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Obituary for Helen Florence Saar (Martlock)

Passed joyfully into Heaven on May 1st at the age of 90.  Helen was the beloved wife of Ernest Saar for over 62 years. She was the loving mother of Sharon Kaniess (Daniel) and John Saar (Maureen Monsebraaten).  Helen is survived by the grandchildren she held so precious, Kai Kaniess (Philip Rood), Kab Kaniess, Owen Saar and Emily Saar.   Aïla Rood was her first great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her immediate family: parents Amanda Romhild and John Martlock, and her sisters Betty Stacey and Marion Ruch.  

Helen will be remembered as an owner of the store, Ernie’s in the Glebe, and through countless hours of volunteer work at St Paul Lutheran Church. She lived her last five years at Park Place Senior Suites. 

Visitation at St Paul Lutheran Church, 210 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa on Thursday, May 5th, from 5 - 8 pm.  Funeral Service at St Paul Lutheran Church, 210 Wilbrod Street, on Friday, May 6th, 11am, followed by a luncheon.  The service will be LiveStreamed and can be accessed by visiting the church website at and scroll down to the “Live Streams” button.  A private family interment will take place at Beechwood Cemetery.