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KING, Helen Margaret -A wonderful journey through life has culminated in the passing of Helen Margaret King at St. Marthas’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Helen was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mae Keefe of Port Hawkesbury, formerly of Point Tupper. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Jim King; daughter, Mary Laura (Scott Delaney) and granddaughters Jordan, Cameron and Kendall Delaney all of Port Hawkesbury. She was predeceased by her daughter, Nancy on October 2, 2020, sisters Loretta Hayes, Bernadette Smith, Geraldine MacLeod, and Erlene Keefe. Helen is survived by sisters Carlene Keefe, Baddeck, Linda Keefe, Port Hawkesbury, Brenda Smith, Antigonish, Colleen Anderson, England; brothers Reg Keefe, Port Hawkesbury, and John Keefe (Bunny) of Evanston, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Helen’s life could be divided into three important themes; Family, Faith and Friends. Her sanctuary or "place of peace" was her home where everyone was welcome. It has been said many times that the greatest gift you can give your children is the gift of your time. Helen gave of her time exponentially. Helen’s faith was unwavering in her daily life and if you were to define her contribution to community and friends it would be "blessed are those who give without remembering, and take without forgetting". Although we struggle with the physical separation from Helen, we take solace in the acts of kindness and humility she left us. Helen suffered from macular degeneration but through her blurred lens she could see the good in people. She gave of her time, talents and treasures and often volunteered with Girl Guides of Canada, school functions, luncheons and the Point Tupper Association. Even as her health and vision deteriorated, she found comfort and pride in volunteering with friends and having family in her home, where she could often be found endlessly scrubbing floors and polishing furniture. Helen savoured life’s simplest things; home-cooked meals and drives in the car with Jim discovering the newest potholes. She believed that memories created added more value to life than materialistic things. Helen was an artist; she was a fantastic baker and cake decorator, she crocheted intricate Christmas ornaments and could create a beautiful meal for family and friends at a moment’s notice. The focus of Helen’s life was her granddaughters and spent many years caring for them in their early childhoods. Her years of hard work and determination provided them with many life lessons and she was proud to have helped them grow into the young women they are today. The family would like to thank the staff of St Martha’s Regional Hospital for the care and support they provided. Special thanks to Dr DeBoer, Dr MacEachen, and the wonderful nurses at PCU and the ICU. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm in the Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Port Hawkesbury. Mass will be held Saturday, October 30 at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury with Father Conrad Edwards officiating. Burial in the Parish Cemetery. Family Flowers Only. In keeping with current Covid-19 protocols, proof of vaccination is required to attend the visitation and funeral. "When you were born, you cried while the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way when you die, the world cries while you rejoice" Visitation Information Visitation Friday, October 29, 2021 Visitation Time 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Visitation Location Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, 724 Granville St., Port Hawkesbury Service Information Service Date Saturday, October 30, 2021 Service Time 10 a.m. Service Location St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Port Hawkesbury Burial Information Burial Date Saturday, October 30, 2021 Burial Time Following funeral mass Burial Location St. Joseph Parish Cemetery, Port Hawkesbury
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