Joseph Helferty

Obituary of Joseph Helferty

HELFERTY, Joseph Bernard - With his family by his side, Joseph Helferty died on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Twin Lakes Terrace, Sarnia at the age of 92.  Beloved husband of the late Marie Helferty (2002). Loving father of Michael and his wife Valerie, Sarnia and John and his wife Kerri, Corunna.  Cherished grandfather of Stephen (Mae), James and Robert.  Also survived by sisters-in-law Norine Helferty, Mary Helferty, Helen Strachan and brother-in-law Hastings Purney and many nieces and nephews.  In retirement he enjoyed friendly competitive pursuits on the golf course, getting his hands dirty in the garden with his canine helper Tessa and making lots of sawdust in his two shed workshops in the backyard thoughtfully named "Peace" and "Quiet". He enjoyed his retirement and family and was fortunate to have 33 years in this chapter of his life. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to The McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 431 Christina St. N. Sarnia. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may forward memorial donations to the charity of choice. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com