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Helen Kervin

Helen Maria Kervin - age 99, of Berwick, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 4, 2019 in Grand View Manor, Berwick, with family by her side. Born in Canning, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Emily (Smith) Rogers. She worked as a
Helen Maria Kervin - age 99, of Berwick, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 4, 2019 in Grand View Manor, Berwick, with family by her side. Born in Canning, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Emily (Smith) Rogers. She worked as a telephone operator in Canning during the Second World War. Together with her late husband, she assisted in the operation of the H.C. Lindsay Funeral Home in Berwick. Helen was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who made many sacrifices during her time living at the funeral home. Their living room was the funeral home parlour and on many occasions, including Christmas, she gave up her household to provide room for grieving families. Helen often opened her home to her children’s friends who, to this day, speaks fondly of visiting the Kervin home. Together with Joyce Beattie, she owned and operated the dress shop, Kerbea Fashion, and enjoyed volunteering in her community, spending summers at the cottage in Ross Creek and winters in Florida. She is survived by daughters, Fay Mounce, Berwick; Susanne Nette, Halifax; son, Robert (Sally), Berwick; son-in-law; Marc Wirig, Annapolis, Maryland; grandchildren, Peter Wirig, Annapolis, Maryland; Emily (Mark) Lamond, London, England; Angela (Adam) Pellerine, Norfolk, Virginia; David (Samantha) Mounce, Toronto, Ontario; Matthew Nette (Nasha Nijhawan), Halifax; Michael Nette, Albania; Andrew Nette (Christine Shultis), Canmore, Alberta; great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Lilly, Carter, Charlotte, Harriet, Jackson and Cameron; sister-in-law, Doris Rogers, Montreal, Quebec; brother-in-law, Delbert Gates, Sudbury, Ontario; many nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert “Bob”; daughter, Margo Wirig; great-grandson, James Robert Lamond; sisters, Dorothy Taylor, Jean Gardner and Elizabeth Gates; brothers, George, Lemuel, Oscar, Cliff and Miller. Cremation has taken place and there was no visitation, by request. A funeral service, followed by a reception, took place at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2019 in the Christ Anglican Church, Berwick, Reverend Mel Malton and Reverend Sarah Scott officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in the Berwick Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Serenity Suite at Grand View Manor (for palliative care). Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com

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