Helen Catherine McConnell
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Helen Catherine McConnell of Rothesay, NB, wife of Robert Solomon McConnell, which occurred on July 1, 2012 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John on July 1, 1928 she was a daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude (Saunders) Craig.
Helen was a lifelong resident of Greater Saint John and Rothesay. She was a past member of Westfield Golf and Country Club, the Riverside Country Club and IODE Dr. William MacIntosh Chapter. Helen was past president of NB Branch CWSGA for 30 plus years. She was a member of the Union Club and was also a faithful member of Portland United Church and St. David’s United Church.
Helen is survived by her loving husband, Robert; her children, Robert (Susan) McConnell, Randall (Barbara) McConnell and Cynthia (William) Shaw; five grandchildren, Kelly, Andrew and Peter Shaw, Evan and Nicholas McConnell; several nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and is predeceased by her parents, one sister, Marion Alexander; two brothers, Alfred and Edmund Craig.
Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424) with visiting on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 from 7-9 pm and Thursday, July 5, 2012 from 2-4 pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 11:00 am from St. David’s United Church, Rothesay, NB. A private family interment will take place in Fernhill Cemetery. For those who wish remembrances may be made to Bobby’s Hospice, Portland United Church and St. David’s United Church would be appreciated by the family.