Window of opportunity for a lasting memorial for Dawesville resident

Top: Joy Jeffes and the Reverend Daryl |Cotton in front of the new stained glass |window. Right: The new window.
Window of opportunity for a lasting memorial for Dawesville resident
Top: Joy Jeffes and the Reverend Daryl |Cotton in front of the new stained glass |window. Right: The new window.

WHEN Dawesville resident Joy Jeffes’s husband of 28 years Ray died earlier this year, he was cremated.

As Mrs Jeffes left the service at Christ’s Church Anglican Church, she noticed a plain glass window in the entry.

Christ’s Church has several glorious stained glass windows and that set her thinking.

She decided she would try to replace the plain glass with a stained glass window in memory of her husband.

Last Friday, seven months and five levels of approval later, the stained glass window, designed and created in Fremantle, was blessed and dedicated to Raymond Thomas Hartley Jeffes by the Dean of Bunbury, the Reverend Daryl Cotton.

Mr Jeffes died on St Patrick’s Day, aged 95.

The retired farmer had been a benefactor to the church, donating one of the bells and also a pew in memory of his first wife.

He was a keen golfer and retired farmer who spent six months of each year in the UK and six months in WA. He has two daughters in WA and a son in England, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.