McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home & Chapel

1411 Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, ON


Helen Joyce Jones (née Saunderson)

November 28, 1934July 20, 2020

Passed away peacefully on July 20, 2020.

Survived by her loving husband, Russell, of 65 years.

Loving Mother to Cindy (John), Russell Jr. (June) and Bryan (Sylvie).

Loving Grandmother to Cory (Chantelle), Jordan (Chelsea), Jennifer (Sam), Christopher (Jennifer), and Daniel.

Great Grandmother of Hadley, Tate, Bailey, Owen, Leah and James.

Special Aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Private service to be held Thursday July 23rd, 2020. Graveside service at Ramsayville Cemetery on Saturday July 25th, 2020, at 10:30 am.

Due to strict Covid-19 safety protocols: masks, social distancing and crowd size will be required.

Anyone wishing to attend the graveside service must text or call Cindy at 613 791-6370, with your name and telephone number so that you can be added to the list.

In lieu of flowers, memoriam donations to Elisabeth Bruyere Foundation or the Kidney Foundation, would be appreciated.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Helen Joyce Jones (née Saunderson)

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Beverly Whyte

July 27, 2020

Russ and Cindy and family.
I am sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. I enjoyed knowing her through the Top Generation Club and Hawthorne Church. She was always welcoming to everyone, a willing and valued participant and friend.

Scott Campbell

July 25, 2020

Deepest condolences to uncle Russ and the whole family. Auntie Helen will be missed greatly
Love; Scott, Natalie, Evan and Lea.

Wenda&Stuart Beach

July 23, 2020

Russ and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Shirlee Breton

July 23, 2020

Cindy and family my heartfelt sympathy during the loss of your Mother. Your Mom gave me so much joy by allowing me to call her Mom too. Her laughter, smiles and kindness are loving memories I will keep in my heart forever. My prayers that every one of you find peace at this sad time. God bless.

Debbie Tasheff

July 23, 2020

Great Aunt Helen (and that she was!), Uncle Rus and all three kids; Cindy, Rus (Junior) and Bryan used to go to the horse shows with my family all the time so I have so many wonderful memories commencing from a very young age. We had tons of fun and there were plenty of shenanigans! I also fondly remember massive family get togethers at their house every year. We maintained contact and visits up until very recently. Each one is cherished. Aunt Helen was someone we held in very high regard. She was so positive, loving and kind; just a very, very bright light . We loved her very much and she will be missed by all. Again, we extend our very sincere condolences to the entire family for the loss of this truly extraordinary Lady.
Debbie-Lynn Tasheff and Family

josée Bastien

July 23, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the Family.
Helen, I will miss you so much - you were my client, a friend but most of all you took
a position of a Grand-Ma to me. You made me laugh every time I saw you and Russ for your pedicure.
I will always remember you generous heart, your smile and your tenderness.
You can now go and rest your wings because I really believe you are an Angel.
Rest in peace my sweet love
Je taime fort xx

Susan Saunderson

July 23, 2020

My deepest condolences to Uncle Russ, Cindy, Russ, Bryan and families. Aunt Helen will be missed deeply. Her wonderful smile and hugs. Now I will have to go out and weed my garden as she will be watching. She taught us how to keep the garden looking great. If we missed a weed we got another row to do. There are many memories I have and will always cherish. Till we meet again.
Love you always.
Susan and Shirley Saunderson.