Helen Dorbyk
1927 - 2023

Helen Dorbyk (Osborne) passed away peacefully on January 10th, 2023, at Belvedere Heights, Parry Sound, where she received the most wonderful care for four years. Age 95 years.

Beloved wife of the late Mitchell for 69 years; he passed in 2015 at the age of 98. Loving mother of Gary, Susan (Ron Lillie), and predeceased by James in 2011. Remembered by her grandchildren: Michael Dorbyk (Sarah), Jennifer Alpaugh (Andy), Leah Dorbyk (James), Anna Dorbyk (Richard Valsamis), Kristy Chown (Dave), Mitchell Dorbyk, and Alex Dorbyk. Also remembered by her ten beautiful great grandchildren. Helen leaves behind her siblings: Allan (Annie) Maggie, and Gloria (Don). Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged, or the charity of your choice.


Sincere Condolences Sue, Ron and Family.

-Valerie Buttineau

I am so sorry to hear about your mom, Sue. You were a loyal daughter. I am sure you have lots of good memories.

-Casie Johnson

I saw what a devoted daughter and son-in-law you were with your mom when she was at the Gardens. Her face would light up when you or your daughters would be in to visit. Hold all the great memories close.

-Bev and Kevin Hall

Dear Sue, your legacy will include the loving support and care given to your parents in their senior years, and especially the daily Long-Term Care visits to your Mom in the last few - playing cards and reminding her of who she was and how she was loved.
Well done daughter ❤️

-Sharon Shewen

I'm so sorry for your loss Sue and family.
I loved getting your mum ready for the day, her smile made my day ❤️. Even getting her ready for bed it was always a pleasure helping her. Every visit she had with you Sue she loved and always talked about it. Xoxo
Janet P.S.W.

-Janet Anderson P.S.W.

Sue, Ron & Family,
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.🙏🏻

-Kim & Darryl MacKenzie

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom, Sue. You can rest now knowing you gave her such loving care.

-Mary and Ray Hachigian

Holding you in our hearts dear friends.
Love Abe and Helen

-Abe and Helen (Ayers Vander Welle)

Gary and Susan and Family,
I was deeply saddened to hear about your Mom's passing. I have such fond memories of her at Ril Lake --- her warm smile and hospitality always meant an open door at the Dorbyk cottage! She will be missed, but never forgotten.

-Dianne More