Thomson In The Park Funeral Home and Cemetery

1291 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, MB


Helen McQueen Spillett

April 27, 1928June 20, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our Mom and Grandma, Helen Spillett on June 20, 2020 at the age of 92.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Nancy Ashcroft (Adrian), and Lynn Jones; grandchildren Bronwyn, Marshall (Roxanne) and Bryce (Caity); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mom was the last of her generation of both the Spillett and Murray families. She was predeceased by Donald (Shorty), her beloved husband of 51 years, her brother Charles and her son-in-law Barry Jones.

Mom was an avid knitter and crocheter. Family and friends were often the recipients of her beautiful handiwork. Mom was a terrific baker and Christmas was always special with her homemade Vinatarta. Mom bowled at Park Alleys for many years, and was one of the founding members of the Golden Rule Seniors (even though she was not a senior at the time). She was Tawny Helen at the local Brownie pack and was very involved in the girls’ school and other activities. Mom loved cats. There was always a family cat and the tradition has passed on to the next generations.

After Dad passed, Mom moved into South Osborne Place and very much enjoyed the friendships she made and the activities there for 18 years. From there Mom moved to Riverwood Square and then to Golden Door Geriatric Centre. Mom really enjoyed having the company of Thomas and Midnight, the resident cats there as well as her ginger robotic cat Sandy. The family would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful and caring staff at Golden Door, particularly during the past three months.

Cremation and a private family interment have taken place.

If friends or family so desire, donations may be made to Mom’s favourite charity, The Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3 or to a charity of your choice.


  • Winnipeg Humane Society
  • Online Donations


  • A private family interment has taken place.


Helen McQueen Spillett

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Lois Hector

June 28, 2020

I have many fond memories of Helen over the years; as well as Shorty and their family.

My condolences to Nancy and Lynn and to the all the family members.