FELTHAM, Helen (née Maresova)
Passed away in the presence of loving family on March 16th, 2015 at the Victoria Hospice.
Predeceased by her first husband, Peter Alan Feltham; sister, Hana; parents, Jiri and Julia; nephews, Adamec and Steven; niece Kenzie and sister-in-law Susan. Helen is survived by her second husband, Carol Joseph Lavoie; sister, Markyta (Ferdinand); sisters and brother-in-law, Janie (Richard), Annie, Mark and Jenny; children Karen, Rosemary, Suzanne, Paul and Claire; children-in-law, Lindsay, Pierre, Raymond and Aundrea; grandchildren, Simon (Sasha), Christine, Daniel, Alyssa, Miriam, Amanda, Madeleine, Nicholas and Bobby; great-grandchildren Kayla and Kieran and many nieces, nephews and precious friends.
Born in Rokycany Czechoslovakia on December 13th, 1935, Helen came to Canada in 1948. She met Peter in 1955 and together they raised their family in Abbotsford and Comox. After Peter’s death in 1998, she came to Victoria where she met Carol in 2004 and married in 2009. Beautiful, gracious and ever living life to the fullest, Helen was generous with the energy she gave to her family and community until the very last days of her life. Thank you, Helen, for all the love you have given us.
A vigil was held at McCall’s Funeral Home from 6:30 – 8:30 pm on Friday March 20th, followed by a funeral and reception at l’Eglise St. Jean Baptiste at 11 am on Saturday March 21st. The burial took place at the Courtenay Civic Cemetery at 6 pm of the same day.
Flowers will be appreciated as are donations to the Victoria Hospice or the Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria.
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