Helen Macdonald Cringan (1899-1924)
CRINGAN, Helen Macdonald 1899-1924)
Sex: Female
Birth: June 11, 1899
Death: Feb. 2, 1924
Father: Alexander Thom Cringan (1860-1931)
Mother: Lillias Rennie Waugh (1861-1929)
Spouse/Partner: Vernon Carlisle


Name Birth Death

Donald Cringan Carlisle (1923-2001) April 1, 1923
Weston, Ontario, Canada
May 31, 2001

Helen was the ninth of eleven children of Alexander Thom Cringan (1860-1931) and Lillias Rennie Waugh (1861-1929). She was born in Toronto in 1899.

Obituary of Donald Cringan Carlisle

Donald Cringan Carlisle, only child of Helen Macdonald Cringan Carlisle and Dr. Vernon Carlisle, was born in Weston, a suburb of Toronto, on April 1, 1923.

(Retired Senior Director of Public Relations for Air Canada) On May 28, 2001, after a brief illness, at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver. Beloved husband of Joyce Carlisle and loving father of Jim and Lynne Carlisle of Toronto. Dear brother of Dr. Robert Carlisle of Vancouver, and Lois Scott of Dorchester, Ontario. After joining Air Canada as European Public Relations Director in London, England in 1968, Don went on to serve the airline in various positions in Toronto and Montreal. In 1987, he retired as Senior Director of Public Relations and head of the corporate public relations division. Prior to joining Air Canada, Don was Director of Public Relations for Distillers Corporation, Seagrams Limited. Before that, he was a Vice-President and Managing Director of the Montreal Office of PIR. Don also served as Chairman and the sole Canadian member of the Public Relations Advisory Committee of the International Air Transport Association (ATA). He was a past president of the Canadian Public Relations Society (Quebec). Over the years, Don was actively involved in the Junior Chamber of Commerce serving as National Director of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Canada as well as a member of the International Senate. Don and his son Jim shared their love of golf and over the years Don was an active member of such clubs as Beaconsfield and Mt. St. Bruno in Montreal; St. George's Golf Club in Toronto; and, most recently, Seymour Golf and Country Club in North Vancouver. At Don's request, there will be no public funeral or memorial service. Private family ceremonies are being held in British Columbia and Ontario. Those wishing to remember Don could make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of their choice.


Her only child, Donald Cringan Carlisle, was born April 1, 1923. In May he became ill. Helen's blood was used to give him a transfusion which in those days was given person to person. She died Feb. 2, 1924.