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.

Just Posted

New version of outdoor art show set to take place in Comox in August

Despite the announcement earlier this year of the cancellation of the Originals… Continue reading

Tales from MusicFest: ‘House bands’ from the golden age of rock and R&B

Robert Moyes Special to The Record Doug Cox, artistic director and executive… Continue reading

Comox Valley artist named Living Legend for wildfowl carvings

An artist from the Comox Valley has been named a Living Legend… Continue reading

New sport introduced in Comox Valley schools earns a bullseye in student approval

Valley students were introduced to the sport of archery for the first… Continue reading

New regulations increase boating distance from killer whales

As of June 1, boats must stay 400 metres away from the southern resident orcas

UPDATE: B.C. pilot killed in Honduras plane crash

The crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, according to officials

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Carbon dioxide at highest levels for over 2.5 million years, expert warns of 100 years of disruption

CO2 levels rising rapidly, now higher than at any point in humanity’s history

RCMP arrest violent offender on Vancouver Island

Police struggle with suspect and take him down with a taser

B.C. ferry stops to let black bear swim past near Nanaimo

Queen of Oak Bay brakes for wildlife in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Mother dead, child in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Shuswap campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Most Read