It is with great sadness, that Helen passed away at the age of 81 at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC due to various medical complications.
In life, she was a vibrant, fun loving, beautiful shining star to her second husband and soulmate of nearly 47 years, Joseph F. Hynes and her daughter from her previous marriage, Mary L. Turner. She was very much loved and will be forever remembered and forever missed. Helen also leaves behind surviving members of her predeceased sister Emily, the Martin family, sister Carol Hobbs and her family, sister Edna Holloway and her family, sisters Eliza Hobbs and Audrey Hobbs and their families, surviving members of her predeceased brother-in-law Bill Hobbs, the surviving member of stepsister Elizabeth Downer’s family, stepbrother Jim Hobbs and his family, and surviving members of their sister Maude. She is survived by her cousin Irene Mayo and members of her family.
On her husband’s side, she is predeceased by mother and father-in-law Mary and John Hillard, sister-in-law Marge and brother-in-law Alf Hilliard and sister-in-law Angela Durrell and surviving members of her family. Survived by sister-in-law Bern Schabell and her family and brother-in-law Pierce Hilliard and his family.
Helen was born in Port Blanford, NFLD. When she was old enough, she was a waitress at the Brown Derby’s Restaurant then cashier at Stewart’s Supermarket in Grand Falls in the mid-fifties. Early in the 60’s, she moved to St. Johns with her family and worked at Ayre’s Supermarket and then went to work at the Memorial Arena until 1972 when she met her 2nd husband Joe and in October 1973, they arrived in Victoria, BC. Her life from then on was the happiest ever, but she never felt totally complete until her daughter Mary finally came to Victoria to be with her and hubby Joe and she became the happiest mom and wife on the planet.
A loving wife, a loving mother, loving sister, loving aunt, she will be sorely missed but always remembered by those who loved her.
No words can ever express
The loss of one so Dear
But the Mem’ries we all have
Will always keep her Near
Though her Physical Presence is
And our Lives will never be
Her spiritual Presence still
In our Mem’ries that remain
No words can ever Convey
The emptiness we feel
Our memories will comfort us
‘Til we meet again someday.
April 19, 2019