Jones; Helen Elizabeth, 91, formerly of Liverpool, and most recently Kentville, passed away peacefully at the age of 91 years in Valley Regional Hospital on August 4th, 2017.
Born on October 31st, 1925 in Liverpool, Helen was the only daughter of Clifford and Henrietta (Troop) Day. It made every Halloween in her life, and ours, an extra fun and special time.
Helen attended school in Liverpool and later at “the Mount” in Halifax from 1939-1945. Mom would often tell us stories of watching the ships, from campus, in Bedford Basin as they formed up the many convoys in support of the war effort. After the war, she moved to Toronto where she followed in her father’s footsteps and worked in the offices of the Glidden Paint Company for a time. She enjoyed life in and around Toronto with her girlfriends and had a flat in Bloor West Village. When she returned to Liverpool, she re-acquainted with and became engaged to Bev Jones who over her childhood years lived just up the street. In March of 1949 they were married. Together Helen and Bev raised three sons, Grenville (Gail), Christopher of Liverpool and Andrew, Calgary. Along with her three sons, Helen leaves her grandchildren Lisa and Rebecca of Canning and Centreville and Lidia and Marisa of Calgary. She is also survived by Zachary, Ronan, Drake, Bailey, Grace and Lucy.
During her years in Liverpool, she and our father refurbished the historic Bradford Cottage at 16 Main Street which dated from 1767. They decorated it with Nova Scotia pine furniture and glass as well as other local collectibles and antiques. She loved to spend time in the garden too and we well remember a bed that was always brimming with dahlias. Mom was a great cook and loved to entertain. She also fully embraced the making of all kinds of pickles and preserves and our home took on an elevated bustle at harvest time. Helen also devoted much of her time to Trinity Anglican Church and Queens General Hospital.
Along with a buoyant social life in the Bowater Mersey Paper Co. world of the 60’s and early 70’s, our parents, and we boys, enjoyed life on Ponhook Lake at the cottage. Those long summer days were greatly cherished. Many family get-togethers with Joneses, both local and from as far away as California, as well as regular visits from other cousins- Harlows, Troops and Crosbies are still remembered; as are times spent with their many friends who also visited.
Helen loved Liverpool and Queens County with its people, its distinct south shore culture and its beautiful natural environment. She explored its many corners with Bev, and we kids, and those simpler times remain as some of the most cherished of all. She, as did our father, greatly relished their many friendships that were formed over the years in Liverpool, as well as throughout the time of retirement when the family home transitioned to the seashore in Hunt’s Point.
Helen, who was the last member of the family in her generation, was a very spirited, well-dressed and principled lady every day of her life. Comments from her care providers over more recent years were always recognizing this.
Predeceased besides her parents, were her husband R.G. Beverly (Bev) Jones, who was her great joy and love in life, who passed in 1996 as well as her only brother C. Randolf (Randy) and his spouse, Beryl (Bradshaw).
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service in memory of Helen will be held Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Liverpool. Reverend Judy Cross officiating. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment will be in Trinity Anglican Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
The family wishes to thank the staff at Kings Riverside Court, Kentville where she resided for 6 lovely years, followed by a brief stay at Wedgewood House, Kentville under excellent care. Her final 10 months were spent at the Blomidon Court Shannex in Greenwich. In addition to the fine care at the above-mentioned residences, we offer special thanks to medical staff, including Drs. Sinclair and Targett, the Kentville Dental Centre and especially the staff of the Emergency Ward at Valley Regional Hospital on the night of August 5th.
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John and Donna Murray
We were saddened to hear of Helen’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences to all of the family. We have fond memories of Helen and Bev.
We would like to offer our condolences to all the family. She was a very sweet little lady.
I always enjoyed a chat with her on some of her walks in Hunts Point. Our thoughts are with you.
We were really sorry to learn of Helen’s death. She had been a friend for many years. We had had many laughs together. We will continue to remember her fondly. Our sympathy goes out to her family
The Jones family, am saddened to hear of your moms passing. She was one of a kind,and will be missed.,
Robert & Sally Fader
To Helen’s family:
Sorry to hear your Mom has passed. She was a great lady& always friendly. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Philip and Holly Smith
To Helen’s Family,
Please accept our condolences on your mother’s passing. While she and your Dad lived in Hunt’s Point, we enjoyed many conversations with them. Your mother was such a busy lady, but always interested in the lives of others.
She lived a long and full life and loved her family.May she rest in peace now .
It was a pleasure to meet and speak with Grenville while shopping a few days ago. Your deep love for Helen was lovely to see.Thinking of you all.
Holly and Philip Smith
Kim Masland, MLA Queens-Shelburne
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your family’s loved one. May you find peace and comfort in your memories and in one other during this difficult time.
My condolences to the Jones family on the passing of Helen. She was a lively and lovely woman. In my time as her Avon lady she was usualy found working in her yard gardening. The house always fragrant with flowers and something delicious on the stove. She always had a smile and a story about her family to share. Take care.
Dear Gren, Gail, Chris, and Andrew:
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a kind and thoughtful lady and the love of your father’s life. I have many fond memories of her and Bev – especially when visiting their Port Mouton cottage on the Carter’s Beach Road and at their home in Hunts Point. She certainly loved to travel and entertain, and my parents were delighted to spend time with her and Bev. They will always be remembered fondly.
Kindest regards, Emily McLeod
Dear Andrew and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I always enjoyed conversations with her when I would run into her, especially at Raddall’s annual Christmas Party. Please accept my deepest condolences..
Andrew and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Sending my deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and the rest of the family.
I was very saddened to hear of your Mothers passing not long after Mom’s funeral. I have many fond memories of both your parents over the years both at the lake and in town. I remember them both at social gathering at our home over the years and always enjoyed our chats about life. Your Mom was always interested in what I had been up to and she had such a great laugh. It is a very difficult thing to say goodbye to your mother and I know you will miss her a great deal, but I think how lucky we have been to have these wonderful Mothers in our lives for so long. I will be thinking of you as you learn to continue on with your respective lives without her.
With sincere sympathies to each of you. Helen Jones has been an icon of our community……may you have special memories to hold deep . Thoughts of you
Fundy Hearing Solutions
Please accept our sincere condolences. We will be thinking of Helen’s family and dear friends at this most difficult time. Darlene, Katie, and Heather
Perry and Adrienne Park (Crandall)
My thoughts are with all of you as I read of
the loss of your mother, grandmother, and
great grandmother. She will be truly missed.