The family of the late Helly Greenacre are saddened to announce her sudden passing on February 13, 2020 in the comfort of her own home. Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Martha Sumeg and her husband Philip. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Pamela, son-in-law Robert Meaney, grandson Rowan, and a circle of friends.
Born in 1931, Helly left her home in Budapest during WWII and spent several years in Paris before immigrating to Canada. She lived and worked in Montreal where she met Philip. They married in 1960 and relocated to Corner Brook in 1966 where she lived for 52 years before moving to St. John’s in 2017.
Helly had a lifelong appreciation of art, music, gardening, literature, languages and was an active member of the arts community in Corner Brook. She attended Sir Wilfred Grenfell College as a senior citizen where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts and continued as an artist until the end.
Thank you to the friends and neighbours in Corner Brook, St. John’s, United States and France whose friendships she cherished and whose support is helping us through this difficult time.
Cremation has already taken place. A celebration of her life will be held in St. John’s at a later date in February.
In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting the arts, local markets/businesses or donate to a charity of one’s choice.