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Mary Ellen “Helen” Fitzgerald Abbott

Birth
Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Death 10 Jul 2007
Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, Specifically: Later interment at Port-au-Port Newfoundland
Memorial ID 92660279 · View Source
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Mary Ellen "Helen" Abbott (nee Fitzgerald) 1916 - 2007, passed away peacefully in her 92nd year at the Veteran's Memorial Building, Halifax on
July 10, 2007. Predeceased by her husband, Albert Joseph Abbott of Port-au-Port, Newfoundland(1985). Born in Halifax, daughter of Michael Daniel and Jerome Agnes Fitzgerald (nee Woodill); cherished sister of Jean Frances Spencer (George) of Chester, Nova Scotia. Helen was a graduate of the Sacred Heart School, Halifax and the Royal Victoria School of
Nursing, Montreal. She enlisted in the Canadian Army and saw World War Two service overseas as a Nursing Sister. With her military husband, there were numerous postings in Canada and overseas which fostered many lifelong colleagues and friends. On retirement, they returned to Port-au-Port, Newfoundland to help run the family business. Helen returned to Halifax in
1990. Helen expressed herself with her artistic talents, which included painting, knitting, and needle point. Helen was a Lady in the truest sense. Her quiet strength and support through adversity was an inspiration to friends and family, including her manyloving,nieces/grandnieces and
nephews/ grandnephews. Helen's family thanks the professional staff who worked on Floor V4E over the years, for their dedication and compassion, and the staff of the Veteran's Memorial Building, Halifax, who very much made the Veteran's
Memorial Building Helen's home. A memorial service to celebrate Helen's life
will be held 2 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2007 at the Veteran's Memorial Building Chapel, Halifax followed by a reception. Father Michael Walsh to
officiate. Interment to take place at a later date in Port-au-Port Newfoundland. In memory of Helen, donations may be made either to the
Salvation Army, 2044 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS B3K 3A9 (902) 422-2363 or
to the QEII Foundation, 1278 Tower Road, Centennial Building, Rm 1-040
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9 (902) 473-7932 or Toll Free: 1-888-428-0220. Cremation has taken place and arrangements are entrusted to J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax (902) 455-0531.
E-mail condolences to condolences.snow@ ns.aliantzinc.ca


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  • Created by: Sharon Lavash Hawkins
  • Added: 27 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92660279
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ellen “Helen” Fitzgerald Abbott (unknown–10 Jul 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92660279, ; Maintained by Sharon Lavash Hawkins (contributor 47124807) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown, who reports a Later interment at Port-au-Port Newfoundland.