Helen Tringham has died recently at the age of 75. She and her husband Hugh had a summer cottage at Sally’s Pond, West Bolton for almost 50 years and were full-time Knowlton residents since 1996. Helen lived and worked in many countries. “While living in Panama, she organized an international golf tournament and was given putting lessons by Arnold Palmer,” recounted her daughter Tamara. She was modest about her golfing prowess and few knew that she was the woman’s champion of Spain at age 16, and Central American amateur golf ing champion in the early 1980s.
Helen was a member of the Knowlton Golf Club and later organised a twilight golf league at the eighteen-hole course in Foster. She was a savvy bridge player, and a member of the Sutton Curling Club. She was always willing to help others in her community and arrange things for the less fortunate. The couple was involved with the Wellness Centre and volunteered as drivers for Meals on Wheels but, after Hugh developedAlzheimer’s,Helen’s volunteer work was curtailed while she cared for him for ten years. She had an affinity for animals and often cared for other people’s dogs.
Helen Tringham is survived by her brother Ian, daughters Tamara and Elizabeth, and four grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on July 11.