Helen (Jessome) Finney

Born: Mon., Dec. 26, 1932
Died: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 15, 2020
Location: J.M. Jobes Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
Location: Carman United Church

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Helen Margaret Finney
Sydney Mines

It is with broken hearts that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, Helen Margaret Finney, age 87, on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at the Northside Community Guest Home, surrounded by her loving family.
Ma was born on December 26, 1932, in Bras d’Or. She was the daughter of the late Ellen Regis and Clifton Jessome.
She was a stay at home Mom for many years, and then entered the workforce at National Sea, where she worked until her retirement.
Ma’s greatest joys were being surrounded by her family, and family gatherings. Other passions of hers included dancing, bowling, and playing cards. She was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 8 Ladies Auxiliary.
Ma is survived by daughters Rodgerena Finney, Sydney Mines, and Diana (Kenny Steele), North Sydney, sons Clifton, St. John’s, Nl, David (Elsie), New Glasgow, Richard (Karen), Bras d’Or, Dennis (Wendy), George’s River, Danny (Della), Corner Brook, Nl, Creston (Monique), Halifax, and Leon (Vivian), Bras d’Or, 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild Ella, and a new great-grandchild expected in 2020. Also left to mourn are her sister Eunice Hyde, Florence, brothers Dennis (Beanie) Jessome, and Lenny (Carol) Jessome, Ontario, sisters-in-law Lillian Finney and Connie Jessome, brother-in-law Harold Millington, along with many nieces and nephews. Ma also leaves behind many cherished friends whom she thought of as family.
Besides her parents, Ma was predeceased by her loving husband of 67 years, Dave, her sisters Theresa, Audrey and Yvonne, and her brother Jimmy.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Northside Guest Home and Dr. Michel McKeough for their care and kindness.
Visitation for Helen Finney will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm in J. M. Jobes Funeral Home, Sydney Mines. A celebration of her life will take place on Thursday, at 11 am in Carman United Church, Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines, with Rev. Nick Phillips officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Cancer Patient Care Fund at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, or a charity of your choice. Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com

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   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
I am so sorry and offering my deepest sympathy to the family.She will be forever in my heart .May you Rest in PEace Aunt Helen LOVE FROM YOUR NIECE ALICE PYE.

jackie n philip penny
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
we were so sorry to hear your mom passed sending our deepest condolences to her family n friends .im sure Dave will be waiting to greet her n waltz together once

Darrell and Laura LeBlanc and family
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
So sorry to hear this sad news.Wish we could be there.Sending our condolences to you all.xoxo

Geraldine Ferguson
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss. Helen will be missed by everyone that knew and loved her, she certainly enjoyed life to the fullest, may the many memories you all have shared help you through this difficult time. Geraldine Ferguson

Tania and family.
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
So deeply sorry to hear of Helen's passing. Condolences to you all. May she so lovingly rest in peace with the love of life!

Sheila Glogowski
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
So sorry for your loss.i worked with your mom for many years at national sea,also bowled together for some time,,,i'm sure she's dancing among the clouds are your dad is playing a tune welcoming her home.R.I.P.Helen,

helen pye
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
sorry to hear of Helens passing she was a lovely lady indeed,thinking of the family and are prayers are with you

Blake and Carrol Canavan
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
We are so sorry to hear this very sad news,our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad time.

Shelley Maynard
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
Aunt Shirley (Uncle Gordy, Kathy & Tammy), we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathies are with you and the rest of your family at this difficult time. Love and hugs to all, Roger & Alice Whitehouse, Shelley Maynard & Amber Maynard.

Anne macpherson
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
Very sorry for your loss Helen was a lovely lady Rip

Dave and cathy Compton
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
Sorry for the loss of your mom she was a very sweet lady my condolences to all of you you are a loving family hugs

Craig and Gail Hodder
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My heart goes out to you all, Ma will be dearly missed.

Donna Halfyard
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
My condolences to Helen's family. I had the great pleasure of being introduced to Helen when I visited my sister, Helen Bragg, Dalem Lake, N.S. I live in Ontario. A few years back my sister Helen and I picked up Helen Finney to go to curves and coffee afterwards while I was visiting. I was invited into her home many times. SHE WAS ONE SPECIAL PERSON. SHE HAD ONE OF THE BIGGEST HEARTS. Just before my granddaughter Isabel was born, Helen knew I was returning to Ontario to be back for my daughter giving birth, Helen never met my daughter, but she ensured I had a present for my daughter's child. She had a wonderful sense of humor and had a special way of talking to everyone in her path. I will cherish her memory for the rest of my life - SHE IS IN NOTED IN MY HEART AS ONE OF THE MOST SPECIAL PERSONS I HAVE EVER MET. I AM SURE GOD WAS WAITING FOR HER AT THE GATE AND WELCOMED HER WITH OPEN ARMS. GOD BLESS YOU HELEN AND YOUR FAMILY. LOVE DONNA

Helen Bragg
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
Sorry for the loss of ma to all the family she was a beautiful person, inside and out, God knew what he was doing she is number one in his eyes, and in my eyes eyes to, love to all the family

Fred and Wilma Osmond
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
So sorry to hear of Helens passing,our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.Fred and Wilma Osmond

Evelyn Gardiner
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
My sincere condolences to all of Helen’s family and friends. Played cards with her when I was home in October and it was so good to see her. I will always remember her loving to dance. God bless everyone.8

Sharon King
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
Helen will be missed by a lot of Family and Friends in Cape Breton. Every time I visit home from Montreal I would see her at the Legion and she was always up dancing. The last time I was home we went to a dance and she grabbed me up for a dance and said I remember you Ponsie isn't it and of course I gave her a big hug. That was the last time I saw her so I will treasure that moment. RIP sweet lady.

Mary-Beth Finney & Chris Hoare
   Posted Mon January 13, 2020
Prayers and hugs for the entire Finney family. So sorry we are not able to be there to celebrate the life of Nanny Finney. She was an amazing woman and her legacy lives on in all of you. With all our love xoxo ❤ Mary-Elizabeth and Chris

Brian J. Iannetti
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
I'm not much for wakes or funerals since losing Kelsey so forgive me old friend if you don't see me at either. I hope you view this message because it is the only way i can express my sorrow at the loss of your Mother. I can see in your Facebook posts that your love for your family is absolute and the closeness you have with them is something i envy. To loose parents is heartbreaking and i know for you it must be extremely tough for you my friend because of your total love for both of them, You may have some peace though knowing that they are together again and they will be watching over you and your wonderful family forever. So please accept my family's sincerest condolences at her passing and i hope your grief does not get the best of you like the hold it has on me!

Donica, Eric and family
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
We are so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. Our sincere condolences. She certainly was a lovely lady who loved life. You were all very lucky to have her as your Mom. God bless.

Anne & Russell MacDonald
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
Richard & Family,
We are sorry to hear of your mom’s death. The memories you share of the good times you had with her will certainly give you strength at this time. God Bless

Patricia Warren
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
I am so sorry for your great loss Helen was one of a kind and one of the best dancers ever She hardley ever sat a dance at the Pensioners and was loved by all R.I.p.Helen I know Dave will be waiting to dance you through heaven's gates

Greg (Geggs) King
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
Richard and Siblings
We were so sorry to receive the news of Helen's passing. She was a wonderful lady and a joy to watch on the dance floor. It is never easy with loss of a parent but as time goes by your memories of her will comfort and guide you.

Cassie & Norman Brochu
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
Our deepest condolences on the loss of Helen.She was a beautiful lady and an inspiration to all who knew her.I will miss her on card nights.Sleep well beautiful lady.💕 Cassie.

Lynda and Jenny
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
Mom and I wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. Your mom was one of a kind and we enjoyed seeing her on our visits to Cape Breton. May the memories you have be cherished forever!
Spread your wings and dance with the angels Helen 👼
Love Lynda and Jenny

Helen Tobin
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
I am sorry to hear of your loss. She was a lovely lady that loved you all dearly.

Eric Healey
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
Hi Cliff and Family, my condolences on the death of your Mom. My wish is, her memories will bring you peace and put a smile on your face as you reflect on the years of joy she shared with all of you.

All the best old friend.


Dee Clarkson
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you at this most difficult time. She has left many beautiful memories that you can keep in your hearts forever! God Bless you all!

AnnMarie Shipely
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
So sorry to hear of your mommas passing.I met her through my sister inlaw ..Helen was a sweet lady..RIP

Joseph @Priscilla LeBlanc
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
Please accept our heartfelt condolences.She was one of a kind. A very lovely person .Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

Gord McMahon ( Mucker)
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
So sad to hear of Mrs Finney’s passing. The McMahon’s from Guy Street knew a lot of the Finney Boys, growing up in Sydney Mines. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the family during this time. May you now Rest In Peace...

Nessie Astephen
   Posted Tue January 14, 2020
Eunice, Dennis and to all of Helen's beautiful family. My heart aches for you all at this difficult time.Helen was a beautiful person inside and out. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.Helen will always be remembered by all who were Blessed to have known her. Rest now Helen.

Debra MacPherson
   Posted Wed January 15, 2020
Leon & Vivian so sorry to hear of Leon's mothers passing.My sincere sympathies to the family.

Fr. Bedford Doucette
   Posted Wed January 15, 2020
Dear Richard and Family
I read with sadness the news that your Mom had died. I join your many relatives and friends in expressing my sympathies and condolences, care and concern, friendship and prayer for you at this sad time.
I hope to see you soon. It would be great to get together again.
Fr. Bedford

Marie Kacevychius, Greg snd Joanne McNutt, Truro, NS
   Posted Wed January 15, 2020
Sincerest sympathy to the Finney family. So many wonderful memories of Helen. Sorry we can’t be there to celebrate the life of an amazing woman with all of you. May all the wonderful memories you have comfort all of you during this time and the days to come. They will be dancing up a storm in heaven!! Keeping you in our prayers. Marie Kacevychius, Greg and Joanne McNutt.

George Stubbert
   Posted Thu January 16, 2020
Very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Jimmy & Gloria Macintyre
   Posted Thu January 16, 2020
My Heart is Broken to hear of this precious Lady's passing. Please know you all are in our Thoughts & Prayers. Rest in Peace Sweet Helen, you certainly will be missed but never forgotten. Love Jim & Gloria xo

April Sainthill
   Posted Thu January 16, 2020
I have no words to express my sadness on hearing of Helens passing. She certainly was a Special Angel on this Earth and has left such a void. Rest in Peace sweet Helen. I will miss you xoxo April

Arlene Serroul
   Posted Fri January 17, 2020
My sincere condolences to Rogerena and family on the passing of your Mom. The loss of a parent, regardless of age is extremely difficult, because she will always be your Mom, and you will always be her little girl. In the days, weeks and months ahead, I hope you find comfort in friends and family as you share memories of your Mom. God bless you all.

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