Obituary – Helen Bullen


Helen Leslie Bullen (née Farley) of Kincardine passed away at the South Bruce Health Centre-Kincardine, on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at the age of 82.
Cherished wife of the late Bob Bullen (2014).
Devoted mother of Leslie Bullen and Greg Bullen, of Toronto, and loving grandmother of Alexandra. Missed by her sister Doris and brother-in-law Jim Meldrum of Kincardine.
Also missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Predeceased by her parents Clayton and Mary Farley (née Hartwick), sister Mary (Don) Shaw and brother Grant (Margery) Farley.
Helen grew up in Kincardine and then attended teachers’ college in Stratford. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Western Ontario. During her teaching career she taught elementary school in Kitchener, and French at several schools in Toronto. After taking many years to raise a family, she returned to teaching Grade 2, where she impacted many students’ lives. She will be fondly remembered by her teaching colleagues.
Helen’s interests throughout her life were varied and included sewing, crafts, spending time at the cottage, reading, travel, the CBC and church. Upon retirement, Helen returned to Kincardine where she became an active member of the community and an avid traveler. She was particularly active in Knox Presbyterian Church, where she will be missed by her many friends.
Visitation was held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home (757 Princes Street, Kincardine, Ontario N2Z 1Z5, 519-396-2701) from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020.
The funeral service was held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Kincardine, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020, with Rev. Peggy Kinsman officiating.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery.
Charitable donations can be made to the Knox Presbyterian Church – Kincardine, to the Stephen Lewis Foundation or to Doctors Without Borders as expressions of sympathy.
Portrait and memorial online at

Obituary – Helen Bullen was last modified: March 11th, 2020 by Dianna Martell

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