Greg Helston

On Tuesday June 25, 2019, Greg Helston, husband, father, son, and brother, passed away at the age of 59. Greg, affectionately known as “Bucky”, was a proud Petrolia resident for most of his life. He often shared memories of his time as a trainer for the Squires, epic parties with the Krazies, and the cherished friendships that grew from both. An avid fan, Greg possessed incredible knowledge of all-things-sport which he happily shared, even during playoffs. Despite his encyclopedic insight, he remained devoted to the Leafs and the Browns. His playfulness and sense of adventure were infectious and his zest for life endless.

Greg will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Lorie and daughter Heather. Greg will also be affectionately remembered by his sisters June Luker, Marie (Brad) Crow, and Lori-Ann (Bill) Janess and their families, special friends John and Marg Thomson and Charles Seymour. Greg was predeceased by his mother Mary, sister Ruth, nephew Ricky, and dear friend Ed.

Our deepest gratitude to the staff at BWH-MedP for the exceptional care provided to Greg at the end of his life. Thank you for hearing him, for respecting him, and for ensuring that his final wish came true. Special thanks to Cheryl, Ellen, Tina, and Dr. Maddison who supported and comforted us during the most difficult days.

At Greg’s request there will not be a funeral service. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. 

16 Comments on “Greg Helston”

  1. I played high school basketball with Bucky and we had some really good times he was a solid friend and human being we could all take a lesson from
    God speed my friend

  2. Grew up with Bucky in Petrolia lots of fond memories we had more fun than allowed ,RIP my friend. Condolences to your family at this time, Bucky was one of a kind and he will be missed by all his Krazies family…..

  3. Bucky and I shared a lot of laughs he was very funny and I’m glad to have had the opportunity to have known him , I hadn’t seen him in years but thought of him quite often and couldn’t wait too see him again. Rest In Peace Buck my condolences to all who loved him

  4. Alot of fond memories growing up around Bucky. I haven’t seen him in years but thought of him often and the good times we all shared. My condolences to his family.

  5. A lot of years of good times and great friendship with Buckwheat, shared a lot of memories, will be sadly missed by his family and friends….Dadeo and Cathy

  6. Rest in peace Bucky my friend you’ve left nothing but good memories with anyone that ever knew you. Your smile and sense of humor touched anyone you ever met. God bless my friend. Chopper

  7. Hoppy and I are deeply saddened by the loss of another dear friend. We have many great memories from the many Superbowl Partying we did together. If there is any way Bucky can swing the favour in Cleveland Browns direction from above, then they will win the next Superbowl. Our deepest sympathy to the Helston families. RIP Greg

  8. Gary and I were just talking about Bucky last week. Wondering if he was still living in wallaceburg. Bucky was a friend of ours for many years and a co worker to Gary at UBE automotive until it’s closure. RIP Bucky. Sad news. Condolences to all family. ❤️

  9. We Shared a lot of laughs and outrageous times. Bucky was at every party I ever had, and at every party I went to elsewhere for years. He was funny as could be… kind, intelligent, and had a great temperament. He was always welcome and a friend to many. A real stanchion in a great crowd.
    As so often happens, we hadn’t spoken for many years which I regret.
    May I tender at this time my most heartfelt sympathies to Gregs’ Family at this time of sorrow.
    I hope your happy memories will provide solace.
    Also to Buckys’ many friends…. Sorry for your loss. He was a great guy.

  10. What a great loss to the world..!
    Bucky was such a friend to us all, during the time he spent in Edmonton. We all loved him very much.. He would do anything for a friend.. he was very fun and faithful, and he loved to party. I have many photo’s of him and Richard (Welch), they were best friends during this time.
    What a sad day indeed.. I will always think of Buck kindly. He was such a great friend and I loved spending time with him..!! ♥️✌️

  11. Buckwheat was a great friend . I have so many memories. I was fortunate enough to
    run into him at the hemp shop in Sarnia a while back. ✌ my friend !

  12. I went to school, played BasketBall and had just general good times with Bucky while I lived in town. I was shocked when I heard as I am sure most would be and sad I lost touch after moving away many years ago. I can’t help but think back and smile…. Happy, fun guy who truely had a zest for life.

    RIP my friend and my condolences to the family

  13. Lots of good times playing sports with Bucky ! Loved to laugh , A joy to be around .! My condolences to the the family .

  14. Good old Bucky,Remember Bucky as a great and funny guy.Back years ago,my Brother Barry and I had an Apartment in Petrolia,and the Apartment next too where we were living.Lived Bucky and Laurie.Always lots of Partys,Crazy and fun times….R.I.P BUCK.You always made me laugh……Cheers.

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