We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Helen Pelton, one of the founders of our Rotary Club, Tonic: Hamilton Rotary After Five. Her compassion, warmth and genuine grace were always at the forefront of her interactions both personally and professionally. She was a distinguished, respected lawyer, a lady in every sense everyone could look up to. Her elegant, and at the same time, strong presence was a tangible thing that left an impression upon you. Having met her, you would never forget her. Helen wrote her own detailed obituary which touched our hearts as we read her life story. She took care of that last detail before passing away. Her own words, her own thoughts…the master of her own story. Her inner grace and unwavering strength were conveyed through her final, written words: “I have enjoyed a great life. I will die peacefully with no regrets.” She will be missed.