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Helen Patricia Fleet

September 17, 1959 - November 6, 2021

FLEET (née Buckley), Helen Patricia – After a courageous 21-month long battle with lung cancer, Helen passed away peacefully with family by her side, at Victoria Hospital in London, on November 6th, 2021, in her 62nd year.


Beloved wife of Gary Fleet for 41 years, best friends and soulmates since their meeting 46 years ago at Montcalm Secondary School. She will be forever loved and missed by her daughter, Courtney, and son-in-law Tom Wielogorski. Loving daughter of Margaret Buckley, daughter-in-law of Dolores Fleet, and sister of Geraldine Downing.  Loving sister-in-law to Debbie and Terry Molloy and Todd and Heather Fleet; proud aunt of B.J. Downing (Christine), Kevin Buckley, Brianna, and Caitlyn Molloy, and Jacob and Cole Fleet.  Helen is predeceased by her father Gerald Buckley; father-in-law Gerald Fleet, and brother-in-law Patrick Downing.


Friends will be received by the family on Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Northview Funeral Chapel and Cremation Centre, 1490 Highbury Avenue N., London.  A funeral mass will be celebrated from St. Michael’s Parish, 511 Cheapside St., London, on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.  Cremation to follow along with a private family interment.


To attend the visitation or funeral mass, registration is required and only those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 may attend the visitation.  Proof of full vaccination and identification will be required to be shown at the door, prior to entry. For those unable to attend the funeral mass, a livestream will be available.


Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Helen are asked to consider a charity of their choice.   To register or leave an online condolence, click the links to the left of the obituary or drop-down arrow for mobile devices.



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Gary & Family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Helen’s passing. Thinking of you all and sending my deepest condolences. May the many cherished memories of Helen, bring you healing and comfort at this difficult time. Love & hugs, Sherry (Ellis) Thistle

~ Sherry Thistle

So sorry to hear of this sad news Sending deepest & heartfelt condolences to Helens family Helen was a great friend & although we’d lost contact over these last years, I will always remember our great friendship while at Blessed Sacrament school What great energy she has, we were always happily entertained by Helen & Geraldines wonderful Irish dancing talents I was always welcomed like family into their London On.home where we grew up, where Irish music & festivities often flowed from their cozy filled kitchen This World has lost a lovely lady, You will be in our fondest memories forever& Im certain that Helen will be with us always in spirit ❤️ Michelle Welch( Forbes)

~ Michelle Welch

Gary and family, We are so saddened to have heard of Helen's passing. We offer you our prayers and best wishes in your time of sorrow. Patrick and Linda O'Hare

~ Patrick O'Hare

Gary and Courtney, I was so saddened to hear of Helens passing, she was a beautiful person inside and out, she loved her family, I feel for you both, words can’t express how sorry I feel for your loss. Patty Murray

~ Patty Murray

My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person. After working with Helen for a few years we lost touch. Then reconnecting at the London Knights games. Enjoyed our talks and getting caught up. May all your special and happy memories get you through this difficult time. Penny Richardson Hepting

~ Penny Hepting

So sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Our condolences to Gary and family. Peter and Dianne Whitlock

~ Peter and Dianne