We regret to announce the death on September 25, 2003, at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, of HELEN McQUARRIE HEFFERNAN, at the age of 87 years. She was a longtime resident of the Kelsey Bay area on Vancouver Island prior to moving to Vernon in 1980. Helen was active with the Lions Club in Kelsey Bay and also in Vernon for many years. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sons; Rick Burke of Victoria and Robert (Cheryl) Heffernan of Seattle and Kelowna; and six grandchildren; Kim (Terry), Richard (Dawn), Sandy (Russ), Bill (Kelly), Sarah and Scott. She is also survived by a number of extended family members across North America. Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, October 10, at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Vernon Funeral Home. Friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Helen to Vernon Lions Club. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home. 250-542-0155.