Tuft- Helen Rosemary (Lavin) of St. Thomas passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday January 9th, 2017 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Wilburn “Scotty” Tuft (2005). Loved mother of Wayne and his wife Patricia Tuft of St. Thomas and the late Wendy Bennett. Proud grandmother of Angela and her husband Leo Melo of Kerwood and Jeffrey and his wife Melissa Tuft of St.Thomas and by great grandchildren Tyler, Ashley, Britney, Ayden, Jaxen and Oliver. Helen was born December 21, 1931 in St. Thomas, the daughter of the late Cecil and Ruby (Thompson) Lavin. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Resting at Williams Funeral Home where funeral service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery . Visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. . Donations may be made to the Faith Christian Academy.