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Vaughan; Helen Selena

Posted By Obits On March 1, 2015 @ 3:35 pm In Obituaries | 54 Comments


VAUGHAN – Helen Selena 80, of Mill Village, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Saturday, February 28, 2015.
Born in Beach Meadows, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Violet (Clattenburg) Manthorne.
Helen was a former switchboard operator for Maritime Tel and Tel. She did bookkeeping for various people and businesses and was a personal care worker as well as ran a personal care home for Alzheimer’s patients. She was owner of Helen’s Boutique in Mill Village for many years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mill Village Fire Department and served as treasurer. She was a member of the I.O.D.E., homemakers of Queens County, the Professional Business Women’s’ Group of Queens County and was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary Mersey Branch #38, Royal Canadian Legion where she served in various capacities such as President and Vice-President. She was also a member of the Bethany United Church and the U.C.W.
She is survived by her husband Robert, sons James “Jim” (Cindy) Perry of Shelburne, Joseph Perry of Labelle, Jeffrey (Anne) Perry of Maple Ridge, BC, Jamel (Rhonda) Perry of Mill Village, grandchildren Mary, James, Erin, Evan and Mitchell, great grandchildren Glen Jeffrey and Cassandra, and a great great grandchild Avery, a brother Carleton (Margie) of Mill Village.
She was predeceased by sisters Kay and Delores and a brother Jerry.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 7 until 9 p.m. and a legion service will be held at 7:00 p.m. both in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel and where funeral service will held Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.. Lay Minister Peter Anthony officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Family flowers only, donations may be made to the Mill Village Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Marion and Arthur Clattenburg on March 1st, 2015 4:38 pm

Jamel and Rhonda, so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to say goodbye to a mother, but remember all the happy times you have had with her. Deepest sympathy to all the family.

Condolence from sylvia verge forbes on March 1st, 2015 4:42 pm

dear family; in sorry to here of Helens passing;
she was a lovely ladyl ;
she looked like Clattenburg’s i had an aunt that looked just like her; mildred verge(dicks) she lived a good life , and will be missed ,
R I P;helen’

Condolence from Zona on March 1st, 2015 4:43 pm

To all of Helen’s family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Helen was one of the kindest ladies I knew and I so enjoyed shopping at her Boutique where I actually purchased my “going away outfit” following my marriage. I enjoyed her chats, never without a smile.I pray you may find comfort in knowing that you all are in many thoughts and prayers.
My sincere condolences

Condolence from Viv Croft (Whynot) on March 1st, 2015 4:52 pm

Carleton and Margie

Sorry to hear about the passing of your sister/ sister in law……..take care

Condolence from Judi Maillett on March 1st, 2015 5:08 pm

Bobbie & Helen’s family,so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing.She always had a smile that lit up her face & we always had a great chat when we would see each other.She will be missed.

Condolence from Tish and Richard on March 1st, 2015 5:17 pm

Dear Jamel and Rhonda,
So sorry for your loss, Take Care , Tish and Richard .

Condolence from Donna ,Kenneth Hatt on March 1st, 2015 5:23 pm

Helen was a wonderful person,kind and loving,we are so going to miss her, our hearts go out to Helens family,.!!!

Condolence from Eileen White on March 1st, 2015 5:31 pm

I am so very sorry to hear of Helens passing she was a wonderful person and her and I had many talks over the years and she always remembered me with a smile and a kind word. Jamel and brothers you can be sure she will be watching over you. RIP Helen you are missed.

Condolence from Ron & Barb Campbell on March 1st, 2015 5:39 pm

Jamel & Family,

We are saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Corrie and Mike Lockwood on March 1st, 2015 5:49 pm

Bobby and family we are sorry for your loss, Helen was a joy to be around will miss her, she was one of our neighbor. Our UCW will miss her as well. May she rest in peace. Our condolences to you all.

Condolence from Helen Whynacht on March 1st, 2015 6:54 pm

Bobby and family, we are so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. She is in pain no longer. She certainly fought the good fight. RIP , Helen…..Helen and David.

Condolence from peggy dalby on March 1st, 2015 6:59 pm

SO sorry to hear of Helen”s passing…we bowled together many years ago…she was a very nice lady…RIP Helen!!!

Condolence from Frank and Darlene Vaughn on March 1st, 2015 8:00 pm

Bobby, our thoughts are with you at this time. Our deepest sympathy to you and the family. Take comfort in knowing you all held a special place in Helen’s heart. May happy memories help to heal the sorrow that you feel at the lost of such a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Condolence from Paula Vaughan and Rob Paterson and family on March 1st, 2015 8:05 pm

We send our deepest sympathies to Uncle Bobby, Jim, Joe, Jeff and Jamel. We will always remember Aunt Helen for the warm welcome she gave to us each time we came to stay with her and Uncle Bobby in Mill Village. She has left many fond memories in our hearts…from their stay with us in Toronto, our trip to Niagara Falls and we were blessed last summer to share a day at Cape Forchu and lunch in Yarmouth. I will never forget her good cooking, knitting and other talents. She was loved and will be truly missed by all of us.

Condolence from Shirley and Paul Neals on March 1st, 2015 8:57 pm

Helen befriended my Mother years ago and I had seen her many times off and on since then. She was always gracious and cheerful. A lovely lady to be sure! God bless you all at this time of sorrow

Condolence from Roger&Margaret on March 1st, 2015 11:14 pm

Bobby And Family So Sorry For Your Loss She Was A Great Lady And Will Be Missed By Alot Hold On Your Memories I Know We Will Roger/Margaet

Condolence from Barbara and Ronnie, on March 1st, 2015 11:15 pm

Bob and the family,
We are so sorry to hear that Helen has passed away.
Our deepest sympathy to you and all the family. May the love and support of your family and friends help you get through the difficult days ahead.
Barbara and Ronnie

Condolence from Helen Lilly on March 1st, 2015 11:49 pm

To The Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Sharon and Tony Vella on March 2nd, 2015 1:06 am

Sending our condolences to Helens family at this very sad time. I will miss her at the bingo’s, she was always smiling and so kind. She will be missed by all that knew her.

Condolence from Ethel Wolfe on March 2nd, 2015 1:22 am

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family ,May God be with you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Irving. /. Vida on March 2nd, 2015 7:24 am

So sorry to hear of Helens passing .our condolence to the family…..

Condolence from Susan Levy on March 2nd, 2015 9:09 am

Please accept my condolences in your loss of your wife and Mother. I will miss seeing her at the teas and at Bingo, always a kind word. RIP Helen

Condolence from Charlene & Carl Veinot on March 2nd, 2015 9:32 am

To Helen’s Family:

So sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. We got to know Helen when her and our mom, Blanche shared a hospital room. She was a very sweet lady and our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this most difficult time. Please take care and hold onto all the wonderful memories that you have of Helen.

Condolence from Jessica Van Dyne-Evans on March 2nd, 2015 9:32 am

Helen was a kind person to all who met her and never without a smile. The entire village will miss her.

Condolence from valerie & gary joudrey on March 2nd, 2015 10:06 am

so sorry to hear about helen she was a sweet lady. i dedicated member of the ladies and also the branch legion and ladies auxiliary. i will miss talking to helen when i call her to remind her of the meetings for the ladies auxiliary. she was on my phone committee to call the members for to attend meeting at the liverpool legion. she always made an effort to attend. so keep her memories with you all the time.god bless your family at this hard time.

Condolence from Sally Fader on March 2nd, 2015 10:19 am

To Helen’s family:

Helen was a very nice person and always enjoyed chatting with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Bernie and Margaret Swain and Frieda Marson on March 2nd, 2015 12:17 pm

We are saddened to hear of Helen’s passing and send our condolences to Bob and family.

Condolence from Darlene Connolly on March 2nd, 2015 1:59 pm

To all of Helen’s family

Please accept my sincere condolence.Helen was a very special person and a very good friend.We were also members of the
UCW. She will be sadly missed as a member of our small community.Rest in peace dear Helen……

Condolence from Sally and Earle Slauenwhite on March 2nd, 2015 5:46 pm

Bobby: So sorry to hear that Helen has lost her fight. She was a great lady and will be missed by many. Hold on to the memories you have with her. RIP-Helen.

Condolence from Barbara & Charles Corkum on March 2nd, 2015 7:52 pm

Bob and Family: We send our sincere condolences to you all. Helen was such a kind and hard-working lady. Even when she was not feeling well she would always show up to lend a helping hand. Find comfort in your many happy memories.

Condolence from Norman and Bonnie Wentzell on March 2nd, 2015 10:05 pm

Dear Bob and family:
Please accept our condolences. Helen was a great neighbor and we will miss her. Helen was active in our community: Treasurer of the Ladies Aux. (Fire Dept) , UCW, church. I will miss our chats. Take care, Bob. (and family)

Condolence from Wayne Croft on March 3rd, 2015 12:05 pm

Bob and family,so sorry for your loss, Helen will be greatly missed by all who knew her,if there is anything I can do just let me know.

Condolence from Fred and Wendy Wamboldt on March 3rd, 2015 2:13 pm

Bobby and family,

So sorry to learn of Helen’s passing. Enjoyed our talks at UCW & Church. Our sincere sympathy & condolences to the entire family. Our prayers are with you at this sad time.

Wendy and Fred

Condolence from Anna-Stell and Jordan Vaughn on March 3rd, 2015 2:42 pm

Thinking of you at this sad and difficult time. Our ‘deepest’ sympathy.

Condolence from Joy McDonald on March 3rd, 2015 5:31 pm

Bobbie, Jamel and family,

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Dottie & Gary Hatt on March 3rd, 2015 6:42 pm

Bobby and family – so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. She will be missed by our church family and the community. She always had a smile and funny story to tell. Thinking of you all at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Leigh-ann Young on March 3rd, 2015 8:08 pm

So sorry to hear about Helen, she was a pleasure to work with when I helped with various UCW events, she will be greatly missed

Condolence from Joyce Whynot on March 3rd, 2015 8:21 pm

I have lost a special friend and I will miss her. Will miss you at our meetings and at church. RIP Helen

Condolence from IODE Gorham Chapter on March 3rd, 2015 10:45 pm

Bob, Jamel and family.
So sorry for your loss of Helen. She was a fine lady and enjoyed being at IODE meetings. She was a great worker at all of our functions and enjoyed working with all the other members.
God bless and remember she is in a better place.
IODE Gorham Chapter

Condolence from Cookie Trainor on March 3rd, 2015 10:49 pm

To all of Helen’s family.
I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to all. Helen was such a refined lady and I was happy to be her friend. Just remember all the fun times you had over the years before she became ill.
May God bless you in the coming days.

Condolence from Greg & Maggie Campbell on March 3rd, 2015 11:25 pm

Joe, so sorry to hear that your Mom has passed away. Take care. Hugs.

Condolence from Sharon Doggett on March 4th, 2015 1:59 am

So glad I had the opportunity to see Helen in January, she was quite the beautiful and inspirational individual and will be missed greatly. You know you are in our thoughts and prayers always, love you so much, sending love and prayers to Helen’s family and friends.

Condolence from Mavis DeLorey. on March 4th, 2015 11:50 am

To The Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Nina (Vaughn) Cooper on March 4th, 2015 2:20 pm

So very, very sorry to hear of your loss, Bobby. May you and your family find the healing you need..

Condolence from Anne(Melanson)Murphy on March 4th, 2015 5:00 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss,Bobby.

Condolence from Peggy Kelley on March 4th, 2015 7:50 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Dennis & Sherri Harrington on March 4th, 2015 8:15 pm

Sending sincere condolences to the Family.

Condolence from Lorna & Dale Hamm on March 4th, 2015 10:23 pm

To Bob, Jamel (Rhonda) and Family.
We are so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with the family at this sad time in life. Just try to remember all the good times and memories that you had with Helen to help heal your pain and sorrow.

Condolence from Marla Vaughan on March 4th, 2015 10:32 pm

Uncle Bobby, it is, indeed, sad news that Aunt Helen will no longer be by your side. However, she most certainly will be hovering overhead, watching over you and her dear boys. I hope you can take comfort in knowing that she is now resting in a better place.

I admired Aunt Helen’s strength and spirit, in the face of the challenges that life presented. She was resolute, loyal and seemingly fearless. God bless her and your family.


Marla (in Toronto)

Condolence from Shirley Melanson on March 5th, 2015 5:42 pm

Dear Bob and Family,
So sorry for your loss.Heaven has another
angel.Remember the good times.It will help you get through this difficult time.

Condolence from Kim Connolly on March 11th, 2015 12:41 pm

To Bobby and the family,
So sorry to hear about your loss. Helen was an amazing lady and a big part of our community. She will be missed very much.

Condolence from Teresa Smiley on March 16th, 2015 8:16 pm

Bob and all of Helen’s family….I am so sorry for your loss. Helen was a very special lady. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all that knew her. I always loved Helen and it warmed my heart to see my daughter in among the pictures in the video. She was one of the high school recipients of the Legion Branch 38 Auxillary bursaries. RIP Helen….Heaven gained another special angel.
Teresa Smiley

Condolence from Mena Evans on March 26th, 2015 9:05 pm

To Bobby and family, so sorry for your loss. May your warm memories comfort you at this time.

Condolence from Debbie & Maynard Carrier on April 7th, 2015 9:19 pm

I am so sorry to hear about the passing Of Helen , She was a wonderful lady , She always kept me laughing when she came to mom’s to get her hair done , I will miss her dearly . Rest in peace now Helen . Say hi to Mom & dad for me ,.xxoo

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