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Helen, 93, died peacefully on December 1, 2015 at St. Michael’s Hospice in New Westminster, BC. Helen was born to Wilem and Jacoba Dogterom on April 25, 1922 in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Helen is preceded in death by her siblings, Marjorie Little, Tom Dogterom, Cory Dogterom, Jan Dogterom and Leonard Dogterom She moved to Duncan in around 1942 when she married Bill Jaynes.

Helen contributed for many years to the Jaynes Hardware business on Station Street and was a long time employee of the Bank of Montreal. Bill and Helen divorced in 1975. She is survived by her son Philip Jaynes (Scott Crank) of New Westminster, B.C. , daughter Lorna Jaynes (Bruce Cates), and grandchildren Jessica Jaynes Bruno and Jordan Bruno of Fremont, CA, sisters in law Erma Dogterom of Lethbridge, AB and Marge Dogterom of Bozeman, MT, along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pursuant to Helen’s wishes there will be no service.

Since, as an environmentalist Helen loved nature, those who wish to make a donation in her memory are encouraged to donate to the Somenos Marsh Society, a local conservation and wildlife protection organization that Helen cared about and supported.

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