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Hélène Vaillant – So Sadly Missed


I’m so sad today with learning on Facebook that Hélène Vaillant had passed away. I started following her here on WordPress and later we became friends on FB.

I’ve only been here on WP since February of 2019 so it was a short friendship. I knew she wasn’t feeling well after the passing of her husband but I never imaged she was close to the end of her life.

Hélène was a wonderful poet and someone I will always remember.

After doing a search I’ve found many people that have written about Hélène and I’m so sorry that I missed all the posts.

RIP Hélène Vaillant.

Always remembered

Never to be forgotten

Rest in Peace my friend


A beautiful poem for Hélène from iidorun.

From Fandango.

11 Comments Post a comment
  1. yes she left a huge hole but died so soon after her husband, maybe a broken heart …

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    August 21, 2019
  2. I was very sad also, Susan.

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    August 20, 2019
  3. I feel her absence daily. She was a wise and gifted soul.

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    August 20, 2019
  4. I love that you did a haiku tribute, Susan! So sweet and so fitting! She will be missed greatly. :_(

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    August 20, 2019
    • I planned on looking her up next time I was in Ottawa. So sad.

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      August 20, 2019
      • Oh! That is sad. A missed opportunity that would probably have been a wonderful encounter. 😦


        August 20, 2019
  5. I was very affected by Hélène’s passing, even though I hadn’t been following her that long. It hit me hard, which surprised me. She’s definitely missed.

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    August 20, 2019
    • I spoke with her several times on messenger and today decided to go and see what was happening as I’d not see any posts from her for quite some time. I felt so bad that I didn’t know of her passing. She was a wonderful lady.

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      August 20, 2019

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