Born in Ohio, Helena Lemon and her husband Arthur lived for many years in Toronto and then moved to Waterdown. A compassionate person, Helena was deeply moved when she learned about domestic violence through an acquaintance who worked with foster children. In 1993, the Foundation received a bequest from Mrs. Lemon’s estate to set up a fund for the welfare of children and abused women. Ever since, The Arthur and Helen Lemon Fund has been helping to support organizations such as Martha House and Phoenix Place as they respond to the needs of battered women and their children.
Excerpt from 1993-1994 Annual Report