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JEEVES – Helen Mary (nee McLachlan)

October 18, 1932 – December 22, 2009

Helen Jeeves, beloved wife of David Jeeves of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at the age of 77 years.

Helen was born and raised in Winnipeg where she lived until 1971. She moved to Calgary with her family and embarked on a wonderful career at the Palliser Hotel as executive secretary to the general manager. At the Palliser she made many friends and retired after twenty-five happy years. Helen loved Stampede Week and she took special pride in helping to organize the Palliser’s annual Old Time Range Men’s Dinner.

Helen was kind and fun-loving and had a wonderful smile that lit up any room she entered. She enjoyed her family and friends and loved to laugh. She had flair and a great sense of style.

Besides her loving husband David of thirty-nine years, she leaves to grieve her daughters, Barbara (Brian), Sandra (Randal), and Marjorie (Bill). She will also be missed by her sister Yvonne Worden and brother Malcolm McLachlan, along with numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her sister Jean Bryant; parents, Jean and Harry McLachlan; and her first husband Lorne Deacon.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Administrative Office, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB T5H 4K1. Tel: (1-866) 950-5465, The family wishes to thank Bethany Care Centre for the excellent care that was given to Helen

In living memory of Helen Jeeves, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Josephine Grant :

    My sincere condolances to Barb and family.

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  2. Shirley Roberts :

    Please accept my condolences.
    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Mother and devoted wife to Dave. May the New Year bring serenity & precious memories.

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  3. On behalf of Laurie Quirt I would like to send condolences from the Quirt family. My mom Laurie has many fond memories of Helen and Dave. Especially all the good, fun times they had. Also all the excellent times we spent together as families. With deepest sympathies to Dave, Barb, Marj and Sandy. Love Little Lynnie (Quirt), Pam (Quirt) and Laurie Quirt. xoxoxoxo

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  4. Bill & Lisa Wakefield :

    It was with sadness we learned of Helen’s passing. She was a great lady with many attributes.

    Our condolences to you David and your family

    Lisa and Bill Wakefield

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  5. Barbara Jensen :

    Dear Dave,
    My condolences, my heart goes out to you. You were an amazing loyal loving husband to Helen. The two of you together were a fine example of a exceptional couple. May Helen rest in peace and my prayers are with you and your family to heal your broken hearts.
    Bonnie Hoerdt’s Sister, Barb Jensen

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  6. Carol Patterson (nee Quinn) :

    Helen and Lorne often visited my family in Winnipeg, and I have fond memories of those times. They were dear friends of my brother Bill Quinn. Helen was always so sweet and such a pleasant person. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. Please accept my condolences.

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  7. Carol Ann Huszti :

    Dear Barb, Brian, Sandra, Marjorie and of course David and the rest of the family. It is with the deepest sympathy that I send my condolences for the loss of your wife and Mother. Helen was such a wonderful person with so much to share with everyone. I always admired her. She really made a huge impression on me in my early 20’s. Helen was the perfect example of the “modern women”. She was a good mother, a wonderful wife and had a sucsessful career. I am sure she will be missed by so many people. My prayers are with you all at this time. I hope, as a family, you find inner peace in all the precious memories of the great times you all shared with Helen. As a family remember this: “Lifes’ receding sunsets are always followed by the sunrises of the future”. So try to reflect on the brighter days of the past and find the inner strength to look forward to a future vested in joy, laughter and understanding. Love to you all, my thoughts are with you. May Helen Rest in Peace now and for all eternity.
    Carol Ann Huszti

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  8. John and Kathy Pye :

    Dear Dave and Family

    I had the pleasure of working with Helen 87/88 at the Palliser and remember her fondly . I always marvelled at her patience and admired how she put up with so many big egoed and different General Managers myself included .
    She was a good lady . with best regards
    John and Kathy Pye

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  9. Trilby Jeeves :

    Dear Uncle David, Barbara, Sandra & Marjorie and rest of your family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss, and know how great a person Helen was.

    I like to recall the time I stayed with you, Uncle David, when I worked in Calgary. You were both generous, and welcoming. Helen was a fun sparkle. I’m glad I knew her.

    I send you much love and strength from me, Trilby, and Dad (David’s brother Barry), and Mom (Joan)

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