier), Geraldine (late Kenneth Bellenger), Patrick (San Josée Berthelet) and Linda.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Church, Plantagenet. The family would like to extend an invitation to family and friends to meet them at the church before the funeral from 9:30 a.m.

A special thank you to the staff of Belle-Rive Residence, especially to Rachel Langlois, for their compassion and devoted care provided to our mother.

For those who wish, donations to The Ottawa Mission Foundation, 46 Daly Ave, Ottawa, ON K1N 6E4 or, would be appreciated.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lamarre & Son Funeral Home, 453 St. Philippe Street, Alfred, Ontario, (613) 679-2802.

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    • Jonah Morrow Posted 2023-07-01 8:47 pm

      My sincere condolences to the entire family. Many fond memories of Ms. McCormick at jardin belle rive.

    • Rachel Langlois Posted 2023-06-27 5:56 am

      My deepest sympathies to the family.
      May this wonderful woman rest in peace.

    • John& Mandy Keough Posted 2023-06-26 3:27 pm

      Dear Louise, Lynne & Mary Lee,
      Regretfully, we shall miss Aunt Helen’s funeral due to illness. Both of us really wanted to be there!.
      We felt like she came to give us her last farewell when she appeared on CBC. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

    • Victor and Lorraine Mckinley Posted 2023-06-26 8:30 am

      So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. She was a grand lady. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all? Lorraine and Victor Mckinley.

    • Andreane Taillon Posted 2023-06-22 8:07 pm

      Our sincere condolences to Louise, Lynne, Mary Lee, as well as the Keough & McCormick families during this sad and difficult period of time. With our love, Lynne (Smith), Sylvain and Andreane. XX00

    • Nancy Chicoine Posted 2023-06-22 1:56 pm

      Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille.

    • Gisèle Scott Posted 2023-06-21 8:05 am

      Mes sympathies à toute la famille!

    • Michèle et Serge Léger Posted 2023-06-18 1:13 pm

      Nos sincères condoléances à Louise, Lynne, Mary Lee ainsi qu’aux autres membres de la famille. Nos pensées sont avec vous en ces moments tristes et difficiles!

    • Hélène St-Denis et Maurice Gariépy Posted 2023-06-17 6:39 pm

      Nos plus profondes et sincères condoléances à toi chère Louise, à Lynne, à Mary Lee ainsi qu’à vos enfants et famille. Votre mère avait une belle âme, toujours souriante, …elle était bien fière de vous tous. Bon courage en ces moments difficiles. Hélène et Maurice

    • Donald Cholette Posted 2023-06-17 10:27 am

      Mes sincères condoléances à Mary-Lee ainsi que toute la famille Mc Cormick. De Donald” Gooby” Cholette

    • Ronnie & Joanne McCormick Posted 2023-06-16 7:45 pm

      We would like to extend our deepest condoleances to Louise, Lynne , Mary Lee, grandkids and the Keough family for the loss of such a beautiful soul. Our prayers & our thoughts are with you all in this time of sorrow.

    • Julie Brazeau Posted 2023-06-16 6:17 pm

      Mes sincères condoléances à toute la famille.

    • Suzanne Blondin Lavigne Posted 2023-06-15 7:11 pm

      Mes sincères condoléances Louise et à toute ta famille.

    • Dénis Blais Posted 2023-06-15 6:55 pm

      Mes sincères sympathies Lynne ,Mary Lee , Louise, et la famille McCormick et Keogh mes pensées son avec vous!

    • Lyne Lalonde Posted 2023-06-15 5:39 pm

      My deepest condolences Mary Lee, Lynne and Louise.

    • Colette St-Denis Posted 2023-06-15 11:11 am

      À Louise, Lynne, Mary Lee et familles, mes plus sincères condoléances. Un grand livre s’est refermé. Votre mère est arrivée devant le Seigneur avec ses 98 chapitres. Notre Père du ciel l’a reçue à bras ouverts, ajoutant une reliure d’or à son livre. Il connaît l’histoire de fidélité et d’amour et tous les chapitres de bonté, de douceur, de dévouement d’Helen. William accueille tendrement votre mère, songeant à leur 74e anniversaire de mariage, le 11 juin 1949. Richard est là, comme les parents, frères et sœurs Keough. La famille s’est recomposée. Helen vous regarde, vous qu’elle a laissés ici-bas. Elle vous envoie des rayons d’intense amour.
      Perdre sa maman, quelle douleur! L’espérance ramènera la sérénité dans vos cœurs. Vous laissez Mom partir en lui exprimant admiration et reconnaissance. Merci, Seigneur, pour sa longue et belle vie, pour le courage et le réconfort!
      Louise, Lynne et Mary Lee, la famille St-Denis vous accompagne avec sympathie, pensées positives et prières.

    • Éliane et Jean-Claude Lapensée Posted 2023-06-15 8:58 am

      Nos plus sincères condoléances aux familles McCormick et Keough spécialement à Louise, Lynne et Mary Lee. Nos pensées et nos prières vous accompagnent en ces moments difficiles.

    • Karen Clemens-Hovey Posted 2023-06-15 8:24 am

      Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    • Paul Brasseur Posted 2023-06-15 6:04 am

      Deepest sympathies to the family. Wishing you comfort during this sad time.

    • Roger Brasseur Posted 2023-06-15 5:36 am

      My sincere condolences to family and loved ones.

    • Claire Lalonde Posted 2023-06-14 10:26 pm

      A la famille de Mme Helen McCormick. Je vous offre Mes Sincères Sympathies et mes pensées vous accompagnent.
      Claire S .Lalonde

    • Suzanne Groulx Posted 2023-06-14 4:16 pm

      Louise, Lynne, Mary lee and families
      My deepest condolences to all of you and your family. My thoughts are with all of you.

    • Jean-Guy Laviolette Posted 2023-06-14 2:38 pm

      Mes très sincères condoléances aux familles McCormick et Keough, bon courage a vous tous.

    • Marie Anne et Marcel Vallée Posted 2023-06-14 2:31 pm

      Nos plus sincères condoléances à Louise, Lynne et Mary Lee et toute la famille McCormick et Keough. Vous serez dans nos prières et pensées durant ces moments difficiles.

    • Nicole Lamarche et Robert Laplante Posted 2023-06-14 2:29 pm

      Nos plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille de Mme McCormick de même qu’à la famille Keough. Nos pensées sont avec vous en ces temps difficiles.

    • Suzanne et Pierre Leclair Posted 2023-06-14 12:21 pm

      Nos plus sincères condoléances, Lynne, Louise et Mary Lee ainsi aux familles McCormick et Keough. Nos prières et pensées sont avec vous tous.

    • Sylvie Lamarche Posted 2023-06-14 11:27 am

      Mes plus sincères sympathies aux membres de la famille McCormick et Keough. Mes prières vous accompagnent .

    • Patricia Bercier Posted 2023-06-14 10:59 am

      Louise, Lynne, Mary Lee
      My deepest sympathy! What a loss! How can we say farewell to such a wonderful lady! She will be sadly missed by us all. Good bye Aunt Helen, now you complete our heaven family – give them all a hug from me.

    • odette bosse and family Posted 2023-06-14 10:50 am


    • odette bosse and family Posted 2023-06-14 10:49 am

      Sympathu to the family .Helen was i grand woman.

    • Lynon Cadieux Posted 2023-06-14 10:15 am

      Mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille McCormick et Keough…mes prières vous accompagnent dans ces temps difficiles.

    • Danielle et Alain Dufresne Posted 2023-06-14 9:05 am

      Toutes nos condoléances à Louise, Lynne, Mary-Lee ainsi qu’aux autres membres des familles McCormick et Keough. Nos pensées vous accompagnent en ces moments difficiles.

    • Johann & Luc Poulin Posted 2023-06-14 8:40 am

      Please accept my deepest sympathy
      In this time of sorrow

    • Rachel Seguin Posted 2023-06-14 8:01 am

      Sinceres sympathies a toute la famille.

    • Michèle et Jean St-Amour Posted 2023-06-14 7:37 am

      Nos plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille.

    • Lise et Bernard Bigras Posted 2023-06-14 7:34 am

      Sincères condoléances à Louise ainsi qu’à tes sœurs et famille. Bon courage!

    • Nancy Pavlakovich Posted 2023-06-14 7:17 am

      Louise, Lynne, Mary lee and families
      Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Your mom was a wonderful woman full of joy. She enjoyed life and always brought a smile to everyone who knew her. You are blessed with memories that will last a lifetime. I’m sure there is a big reunion in heaven this week. RIP

    • Dolores Sauvé Posted 2023-06-14 7:17 am

      My deepest sympathies to the families Keogh and McCormick.

    • Jacques et Diane St Denis Posted 2023-06-14 7:03 am

      Nos sympathies a toute la famiile. Nos pensees sont avec vous

    • Marcel et Juliette Chénier Posted 2023-06-14 7:02 am

      Toutes nos sympathies à toute la famille

    • Joyce Wilson & Daniel Laframboise Posted 2023-06-14 4:51 am

      Our sincere condolences

    • Serge Bosse Posted 2023-06-13 10:16 pm

      Please accept my deepest sympathy
      In this time of sorrow

    • Jean Laframboise Posted 2023-06-13 9:45 pm

      Louise, Lynne et Mary Lee!
      Mes sincères condoléances pour la perte de votre mère…je garde de bons souvenirs…
      Jean Laframboise

    • Raymonde St-Denis Posted 2023-06-13 8:48 pm

      À la famille McCormick & Keough, spécialement à Louise je vous offre mes sincères condoléances pour cette dame tellement sympathique. R.I.P. dear lady !

    • Danny and Dan Posted 2023-06-13 8:48 pm

      Your mum was an amazing soul whom we were all fortunate enough to know for a remarkable length of time. Loss is a part of life but that does not make this easy at all. We are saddened, she will be missed. Our condolences to you, Louise, Lynne, Mary Lee and your families. We know that she lives on in your hearts and in the hearts of all who were lucky enough to know her And share her smile and wisdom.

    • Louise Lanthier Posted 2023-06-13 6:35 pm

      Mes sincères sympathies à vous tous . Mes pensées et prières sont avec vous.