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Helena Smolej
August 10, 1933 - February 18, 2016
3080 Lake Shore Boulevard West,
Toronto, ON
M8V 1K3
(416) 259 - 3705
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Peacefully, at age 82, in the presence of her loving family, Helena passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Janez (2001) and loving mother of John (Anne), Marijan (Tricia), Helen (the late Marc), and Jerry. Proud “mama” of Stephanie, Sara, Jonathan, Peter, Emily, Stephen, Christopher, Sean and Alison. She will be sadly missed by friends and relatives here in Canada and in Slovenia, United States, Argentina and Zambia. Family and friends will be received at Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, on Sunday February 21 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday February 22 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (739 Browns Line, Toronto). Burial will follow at Assumption Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Slovenian Apostolic Circle. Messages of Condolence may be placed at