Helen Annie (McOuat) Trussler

June 11, 2023

Death Notice

TRUSSLER, Helen Annie

Helen Trussler died peacefully at her home in Powassan, with family by her side, at the wonderful age of 102. Helen (nee McOuat) was predeceased by her husband William Lorne Trussler (1918-2014) and her son Andrew “Andy” Trussler (Diane of Algoma Mills). She was the beloved mother of Grace Aoki (Dr. Fred) of Toronto, Tom Trussler (Margaret) of Connaught and John Trussler (Sue Love) of Powassan. She was the much-loved grandmother of nine grandchildren: Amy Trussler (Juan), Joe Trussler (Kara), Andrea Storie (Johnathon), Cynthia Kobel (Damien), Pamela Sottosanti (Giovanni), Robert Aoki (Brittany), Katie Aoki, Meghan Trussler (Jeff), Adam Trussler and 21 great-grandchildren. Helen was predeceased by her siblings Marjorie Walker, Jean Wilkinson, Lillian Dixon and Forbes McOuat. The Trussler family will receive visitors at the Paul Funeral Home, Powassan, on Friday, June 23, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, June 24 at 11:00 am and will be live-streamed (See below). Cremation will be followed by interment at Powassan Union Cemetery beside her husband Bill. Should you wish to make a donation in Helen’s memory, the Heart & Stroke Foundation (, Canadian Cancer Society ( or the North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation ( are suggested. To leave a message of condolence or a tribute, please visit or call the Paul Funeral Home, Powassan 705-724-2024.  

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June 23, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Paul Funeral Home
531 Main Street
Powassan, Ontario P0H 1Z0

June 24, 2023

11:00 AM
Paul Funeral Home
531 Main Street
Powassan, Ontario P0H 1Z0


Forest Lawn Crematorium
600 Tower Drive
North Bay, ON P1B8G2

Interment of ashes at a later date

Powassan Union Cemetery
343 Hwy 534
Powassan, Ontario P0H 1z0


Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario
110-1525 Carling Ave, Ottawa ON K1Z 8R9
Tel: 1-888-473-4636

Canadian Cancer Society
176 Lakeshore Dr, Unit 11, North Bay, ON, North Bay ON P1A 2A8
Tel: 1-888-939-3333

North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation
50 College Drive, North Bay ON P1B5A4
Tel: 1-705-474-8600


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