McLEOD, Helen

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

Born in Donkin, Helen, 90, was the daugh­ter of the late John W. and Jean (Robert­son) MacLeod.

She grew up in Donkin at­tend­ing El­e­men­tary and Ju­nior High School and Mor­ri­son High School in Glace Bay. She was a grad­u­ate of the Glace Bay Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal School of Nurs­ing, Class of 1948.

Helen was em­ployed at In­ver­ness Hos­pi­tal then Camp Hill DVA Hos­pi­tal in Hal­i­fax from where she en­listed in the Royal Cana­dian Air Force Med­i­cal Ser­vice. She served at bases across Canada as a Nurs­ing Sis­ter and had a won­der­ful four year post­ing to Ger­many where she en­joyed trav­el­ling across Europe, the U.K. and Mid­dle East. Fol­low­ing her re­tire­ment from the RCAF in 1976 she was em­ployed at the Devco Coal Prepa­ra­tion Plant.

A life­long mem­ber of St. Luke’s United Church, Helen was ac­tive in CGIT, served as mem­ber and clerk of the Ses­sion, a mem­ber of the Board of Stew­ards and a `Friend of the U.C.W.’ She also en­joyed vol­un­teer­ing at the Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal as a Porter and at the Donkin El­e­men­tary School on `Hot Dog’ Days.

Helen loved to cook, bake, read, travel, swim in the ocean, the Bos­ton Bru­ins, P.E.I and fam­ily gath­er­ings, es­pe­cially those in Mira. But the great­est joys of her life were her nieces and neph­ews. To have been part of their lives, watch­ing them grow into fine young peo­ple was al­ways a source of great pride. She thought they were all beau­ti­ful, clever and wise. Need­less to say, her fa­vorite ti­tle was `Aunt Helen’.

Helen was pre­de­ceased by brothers, David, John, Robert (Mary, Dorothy), Neil (Vi­ola), Alex (Dena) and Don­nie (Phyl­lis) and sis­ters, An­nie (Verner Mur­rant), Wibby (Hayward MacMil­lan), Is­abel (Ce­cil Clarke), Jean; brother-in-law, Hughie Reid; cousins, Mary Peach and Fraser MacLeod and neph­ews, Bil­lie and Alexan­der MacMil­lan.

She will be sadly missed by sis­ter, Ruth Reid; cousin, Margie Bur­bridge, Hal­i­fax; sis­ters-in­law, Lois and Gla­dys MacLeod and a large ex­tended fam­ily of nieces and neph­ews.

Vis­i­ta­tion for Helen will be held on Friday Au­gust 4, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. in Pat­ten Fu­neral Home 71 Union St., Glace Bay. Fu­neral ser­vice will be held on Saturday Au­gust 5, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Pat­ten Fu­neral Home Chapel.

On­line con­do­lences can be sent to www.pat­ten­fu­neral.com.

Memo­rial do­na­tions can be made to St. Luke’s United Church or the Heart & Stroke Foun­da­tion.

On-line con­do­lences may be made to the fam­ily at www.pat­ten­fu­neral.com.

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