Anton “Toney” Helder

HELDER, Anton “Toney” of RR1, Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in his 80th year.  Beloved husband of Levina “Ina” (Van Dixhoorn) Hooghiem and the late Margaret (Vanderveen) Helder (2015). Dear father of Allen Helder and wife Christine of RR1, Aylmer and Frank Helder and wife Lisa of Mossley. Step-father of Bill Hooghiem (Carlotta), Kathy Ferrow (Tom) and Rob Hooghiem (Tracy). Loving grandfather of Alex, Anthony, Leanne and Corey Helder and Janelle Groenenberg (Paul). Brother of  Henry Helder (Alaine), Corrie Hooghiem (George), Minnie Hiemstra (the late Andy), Bernard Helder (Jayne), Annie Hulst (the late John) and Joanne Vording (Ralph).  Son-in-law of Cornelia VanNetten.  Brother-in-law of Harry Van Gurp.  Predeceased by a sister Jane Van Gurp (2013). Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.  Born in The Netherlands on November 3, 1938, son of the late Alle and Zwaantje (Van Kooten) Helder. Toney was a faithful member of the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church and he owned and operated Toney Helder Auto Body Ltd. The funeral service was held at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church on Monday, September 17. A Family Interment will be held prior to the funeral at the Aylmer Cemetery.  Donations to the Corner Cupboard would be appreciated. Share memories or condolences at

  • Peggy Schevers

    Family and friends of Toney, My family wishes to express their deepest sympathy on the passing of a wonderful man. We met Toney and Margaret 15 years ago camping in Killbear Provincial park. We looked forward to connecting with them every year. We will have many great memories of our time with him. It was a pleasure to know Toney and Margaret. Peggy, John, Megan and Michelle Schevers, Peterborough, Ontario.