Helen (Boutilier) Clarke

Born: Mon., May 31, 1920
Died: Sun., Nov. 10, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
Location: Holy Family Church

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Helen H. Clarke (Boutilier)
Little Pond

It is with profound sadness, yet gratitude for a long life, that we announce our mother’s passing on Sunday, November 10, 2019.
Mom was born in Little Pond on May 31, 1920. She was one of twelve children born to the late Howard and Nellie (Bonnar) Boutilier. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
After attending Provincial Normal College in Truro, NS, she taught the elementary grades at Little Pond, Alder Point, Florence, Mill Creek and Bras d’Or schools.
She is survived by her sons Ralph, Johnson Rd., Wayne (Rejean Basque), Moncton, and Cameron, at home, and daughter Elaine, Johnson Rd. Also surviving is her sister-in-law Josephine Clarke, Florence. Mom leaves behind several dedicated nieces and nephews, as well as, a host of wonderful friends and the caring neighbours of Little Pond.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband John Clarke, sisters Florence (William) Campbell, Theresa (Nathan) MacNeil, Grace (Sam) Peck, Ann Irene (Frank) Uraski, and Dorothy (Douglas) Fillier, and brothers Everett, Ralph, Bernard, Edgar, Dean and John.
Visitation for Helen Clarke will be held in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines, on Thursday, November 14, 2019, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. The funeral Mass celebrating her life will take place Friday at 2 pm in Holy Family Church, Sydney Mines, with Fr. Jim Oliver officiating. Flowers are welcome, or a donation in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice. A reception will be held in the Florence Legion, following the Mass. Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com

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Maureen C.Fyfe
   Posted Tue November 12, 2019
To The Clarke Family:
I would like to send my sincere condolences at this difficulty time. It seemed like I knew your mother through Jeanne, great friends with Jeanne, and how she loved dogs, like I do. She is resting now in Heaven and not suffering anymore. May God, your friends and relatives surround you with their loving arms. Rest in Peace Helen, you have completed your work on Earth.

Deborah Jeans
   Posted Tue November 12, 2019
Dear Ralph, Wayne, Elaine and Cameron, My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. She is the first person who greets us on the day of our birth, and there begins a life-long bond that is only broken by death. My heart is with each of you today, as you get ready to say goodbye to her.

John Currie
   Posted Wed November 13, 2019
Hi Wayne, Cameron and Elaine...please accept our condolences and sorrow on this occasion of your Mom’s death.
We did not know her well but we realize the sorrow you must feel.
Be aware that we are in sympathy with you.
Johnnie and Kate

bill brewer
   Posted Wed November 13, 2019
hello wayne and cameron I am very sorry for your loose your mother was a great lady she will be missed

Joan& Eldon MacKeigan and family
   Posted Wed November 13, 2019
our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family at this time

Joe & Anne Burton
   Posted Wed November 13, 2019
Our deepest condolences to Cameron, Wayne, Elaine & Ralph on the passing of your beautiful mother! She was such a lovely lady and we have so many good memories of her when we lived in Little Pond! May she rest in peace!

Roger Eversole
   Posted Wed November 13, 2019
Helen was the wonderful lady way up there in Nova Scotia who I never met--but feel like I've known her forever. I reside in Indiana, USA. I was caregiver of a very dear friend of Helen and her family until his death in 1996. So, at that time, I sort of adopted Helen and have remained in contact for these past 23+ years. My sincere sympathy goes out to Helen's family at this truly sad time in their lives. And to Helen: rest in peace, my precious penpal. I shall truly miss your lovely notes of encouragement and friendship.

Anne DuGas
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
Sincere condolences to all the Clarke family. Your Mom was so sweet and kind. I will surely miss my annual visit with her when I am home at Christmastime.

Arlene Baxendale
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
Cameron,Elaine and Family
You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult transition. Mom of course is in a place of peace and comfort. Praying that the hole left in your hearts will be filled with love from family and friends and the acknowledgment that as a family you cared for your mom beyond words. Love Arlene

Jim and Sandra Redmond
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
To Helen's family
We were so saddened to hear of Helen's passing. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Jim and Sandra (Galpin) Redmond

Charlotte Basque
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
Wayne (Réjean) ainsi qu’à tous les membres de la famille nos plus sincères condoléances dans ces moments difficiles Bon courage ❤️❤️❤️ Charlotte, Frédéric, Mélanie, Fany & Samuel.

Heather LeBlanc
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Clarke family. I was one of the students Mrs Clarke taught in Alder Point. Although I haven't seen her in many years, I can't imagine she had changed from the lovely lady I knew. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time,

Cindy (Ryan) MacLean
   Posted Fri November 15, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of the passsing of your Mom. Please accept my condolences . You are in my thoughts & prayers .

Shaun G. Crowe
   Posted Fri November 15, 2019
Dear Elaine, Cameron, Ralph, and Wayne,
I wish to offer you my sincerest condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother. May she Rest in Peace. Please take care of each other at this difficult time and remember that you are in my prayers. Be well!

In Friendship,

Janet LeBlanc
   Posted Sun November 17, 2019
Dear Elaine and family , I am so very sorry to read online the passing of your Mom . She lived a long life , but that certainly doesn’t ease the pain of losing your Mom . You certainly took excellent care of her as she aged , she was very fortunate to have you as her daughter . Again , I send heartfelt condolences. God Bless you Dear . Take care and stay well . From an old friend , who misses contact with you , would love to hear from you . JANET

Barb Warner (White)
   Posted Sat December 07, 2019
Cameron and Clarke family, I remember meeting your mom, the night before "finger wave", what a lovely lady she was.
No words could ever take away your pain in the loss of your mom, but know that prayers are going your way to help you through your journey called grief.
When you look to the sky and see the brightest, twinkling star, know it's your mom letting you know she's home.
Cameron know you will be in my thoughts and prayers. This holiday season remember all the happy Christmas's you shared with your mom over the years

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