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Helen Valerie CHEVERIE
Père : Adolphus Cheverie
Mère : Mary Ellen McPhee
Décès le : 2007-07-11
Parution : 2007-07-13
Conjoint(e) : Donald Walker
Paru dans : Times & Transcript, Moncton, NB

Helen Valerie Walker (Nee Cheverie) It is with great sadness that the family and friends of Helen Walker announce her death on July 11th 2007 at The Moncton Hospital. Helen was a positive force in many lives especially those of her three children, eight grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and to Donald (Don), her loving husband of 61 years. Helen is survived by Don; her sister, Theresa; daughters, Lynn (John) O'Connor, Sharon (Ron) Gautreau; and son, Gary (Heather); as well as grandchildren, Leslie and Kelly O'Connor, Julie, Sandra, Karen and Jeff Gautreau, and Rob and Mike Walker. She was predeceased by her infant son, Kevin; as well as brothers, Albert and Edward; and sisters, Rita and Anne. Helen grew up in Souris, P.E.I., the daughter of Adolphus Cheverie and Mary Ellen (McPhee). She attended Souris Convent, graduating with the Governor-general's medal and a scholarship offer to Prince of Wales College for teacher training. She instead opted to attend Notre Dame Convent in Charlottetown, where she excelled in the Secretarial/Commercial programme, chosen as class valedictorian upon graduation. Those being the war years, Helen headed for Montreal, where she joined her sisters, and was employed for several years as an executive secretary; her work was always of the highest quality, and she was held in esteem by her employers and co-workers. At a dance her vivacity and attractiveness caught the eye of a young serviceman, Donald Walker, of the first Canadian Parachute Battalion. They were married on December 29th 1945. Employment being scarce after the war, the newlyweds moved to Don's home town of Kenogami, Quebec, where they were to live for 41 years. Helen proved to be a devoted wife and mother, selflessly caring for her family's needs. Upon Don's retirement they moved to Moncton, to be closer to their children and to their cottage in Donaldston, on Mom's beloved P.E.I. Helen always enjoyed physical activity, from swimming, to skating, cycling and walking as well as cross-country skiing. Helen and Don were active members of the Mud River and "Double S" Cloggers in Moncton. Helen was an active member of the Catholic Women's League in Kenogami, PQ, Moncton, and Corran Ban PEI. Whenever possible on PEI, Helen and Don regularly enjoyed the Ceilis at the BIS in Charlottetown. Her family and friends will miss her keen intelligence, her unfailing support and her enjoyment of the many gifts of life. She instilled a love of learning and a desire for justice in all her family. As with her mother before her, the tea-pot and home-baking were always ready for family and visitors. The family will receive friends at Cadman Bowness Funeral Home (857-1110) 114 Alma Street Moncton on Saturday July 14th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 as well as at Belvedere Funeral Home, 175 Belvedere Ave Charlottetown with visiting on Sunday July 15th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. A funeral service will be held in Saint Michael's Church, Corran Ban PEI on Monday July 16th at 10:30 am. followed by interment in the church cemetery. Memorials in Helen's name may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation or the St Michael's Church Cemetery Fund, Corran Ban (PEI). Local arrangements are under the direction of Cadman Bowness Funeral Home, Moncton. www.cadmanbownessfh.com July 13, 2007

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