Helen Elizabeth Marie Landry
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Helen Landry of Antigonish, 73, on September 30, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of the late Margaret I. (MacDonald) and Donald A. Chisholm.
Helen was a caring and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She spent many years co-managing the family business, alongside her husband, while they raised their two sons. Helen was a member of the St. Ninian’s CWL and a longtime volunteer with the Diabetes Association of Canada.
Helen will be remembered for her gentle, dignified, and kind ways. She was a very social person who loved her daily walks and all events where she was able to visit with friends and neighbors or meet new people. Helen’s favorite spot was in her chair on the beach. She treasured afternoons surrounded by her beach family, the sunshine, and the ocean. Helen’s grandchildren were the light of her life. She made up for not being able to have sweets herself by ensuring her grandchildren were always well stocked with goodies. Helen’s generosity to others extended far, always putting the needs of others before her own.
Helen will be dearly missed and remembered by her family, all of whom reside in Antigonish; sons, Paul (Joanne) and Mike (Sharon); grandchildren, Lauryn, Craig, and Daniel; Sharon’s children Ginney (Calgary) and Dylan; sisters, Marilyn (Vernon) Dee, Maria (Gerry) Grant, and Clarie (Roy) Rasmussen; as well as many treasured nieces and nephews. Helen is also survived by her Landry in-laws, who held a special place in her heart.
Helen was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Paul Sr; their son in infancy, Donald Patrick; Helen’s brothers, John W (late Ann) and Owen Chisholm; and Helen’s parents, Margaret I and Donald A. Chisholm.
Visitation will be held at C.L.Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish, on Sunday, October 4, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, and 7:00 - 9:00 pm, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Ninian’s Cathedral at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 5 with Reverend Donald MacGillivray presiding. Social distancing protocols are to be followed for the visitation and funeral, and masks are mandatory.
Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.
Family flowers only, please. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Martha's Regional Hospital Foundation, 25 Bay Steret, Antigonish, NS B2G 2G4, Diabetes Canada, P.O. Box 25199, Halifax, NS B3M 4H4 or a charity of choice. Online condolences: www.clcurry.com
May there always be a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes.