Richard "Fenton" Alfred Jeffery
A service to celebrate and honour the life of the late Richard "Fenton" Alfred Jeffery will be held on Saturday morning, August 4, 2018, from the E. Gerald Rooney Memorial Chapel, Alberton, at 11:00 a.m., the Rev. Darroch Fagan officiating. Fenton passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown, on November 16, 2017, at the age of 57.
He was the dear brother to Betty Jeffery of Cornwall, P.E.I., and is also survived by many cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Richard F. and Lucy (nee Oatway) Jeffery.
Fenton graduated from Acadia University, where he studied Biology and Computer Science. Over the years he held a number of leadership roles in a variety of employment and volunteer activities. He had worked in the agricultural, fisheries, tourism, social services, seniors’ health, and service sectors. His numerous volunteer activities included the ERC Concepts Board of Directors, Alberton and Area Development Corporation, West Prince Angel Network, West Prince Seniors Expo, Alberton Historical Preservation Foundation, and the Northport Development Inc., as well as serving four terms on the Alberton Town Council. He was a dutiful son to his disabled father and later served as his mother's primary caregiver as she progressed through the various stages of dementia. He touched the lives of many people.
Family and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home beginning at 10:15 a.m. to share memories of Fenton prior to the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow the service. Interment will take place at Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery in Alma, the final resting place of his parents, as well as his paternal grandparents, two sets of great-grandparents, and a great-great grandmother.
As an expression of sympathy, memorials to the Alzheimer Society of P.E.I. or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society (Atlantic Division) would be gratefully appreciated.