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Passed peacefully at home on Friday, July 29th, Helen Amelia Crummey. Born August 1st, 1939 in Western Bay. Pre-deceased by her parents, by brothers Hollis, Arthur and Clyde, and by her niece Joan.
After a short time as a telephone operator and school teacher, Helen moved to St. John’s where she trained as a nurse at the General Hospital, graduating in 1961. She spent most of her nursing career at the cottage hospital in Old Perlican, where she was the head nurse for many years until her retirement.
She was a foodie before the term was invented and loved to cook for her wide circle of friends and for her beloved family. She particularly enjoyed a Father Matthews style Irish coffee after a meal of Beef Wellington. And a feed of Chinese from Canton Restaurant. And deep fried pickles with Spicy Chipotle Mayo from Mary’s Diner. She lived for Christmas and was a sucker for animals of all descriptions. She loved a good time and was often forced to cross her legs to prevent an accident when she laughed. We will all miss that laughter.
Although she had no children of her own, she was devoted to her niece and nephews, and her many great-nephews and nieces. Leaving to mourn sisters-in-law Ruth and Mazie, niece Ramona (Tony), nephews Wayne (Janice), Paul, Michael (Holly), Stephen, and Peter (Kim), as well as friends too numerous to mention.
Funeral service at the Carnell Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Road on Tuesday August 2nd, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow.
Interment at the Western Bay South United Church Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. after reception.
Donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre or to a charity of your choice.
The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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