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11 Lake Street
Box 56
Killaloe, ON K0J 2A0
Phone: 613-757-2555
Fax: 613-628-1947
Helen Agnew

Helen Walburga Agnew (Frank)

December 11, 1915 - February 18, 2019
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After a long life well lived, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Helen Agnew on Monday, February 18, 2019 in her 104th year.
Predeceased by her parents Alois and Cecilia (nee Kraus) Frank of Humboldt, SK, sister Betty and brothers Louis, George and Walter. Beloved wife of the late James Harold Agnew, and mother to late children Jean, Cecilia, James (Shirley), Barry and Brian.
Left to mourn are sister Gertrude Geisler, daughters Elaine, Sheila (Al), sons Frank (Ann), Dan, Jerome (Rosemarie), Kevin, David (Line), 24 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Helen was born and raised on a wheat farm near Marysburg, Saskatchewan where she acquired a range of practical skills which she applied throughout her life. At age 20, during the Great Depression, she moved to Ottawa with friends in a Model T Ford purchased for $99! She worked in domestic labour in and around Ottawa, eventually meeting her husband at a Church dance in Douglas, Ontario. Determination, strength and kindness were the bases for her conduct. She was a fabulous cook, passionate reader, crossword puzzler extraordinaire and undisputed Scrabble champion. The well being of her family was always Helen’s priority. She rarely regretted a single moment, having an optimistic yet humble way about her. She faced the inevitability of death with grace, stoicism and courage. A life long Catholic, she embraced Jesus Christ as her saviour.

The family extends their gratitude to the staff at Fairfields Retirement Residence, Marian Hill
Assisted Living, Renfrew Victoria Hospital, and to Father Kenneth O’Brien.

Visitation will be held at Zohr Family Funeral Home, Eganville on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 2 - 4pm, and 7 - 9pm and Friday morning after 9:30am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James The Less Roman Catholic Church in Eganville at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to World Vision in memory of Helen. Tributes, condolence and donations can be made online at
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  • Visitation

    February 21, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    February 21, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Zohr Family Funeral Home - Eganville
    194 Jane Street
    Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
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  • Second Visitation

    February 21, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    February 21, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Zohr Family Funeral Home - Eganville
    194 Jane Street
    Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
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  • Third Visitation

    February 22, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    February 22, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Zohr Family Funeral Home - Eganville
    194 Jane Street
    Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
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  • Service

    February 22, 2019 | 11:00am
    February 22, 2019 11:00am
    St. James the Less Catholic Church
    78 Wellington Street
    Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
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    Rev. Fr. Ken O'Brien
  • Interment

    St. James Cemetery
    Foymount Road
    Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
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  • Reception

    St. James the Less Catholic Church
    78 Wellington Street
    Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
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Donations are being accepted for: WORLD VISION CANADA-VISION MONDIALE CANADA.


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Sheila Whelan

Posted at 05:22pm
Dear Agnew Family, My sincere condolences on the death of your mother who lived a good and challenging life. I graduated with Jean. May you find comfort in the memories of her loving care and may she rest in peace. Sister Sheila Whelan

S McNamara

Posted at 01:44pm
Dear Elaine and Agnew family - I was very sorry to hear the news of your Mother’s passing. My sincere sympathies to you Elaine and your family.

Judy Eckford & Suzanne Stephens

Posted at 12:38pm
Our sincere sympathies to Helen's family. We first meet Helen at Caressant Care and quickly became attached to her. She was an inspiration to all of us. When Helen moved to Eganville we missed her dearly and continued to visit her there. We had great visits and loved her humor, mounds of history and caring and love for her family and extended family. Its been a pleasure Helen may you rest in peace.

Sharon and Delmer Byers

Posted at 07:10pm
Our sincere condolences to the Agnew family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. GOD BLESS...... Sharon and Delmer Byers

Chuck and Marion Afelskie

Posted at 02:30pm
Our sincere condolences to all members of the Agnew family. We hope you find comfort in your family, friends and wonderful memories. She was a wonderful person. Chuck and Marion Afelskie

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