A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home

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Helen Celina Jeffries

January 24, 1935August 24, 2020

Jeffries, Helen Celina-age 85 currently of Hammonds Plains(formerly of Dartmouth), passed away peacefully on August 24, 2020 in the Hants Community Health Centre. Born in Baleine, Cape Breton she was a daughter of the late Alec and Rose (Lahey) Burke. Helen is survived by her daughters, Rose Shields (Joey), Ann Marie Drake (Francis) and Michelle Leadley (Allen); grandchildren, Melissa Veinot (Jason), Joey Morash (Felicia), Kimberley Conway (Conor), Regan Leadley (Steve) and Michael Shields (Jaimie); five great-grandchildren; sisters, Marie Burke and Sadie; brother, Billy Burke; sister-in-law, Rose St. Pierre, of California; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Mike Jeffries and grandson, Mark David Morash; and 13 siblings. Helen loved to bake and cook as well at watch her shows. She and Mike enjoyed their many road trips, stopping at yard sales along the way and visiting relatives to play cards. She raised three daughters who could not have asked for a more beautiful and loving mom. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her much joy, her eyes would light up whenever she was with them. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of unit 200 at Hants Community Health Centre for their excellent care. Cremation will take place and a celebration of life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit www.mattatallfuneralhome.com


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Helen Celina Jeffries

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Elizabeth Power

August 27, 2020

So sorry for your loss Rose.

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