Summary: Canadian opera singer and actress who had performed at the Canadian Opera Company as a lyrical soprano in many roles in the 1970's and 1980's, including Lucia and Violetta, but who also performed as Mabel in the 1985 musical film The Pirates of Penzance and later was instrumental in establishing the Helen Simmie Godden Memorial Opera Scholarship, which is dedicated to University of Toronto students who are pursuing a career in opera.
Cause of Death: Multiple myeloma
Born: April 9, 1953
Died: October 14, 2009
Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada