Helen Jean passed away peacefully at Acacia Ty Mawr in Shawnigan Lake on May 12, 2020. Predeceased by her husband Jim and lovingly remembered by her children; Stephen (Dawn) Brian (Carla) Barbara (Barry) and Paula (Brad); grandchildren Mariah, Brandon, Lindsay, Zoe and great grandson Jasper. She is survived by her sister Elizabeth (Ross), niece Kim and nephew Dana and predeceased by her brother Charles and nephew Andy (Val).

Helen lived a charmed life, she was born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick, then she married and moved to Montreal and eventually headed for the beautiful west coast. She loved to travel and spent many years as a snowbird going to California in the winter months, golfing all year round. She enjoyed many favourite spots to camp, walk and hike where she loved to live on Vancouver Island. Helen Jean was a genuine sweetheart with a generous, kind soul and will be sadly missed.

A special thank you to all the wonderful staff at Acacia for their loving care. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Stephen King

    So very nice to read all these kind words and thoughtful memories. She will be forever in my thoughts. Mom, Rest In Peace

  • Heather Carlson

    I will always remember Helen being such a free spirit whom carried herself with such grace and beauty while taking care of her family and exploring this world. She welcomed me into her family so easily when I met her lovely daughter Barb back in the day. I have been so grateful to have been part of Helens large and loving and caring family enjoying golfing and happy hours and more. I will miss her and I send warm comforting thoughts and hugs to love to all of her family.

  • Beverly

    Dear family,
    I’m deeply saddened to learn of Aunt Helen’s passing. Your wonderful mother was beautiful inside and out. She loved life, laughter, sunshine and family. When she and Uncle Jim traveled to California for the winter months we shared many memorable times together.
    We always looked forward to their visits. Over dinners they shared many memories of their families, early days marriage, laughter and golf stories.
    Happy Hours were also a highlight of many afternoons. I looked up to you mother, she was calm, composed, intelligent and graceful.
    Aunt Helen will forever be remembered and missed.
    God Bless,
    Love Beverly

  • Bud & Marilyn Pocha

    We met Helen and Jim many years ago on a Panama Cruise, and instantly connected and had so much fun together. We still remember the four of us sitting on the white sandy beaches of Grand Cayman sipping margaritas in the tropical sun and dipping our toes in the turquoise, clear ocean. We feel blessed to have known them both and send our deepest condolences to you the family as you mourn the loss of dear Helen and celebrate the life of the wonderful, kind and gracious lady that she was. She was a true gem.

  • Heather Du Bois

    I am so deeply saddened to hear of your loss.
    I met your mom through Acacia as that is where my mom is. She always had a smile for me and had a kindness about her that one could truly feel.
    My deepest condolences to the family.

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