Thomas Sydney Helm
Visitation Friday January 27, 2023 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM
MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow, ON

Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow, ON
In Memory of
Thomas Sydney Helm
December 30th, 1941 - January 24th, 2023

Place of Death

Wingham & District Hospital, Wingham, Ontario


Thomas Sydney Helm, beloved husband of Joan Helm (Pollard) of Lucknow, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Wingham & District Hospital on Tuesday January 24, 2023 at the age of 81. Tom was born in Ashfield Township on December 30, 1941 to the late Myrtle (Ritchie) and Robert Helm. Greatly missed by his children Janine (Barry) Smyth and Doug (Jenni) Helm and grandchildren Ryan, Brayden (Courtney Soehner), Carmen, Reed and Nelson. Also survived by sister Roberta Whytock, brother Art (Barb) Helm, sister-in-law Phyllis Helm and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers James and Grant and brother-in-law Lloyd Whytock. Visitation will be held at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow on Friday January 27, 2023 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A funeral service will take place from the chapel on Saturday January 28, 2023 at 11 AM with interment at Greenhill Cemetery.


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Message from Suzanne M Alton2023-02-02 11:54:19

We are sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a true family man and such a big fan at the arena. You will miss him dearly. Our thoughts are with you. 

Steve, Suzanne,  Claire, Sam and Graham 

Message from Patricia Weir2023-01-31 19:51:37

To Joan and family,

Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Tom.


Pat and Aubrey Weir

Message from Harold & Betty Anne Elphick2023-01-30 08:07:35

Our sincere sympathy to the entire Helm Family on the loss of Tom. Thinking of you all!

Message from Don&Lynn Brooks2023-01-29 15:50:54

Condolences to the Helm family. Sorry to hear of Tom's passing he was a class act and I always enjoyed chatting with him Don & Lynn

Message from Sherry & Sam Palmer2023-01-28 22:29:52

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Our deepest sympathies to the Helm family. 

Message from Lynne and Steve Mann2023-01-28 14:07:30

Our sincere sympathy to the entire Helm family in your loss. Tom was a true community member and he will be missed by all. 

Message from Joan Livingston2023-01-28 11:03:41

I'm so sorry for your loss.  My sincere sympathies to you Joan, and your family.

Message from Dick & Mary-Lou Richards2023-01-27 19:29:04

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing; he will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Out sympathies go out to Joan, Janine, Doug and families

Message from Roger Robertson2023-01-27 17:24:36

My heart goes out to all of the Helm family in this time of loss with the passing of Tom.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  My BMO career has brought me into contact with wonderful folks and I am forever grateful for that.


Message from Jurjen Guichelaar2023-01-27 16:58:03

Jurjen & Dinara send condolences to the family of Tom Helm as they mourn their loss.  

Message from Tom and Pauline Pegg2023-01-27 15:48:32

Please accept our deepest sympathy.

We will surely miss his smilling face.

Message from Brad & Sharon Petteplace2023-01-27 14:14:51

Our condolences to all of Tom's family. Our hearts & thoughts are with you at this time. We have a few great memories of Lions Club events with Tom.

Message from Joe & Janet Van Boven2023-01-27 14:08:14

Joan,Janine, Doug and Families,

We were really sadened to hear of Tom's passing. I look back on the time I worked on your farm as one of the really fun times in my life. Tom and I had some really good chats and I always felt like family. When I think of those times it brings a big smile. So Think of Tom and it will always bring a smile. 

Message from Don & Dagmar Sellers2023-01-26 20:00:16

Dear Janine and Barry,

Our condolences on the passing of your father. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Don & Dagmar

Message from Patricia and Murray Hunter2023-01-26 19:53:00

Joan, Janine, Doug and Families,

We extend our sympathy to you and all Tom's family on his death. Whenever I was in Lucknow and had the opportunity to meet Tom at some event, I very much enjoyed our conversations about Ashfield and family. Treasure your memories of the time you shared with him.

Message from Joanne and Rod McDonagh 2023-01-26 17:55:19

Joan, Janine, Doug and families.  We were sorry to read of Tom's passing.  Always enjoyed our Willoughby Street conversations when we would meet in passing.  Our sympathies are with you at this difficult time.

Message from Gail and Brian Johnson2023-01-26 17:26:51

We want to send our deepest condolences to Joan and family at this sad time. May special memories bring comfort in the days ahead.  Gail and Brian  Johnson 

Message from Joan Beuermann2023-01-26 11:50:49

Doug, Sue and family, please accept my deepest sympathy.

Message from Joan and John pollard2023-01-26 10:48:29

Joan, Doug, Janine and all the  Helm family,,, so very sorry to hear of Toms passing,,,we are away but thinking of everyone at this sad time,,he will be so missed by everyone he touched,,,will miss his smile and chats .. Lucknow lions has lost another dedicated hardworking loyal member that worked hard for this community , big hugs to you all 

Message from Donna & Rob Middelkamp 2023-01-26 10:45:52

Our Deepest Sympathy to Tom's Family on his passing he was a very kind man and always said hello when you meet him . Sending hugs to you all . You will be in our thoughts and prayers . RIP TOM !!! You will be missed . 

Message from Shane & Lana McDougall2023-01-26 09:17:34

Joan, Janine, Barry, Doug, Jenni & families,

Our deepest sympathy for your loss.  Tom was such a kind man & we wish you strength and peace during this time.

Shane & Lana McDougall

Message from Danielle Selby2023-01-26 08:19:42

Thinking of you're family as you say goodbye sending our condolences.

Chris and Danielle 

Message from Heather & Sam Finnie2023-01-25 23:26:13

Dear Joan & family, So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Sam & I always enjoyed visits when you would come to Kincardine. The Lucknow community will certainly miss his smiling face. Heather & Sam Finnie


Our deepest sympathy to all on the passing of Tom. He will be greatly missed bye all. 

Message from Lori (Hackett) Melitzer2023-01-25 22:21:31

Joan and family,  my sincere condolences.  Great memories growing up in Ashfield having wonderful people like Tom and your family in the community.  Thinking of you & your family during this time.

Message from marymacdonald1960@hotmail.com2023-01-25 21:33:23

Dear Joan, Janine Doug and families. So sorry to hear of Toms passing, sending you all our deepest sympathy.                                   Dinnie and Mary Anne


Message from Roy & Nancy Gardner2023-01-25 19:58:55

Our sincere condolences to Joan and the Helm family. Tom will be greatly missed by family, friends and the townpeople in general.  

Message from Doug and Evelyn Goodfellow2023-01-25 19:43:30

To Joan and family our sincere condolences.Tom was Doug,s go too man for any computer issues.And their frequent emails will be greatly missed.Our times spent together in Lucknow will be remembered fondly.Gone but never forgotten.

Message from Garry and Kay Schwartzentruber 2023-01-25 19:22:34


   We are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.       Garry and Kay Schwartzentruber 💞

Message from Doug and Nancy Aitchison 2023-01-25 19:21:03

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing.   He will be greatly missed by you all.  Our deepest sympathy.

Message from Cathy Skinn2023-01-25 19:11:40

Joan, Janine, Doug and family, sending our sincere condolences to you and all your family at this difficult and sad time.

Josephine Landon

Cathy & Brian Skinn

Message from Danielle Sutton2023-01-25 17:02:46

Joan, Janine, Doug and family

Our family sends sincere condolences during this difficult time. 

Thinking of you all. 

Russell, Danielle and family

Message from Gail and Ron Lotton2023-01-25 16:49:58

Joan and family

I'm so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was one of my favourite Sunday morning customers at Jean's. Tom was always up for  friendly banter and a few good gibes going both ways and always interested in our camping adventures....he will be missed. 

Message from Doug and Brenda Tiffin2023-01-25 14:58:42

Joan and families 

We would like to offer our condolences on the passing of a husband ,father and grandfather.Our thoughts are with you

Doug and Brenda Tiffin 

Message from Janet Brandt2023-01-25 14:50:54

I just wanted to say what a great man my Uncle Tom was.  With his quick wit, great humour and intelligence, Uncle Tom was always great fun to be around.  He was very thoughtful and caring and will be missed by so many.  I am so very sorry for your loss.  Love to you all❤️

Message from Donna and Perry Elliott2023-01-25 13:41:38

Thinking of you all at this sad time. Tom was a true gentleman!  Cherish the beautiful memories!

Message from Dwight and Shirley Metcalfe2023-01-25 13:31:30

Doug,Jenni and the Helm Family

 Our deepest sympathy to you all in the loss of your father, husband and grandfather.  Cherish the memories!

Dwight and Shirley 

Message from Lorene and Doug Casemore2023-01-25 13:22:27

Joan, Janine, and Doug. Sending you sympathy at this difficult and sad time.Tom was a great guy. Hold tight to the memories and each other. Hugs.

Message from Mark Becker2023-01-25 13:14:53

Joan, Janine, Doug and families

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Tom.  He was a great guy and any time I ran into him, he always had time to tease me about something.  Please accept my sincere condolences to all of you and know that you are in my thoughts at this very difficult time.  Share the good memories of Tom, and I hope this will help you in the days to come.  

Message from Marianne and Larry Irwin2023-01-25 13:11:11

Our sincere condolences to Joan, Janine, Doug and all of Tom's family. Always a great visit with Tom. We will all miss his friendship. 

Message from Anne MacInnes2023-06-15 21:26:06
Dear Shirley, This hurt my heart when I read it. I knew a little of Doug's struggles from our conversations, and I wanted to express my sympathies to you, and all of Doug's family.