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Helen Rand

Born In: Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed on: December 29th, 2012

Riverton – Helen Rand. It is with great sadness that the family of Marjorie “Helen” (Graham) Rand announces her passing. She passed away peacefully at the Valley View Villa, surrounded by her family on December 29, 2012. Born July 19, 1936 in Hillside, Trenton, Pictou County, she was a daughter of the late Kenneth Edward and Margaret Catherine (Fraser) Graham. Helen was happiest when she was entertaining family and friends in her home; with camera in hand, always ready to take a picture. Her favorite pastimes were journaling these visits and scrapbooking newspaper clippings, all in the company of her beloved cat, Buttons. She is survived by daughters: Valerie Hecimovich (Billy), Springville; Peggy Vaters, Valley View Villa, Riverton; Carol Rand (Pete), Riverton. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Gaylene James (Larry); Vicki Hecimovich (Teddy); John Vaters (Tanya); Peter Rand and April Rand; nine great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild; as well as a special nephew, Vernon (Buzzy) Graham; several other nieces and nephews; very close friend, Shirley States. Helen was predeceased by her husband, John Watt Rand, two sisters, two brothers and one son-in-law. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 pm Tuesday, Jan. 1, in the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow, from where funeral service will take place at 1 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 2, with Rev. Dr. Glen Matheson officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Pictou Landing, at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or a charity of choice. Condolences may be sent by visiting: www.rhporter.ca

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