Jeffrey, Helen

September 6, 1934 ~ May 10, 2020

JEFFREY, Helen Edith (nee Wray) – Went to be with her dear husband, Stuart Roy Jeffrey (2004), on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at her residence in Sombra at the age of 86. Loving mother of Ron (Audrey) Jeffrey, Neil (Maureen) Jeffrey, Roy (Lisa) Jeffrey and the late Bruce Jeffrey (2013). Cherished grandmother of Katherine, Kelley, Nathan (Jamie), Bryan (Tara), Dustin (Carly) and Justin Jeffrey. Great-grandmother of Avery, Hallie, Andrew and Jake Jeffrey, Addison, Macy and Parker Jeffrey, Nash and Tye Jeffrey. Dear sister of Rosalee (late Leslie) Long. Predeceased by her parents Alva and Edith Wray, sisters Pauline Levey and Caroline Minielly. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Unwavering in spiritual faith, long-time member of Calvary United Church where she led choir to pursue her love of music. Helen loved bowling and her card parties, was involved with Brigden Fair for many years, was an award winning quilt maker, made delicious butter tarts and loved spending time with her family.

A private Family visitation and service was held at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden. Interment at Bear Creek Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Port Lambton United Church or Alzheimer Society.

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  1. We are truly saddened to hear of Helen’s sudden passing. She was such an active member of our church and community. We will miss her dearly!!
    Our prayers go out to her family.

  2. Ron, Neil, Roy and families,
    So sorry on the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Gladys looked forward to Helen’s visits with her after her bowling. Stuart and Helen were very good friends with Harvey and Gladys over the years.
    Scott, Brenda and Gladys Elliott

  3. Neil, Maureen: So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Just wanted you to know we are all thinking & remembering the good times our family shared through the years with you & your family.
    Sincerely
    Dan, Sandra, Matt, Jen, Aven & Reid Douglas
    Bill & Donna Arnold

  4. My condolences to the entire Jeffrey family. I wish you lovely memories of Helen, a talented and hardworking lady who was very proud of her family.

  5. Ron & Audrey, Maureen & Neil and entire Jeffrey family; So sorry to hear of your Mom’s sudden passing…Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Remember all your happy memories 💕 Pat & Stacy Gormley and Fern Gormley

  6. Dear ROn,Neil, Roy, and famlies,WE are saddened to hear of Helen’ s passing. Lorraine is grateful to have had a recent telephone visit with her..We hold fond memories of her many talents and the strength she displayed as she so lovingly cared for STewart..May you. Find. Comfort in the knowledge she rests in God’s care.

  7. Ron, Neil and Roy
    Our sincere condolences for the loss of your Mom. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We will certain miss our weekly telephone calls to each other. They will be treasured. John, Marion and Marlena Lennan

  8. I was deeply saddened to hear of Helen’s sudden passing. She was a formidable force and the thought of anything stopping her is beyond comprehension. She was a great and true friend to our mum, Selma Bicum. She even had popped in to drop off some food just this past Friday. Helen will be greatly missed by our mum and by her church community. Our thoughts are with you all as you celebrate a life of hard work, caring for family, and of course gardening and quilting. My sincerest condolences. Deb Massey(Bicum)

  9. We were shocked and saddened to hear of Helen’s death Helen always had a smile and was a great friend We will keep her family in our thoughts and prayers

  10. To Ron, Neil, Roy, and your families, Marilyn and I send our sincere condolences for your loss. Your Mom was a great friend and neighbour to the Mullen family, and will be missed by all who knew her.

  11. To the Jeffrey family.
    We were saddened to hear of Helen’s passing,
    Remember the horses, dances,the fair etc. over the years Sam and Betty (Fraser)

  12. Ron, Neil & Roy and families,
    Our Deepest Sympathy to you in the sudden passing of your Mother, Helen.
    Your Mom and Dad were faithful volunteers and exhibitors at Brigden Fair, for many years.
    Your Mother’s prize winning quilts and handiwork were beautiful. as well as your parents beautiful horses which they entered for many years in the Heavy Horse Class.
    You as a family will cherish all the wonderful memories
    Sincerely,
    Marilyn Shaw ( on behalf of the Homecraft Division of Brigden Fair)

  13. Our sincere condolences to the passing of your mother Neil, Maureen and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow .

  14. Ron, Neil and Roy,

    My condolences to you and your families. It’s nice to see so many from the “Second Line” and surrounding community paying tribute to your Mother. Helen was wonderful lady.

    Terry Mullen

  15. Neil and Maureen
    Sending my sympathy to you at this sad time in your lives.
    Keep the happy memories alive by mentioning them often.
    I remember Stuart and Helen beings at the fall fairs in years past.
    Shirley Cook

  16. Dear Neil and Jeffrey Family, Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. I met Mrs Jeffrey approximately three years ago when we moved to Sombra. We always seemed to be out for a walk at the same time and would cross paths. We would always stop to talk about gardening, weather and the river. When she would walk by our house she would always turn and wave. I’ll miss seeing her and our chats. She was a very kind lady and we are truly sorry for your loss.
    Heather and Art Vanderwerff

  17. Dear Neil Ron and Roy, sending our sincere sympathy it you in the passing of your Mother . Sincerely Bonnie [Smith] and Wayne Francis

  18. Dear Neil Ron and Roy, sincere sympathy to you in the passing of your Mother. Bonnie [Smith] and Wayne Francis

  19. I was so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. She was an amazing person and a wonderful, caring friend to our Mum. My condolences to the Jeffrey family.

  20. Ron, Neil, Roy and family, Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  21. Our sincerest sympathy to the entire Jeffrey family…
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you..🙏🏼🙏🏼

  22. Our deepest sympathy to the Jeffrey Family, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Simply put, Helen was an amazing neighbour. 10 years ago, she welcomed us into our new home with a plate of her famous Butter Tarts and a lasting friendship was established. We enjoyed her company very much and were always impressed with her faith, fortitude, willpower and ability to care for herself and her property. We will miss her greatly and count ourselves fortunate for the time we got to spend with her.

    Marg & Jeff Hicks

  23. Deepest sympathies to the entire family, I have had many good chats with Helen over the years, a special lady

  24. To all the jeffreys…please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of a wonderful lady. It hurts to lose a parent at any age. RIP Helen.

  25. Ron , Neil and Roy.. and families. Very sorry to hear the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Yvonne (DeRooy) Lavoie

  26. Paul and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to all the Jeffrey family. We had many a visit at Wendy’s with Helen on the days she visited Bruce and then off to her card club. Sincerely Paul and Jan Smith.