Celebration of life for prominent Valley businesswoman

Prominent former Comox Valley businesswoman Helen Hallett passed away Nov. 19 following a brief illness.

Former Comox businesswoman Helen Hallett passed away recently before she could have surgery.

Prominent former Comox Valley businesswoman Helen Hallett passed away Nov. 19 following a brief illness.

Hallett owned Helen’s Pizza & Steakhouse in Comox for several years from 2001. She was a well-respected member of our business community and was very involved in local events.

The soup kitchen was one of the many recipients of her generosity. Every Friday she would contribute two hot, large pizzas to the less fortunate.

Hallett owned the Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery in Qualicum Bay for the past five years. She was the matriarch of the Bowser/Lighthouse community and organized many fundraising events.

The Nile Creek Enhancement Society was one of her many passions.

Recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, Hallett fell into a coma before she was scheduled for surgery in Victoria.

She had a deep, unwavering commitment to her customers and even remained open for Christmas Day so everyone was ensured of a nice dinner.

During her days at Helen’s Pizza & Steakhouse she began to exhibit artwork by many local painters, which became an even larger event at the Sandbar Cafe & Art Gallery with over 40 local artists’ work on display and for sale.

Anyone who wishes to pay their respects is invited to her celebration of life at the Lighthouse Community Hall on Lions Way in Qualicum Bay this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.

She will be deeply missed by her community, family, friends and employees.

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