Helen (Bransfield) Green, RN
Born In: Gardiner Point, New Brunswick, Canada
Passed in: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 28th, 2012
It is with broken hearts the family of Helen Ann Green, 77, announce her sudden but peaceful passing at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, surrounded by love.
Born in Gardiner Point, N.B., Helen was the daughter of the late William Bransfield and Lillian (Carroll) Bransfield.
Helen was a faithful member of St. Anthony’s parish, was a member of St. Anne’s Sodality and the Catholic Women’s League.
Helen graduated as a registered nurse and practised at the Hotel Dieu Hospital and Mount St. Joseph’s in Chatham, N.B.
Helen is survived by her children, Steven (Margaret Ann), Margaret (John Burke), Barbara (the late Grant Hynes), Robert (Tracey) and Carroll Ann (Kevin Covin). Helen is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Wanda Green (Adrian). She is survived by brothers, William (Louise), Mike, Tommy (Wanda). Helen was also survived by her 13 grandchildren of whom she was so proud, Julia (Gerald), Janet (Andrew), Jenna Lee (David), Spencer (Bhreagh), Ryan, Jessica, Adam, Parker (Dana), Stephanie, Ben, Curtis, Caitlin and Courtney. Helen adored her great-grandchildren, Emma, Peyton and Caleb. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and special family friends that were very dear to her heart.
Helen was predeceased by her loving husband, Frank, son, Gordon, infant daughter, Janet and her brother, Steve.
Nan’s door was always open, the teapot always brewing. Pies and homemade bread could be smelled throughout the neighbourhood. Mealtime was her happiest time of the day, the men always her top priority. She loved her house filled with company from near and far, friends and family where she could quietly listen to conversation, laughter and accomplishments. Her family always had her unconditional love and support.
Her dream to travel to Nashville and to see the Grand Ole Opry became a reality in recent years and was one of the biggest highlights of her life.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve St., Glace Bay. Funeral mass will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church, Glace Bay, with Rev. Norman MacPhee officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Glace Bay Adult Day Program (Glace Bay General Hospital), the Town Daycare Centre or a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences to the Green family are available through www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
“Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.”