Sue Anne Helms


A native of Williamsburg, Ontario, Sue Anne (Black) Helms of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, passed away May 3, 2012, at the Dartmouth General Hospital.

Born in Williamsburg, Sue was the daughter of Anne (Becksted) and Lawrence Black.

Sue attended business college in Montreal where she started working for Trans Canada Airlines. She eventually transferred to the Maintenance Base of TCA in Moncton, where she met her future husband Philip.

Over the years, Sue continued to work as a secretary for The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council, CHNS, Saint Mary’s University and Nova Scotia Power.

Sue is survived by her husband of 61 years, Philip and by her daughter Jean (Albert Mills), her son Stephen (Monica), and her grandson Christopher, all of Dartmouth.

She will be fondly remembered by her brother Frank (Shirley) of Manotick, Ontario, and her sister-in-law, Pauline Helms of Halifax.

Cremation has taken place.

Visitation was at the JA Snow Funeral Home in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Monday, May 7, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass was held in Saint Peter’s Church, in Dartmouth on Tuesday, May 8. Interment is to follow at a later date in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Kentville, Nova Scotia.

Donations may be made to the CNIB, Hope Cottage or Dartmouth General Hospital Charitable Foundation.

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