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Helen Mary Elizabeth Banna

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On January 19, 2021 @ 6:12 pm In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 19 Comments

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With profound sadness and tremendous sorrow the family of Helen Mary Elizabeth (Henderson) Banna announce her passing on January 14th, 2021 at the age of 67. Helen is survived by her loving husband Souhail and her three sons Peter (Patricia), Paul (Ivy) and Robert (Jennifer).  Devoted Nana to Greyson, Charlie, Klayton and Hayden. She is also survived by her only sister and best friend Roberta Smith (Ken). Helen had a wonderful zest for life and positive can-do attitude.  Her presence had a way of brightening even the darkest of days. Her reach has no bounds as she has family and friends from all over the world. Helen was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Valley Chapter #297, Caledon, Ontario. She will be dearly missed by all of her family, friends and her Chapter brothers and sisters. 

A private family memorial service will be held at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Saturday morning, January 30 at 11 o’clock. The family invites those who wish to view the service to do so through live streaming at


If you experience any issues or have questions in regards to the live streaming, please feel free to contact Forget Me Not Ceremonies at 1-877-895-2739.  If you need to leave a message on their answering machine, they will return your call promptly. 

As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers donations to the Arthritis Society or The Covenant House would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com

But for now we leave you with this,

“Nana na na, Nana na na, hey hey hey, goodbye.”

Condolences for the family of “Helen Mary Elizabeth Banna”

Condolence from Ruth and Cy Wallace on January 19th, 2021 6:58 pm

When volunteering at the Davis Centre, Helen’s clatter of her heels coming down the hall was terribly missed. My condolences to the whole family at this time; God Bless and may she rest in peace. She has been missed. Love Cy Wallace. Thought of Her often. after she left Davis Centre..

Condolence from Loretta Didzbalis on January 20th, 2021 11:56 am

My sincere condolence to Helen’s family. It was a pleasure knowing Helen while she worked at the Davis Centre. Great lady and will be missed dearly.

Condolence from Lynda Laceby on January 20th, 2021 4:34 pm

So very sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. I remember her well in the Eastern Star and also when she helped with catering Shrine dinners. She always had such positive energy and that wonderful smile.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Remember the good times.
Lynda Laceby

Condolence from Diane Killam on January 21st, 2021 9:35 am

My sincere condolences to Helen’s family. I had the privilege of meeting and talking with her when my husband was a patient at the Davis Centre. She was a very helpful, thoughtful lady, and always cheerful. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. She will be missed.

Condolence from Pearl Auer on January 21st, 2021 8:26 pm

On behalf of the Helping Hands Volunteers at the Davis centre, we offer our deepest sympathy to Souhail and family. Helen, YOU will be missed. Before Retiring Helen was a bright light tip-tapping through the halls of the centre, her smile, her hugs, her friendly and comforting taps on the shoulders of every resident. Helen’s passion was making it a “Home” for everybody there. She worked tirelessly with our fundraising, directing the funds to the best use of the Residents. She connected each Volunteers talent to an individual that would benefit the most.
Rest in Peace Helen

Pearl Auer
Helping Hands Volunteers.

Condolence from Darlene Avram on January 21st, 2021 9:30 pm

My Sincere Condolences to the Family.
I knew Helen for just a short time…may she Rest In Peace.

Darlene Avram

Condolence from Nancy Anton on January 22nd, 2021 10:53 am

My condolences to the family
We share in your sorrow
I had the pleasure of working with Helen
At the Davis Centre
She was truly an amazing person
And will be sadly missed
She is truly an angel
RIP ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Condolence from Rita De Marchi on January 22nd, 2021 2:43 pm

Grief never ends but it changes. It’s a passage not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love.

Great lady, I met her at the Davis Centre when I began volunteering about 10 years ago. She was a person I admired.
Will be sadly missed.
My condolences to the family.
Rita De Marchi

Condolence from Domenic Chiaravalloti on January 28th, 2021 10:42 am

I am shocked to hear the passing of Helen… She was my longest serving client and will dearly miss
her. I have been cutting her hair since 1977 and had the pleasure to serve her every month.
She was a lovely lady and I offer My condolences to Souhail and the Family.


Condolence from Garnet Holmes on January 28th, 2021 3:04 pm

We are saddened to learn of your tragic loss, Bro. Souhail ! We extend our warmest thoughts, sincere condolences & ardent prayers that you & your family may be granted “the peace that passeth all understanding” to endure these dark hours. May you receive solace in the knowledge that your loved one is now enveloped in the loving arms of Our Heavenly Father & that she is regaling His Son with tales of her exploits & accomplishments throughout her short life. On behalf of Shirley, the Officers & Members of Tweed Chapter 148 & myself, I extend these warm sentiments to you & yours. With Love, Garnet

Condolence from Ching Hsiung on January 28th, 2021 11:45 pm

Souhail and family my condolences.
Helen was bigger than life. She has touch many lives while working at the Davis Centre and those lives have been profoundly affected by her.
I still remember Helen’s love of Dancing with the Stars, she even got the residents hooked on the show. We had to tape it each week for the Residents to watch.
Whenever I think of Helen I think of Robbie Burns, Rod Steward, heels and earrings.

We will miss her very much.

Love Ching Hsiung, Derrick and Maeching Wilson

Condolence from Blythe Haenni on January 29th, 2021 7:18 pm

A lady who lived her life to the fullest.
I will always remember her Scottish accent.
She will not be forgotten.
Love to Souhail and all the family.

Condolence from The Dobsons on January 30th, 2021 10:12 am

Our deepest sympathies to Souhail and the rest of the family in the loss of Helen. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Wayne, Julie and Amanda Dobson

Condolence from Maria Doherty on January 30th, 2021 10:57 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Dave & Maria Doherty

Condolence from David & Mara Syme on January 30th, 2021 11:10 am

On behalf of Mara and I, our deepest condolences to you Souhail and your family.
Helen was a very special person, Sister, and friend. Her enthusiasm for life was infectious and brought Love and Passion to whatever she did and every event she participated in. She will be missed by all who she touched in her life. We will remember her in our hearts.

David & Mara Syme

Condolence from AnneHeathorn on January 30th, 2021 11:28 am

Helen lived a full and fun filled life her caring for family her residents and the people she worked with I will always remember, she was my mentor and my friend and the world is a sadder place with out her .my deepest condolences to Souhail and family.

Condolence from Sinceray McCabe on January 30th, 2021 11:58 am

So sorry to hear of Helens passing. My sincere condolences to her family and friends.
I worked with Helen for almost 20 years at the Davis Centre.
I admired her wicked sense of humour and quick wit. She was always smiling and was able to make you smile even if you were having the roughest day.
She was an amazing advocate for the residents and staff. I will always remember the click click click of her high heels going up and down the halls.
Robbie Burns day has never been the same since she retired
Helen and I would discuss the best shopping centres in the US. and compared the bargains that we found. One time I was digging in a big bin of purses in a Macy’s in NY state when I hear this unmistakable voice and laughter. I look up and the woman digging on the other side of the bin was Helen. I grabbed the purse she had and said hey lady that one is mine. We had a great laugh.
She will be missed dearly.

Condolence from Sonia Sachdev on January 31st, 2021 9:52 pm

My heartfelt condolences to Helen’s family. I will remember Helen being full of life and energy with a compassion to help everyone. Will always miss Helen.

Condolence from Beverley & Colin Nurden on February 16th, 2021 12:23 pm

Our sincerest condolences are sent to you Souhail and your family. Helen was always full of life and we shared some fun times working together and the Davis Centre. Best memories were when we would do out shows with the residents to honour the fabulous helping hands volunteers. Rest in peace Helen

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