Conestoga news

December 27, 2021 1:39 PM

Flags at half-mast

The college flag has been lowered to half-mast to honour the life of long-term Conestoga employee Helena Webb, who passed away on Christmas Day after a long illness.

For more than 40 years, Helena played a pivotal role in overseeing operations in the President’s Office at Conestoga College. She provided support and wise counsel to three of the four presidents in the college’s history as well as a long succession of Board of Governors members through her role as Secretary to the Board. She provided ongoing financial support for scholarships that helped Conestoga students attain their educational goals, and mentored generations of Conestoga employees, inspiring others with her unwavering commitment to the college’s vision for inclusive, accessible, high quality education that helps individuals and communities grow, succeed and become the best they can be.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Helena’s life will take place at a later date.

No flowers please. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Helena Webb Fund at Conestoga College would be appreciated by the family. Proceeds from the fund will be used for the development and enhancement of services to support individuals from across the community in their quest to build, launch and retain successful careers. For more information, visit

Visit for Helena’s memorial.