The death occurred peacefully at Prince County Hospital, Summerside, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, with his loving family by his side, of Wilbert Cecil Jeffery, of Alberton (formerly of Alma), age 86. Beloved husband of 56 years to Verna (McDowell) Jeffery. Born in Lauretta on October 5, 1930, he was the son of Louis and Annie Jane (Cannon) Jeffery. Son-in-law of Empress (late Roy) McDowell, O'Leary.
Loving father to: Carter; Robert (Barbara); Randy (Christine); Late Kerras (Shirley); Diane (Glen) Wallace; Kenneth (Jody); and Darlene (Rheal) Lacroix. Grandfather to: Jennifer (Owen) Pitre; Mark (Mary Ann); Cheryl (Christopher) Clements; Marcy (Devin) Ellis; Courtney (Travis); Corinda; Shaylyn Wallace; Colin Wallace; Stephen; Darcie; and Madeline (Keenen) Arsenault. Great-grandfather to Ciara, Emma, Charlie, Connor & Cadie.
He is also survived by sisters, Mabel (late Bill) Barnett, Eileen (late Ralph) Greene, and Gladys (late Bill) Grant. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Noreen Jeffery, Millie (Russell) Brown and Elsie (late Allison) Smith. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his son Kerras, he was predeceased by brothers Gordon (Freda), Harold (Joey), Sterling and Preston (Delores).
Resting at the Rooney Funeral Home and Chapel, Alberton. Visiting hours Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017, from the E. Gerald Rooney Memorial Chapel for funeral service at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Darroch Fagan officiating. Interment to follow in Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Alma, PEI.
Donations in loving memory may be made to Western Hospital, Prince County Hospital or to the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Alma.