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Helena A. Hemond

July 29, 1915 October 5, 2011
Helena A. Hemond
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St. Albans – Mrs. Helena A. Hemond, 96, died October 5, 2011, at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. She was born on July 29, 1915, in Pike River, Quebec. On October 31, 1938, she married Philip A. Hemond in St. Albans and eventually made their home on Little County road in St. Albans Bay. Helena was a seamstress by trade, taking great pride in her sewing and knitting creations. She and Phil loved playing cards with friends and relatives, attending their garden, playing with their grandchildren in the deep snow and riding bikes. After Phil’s passing, Helena continued to reside in their home they built together. Helena filled up her days with maintain her home, gardening, sewing, driving herself to church and playing board games with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends and family will always remember her happiness and kind spirit. Helena’s favorite saying was “I love everyone” and her smile always showed that. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Gerard and Donna of Travares, FL; son-in-law, James Douglas of Swanton; sister, Regina Bushey of Edgefield, SC; sister-in-law, Marian Johnson of St. Albans and brother-in-law, Paul Blais of Burlington. Helena is also survived by her grandsons and their wives, Michael & Karen Douglas, Scott & Rose Hemond, Gregory & Kim Douglas, Brian & Michelle Douglas, Dwight & Tami Hemond and her only granddaughter, Lynn Douglas; ten great-grandchildren that when she saw or heard them, an immediate huge smile would appear on her face and many nieces and nephews that all has a special part in her life. Helena was predeceased by her beloved husband and partner in life, Philip, and as of last October her loving and only daughter, Ruth Douglas; her sisters, Leola and Lucille and her brother Art. The family would like to thank the owners and staff of Our Lady of the Meadows for all the care and kindness they showed Helena over the past few years; all of the Doctors, Nurses and Support Staff at Northwestern Medical Center for the wonderful compassionate care Helena received during her brief stays. The family is especially grateful to NMC for their admirable Comfort Care program, the program and staff made a very difficult time a bit easier. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, October 15, 2011, from 9 to 10 AM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday October 15th at 10:30 AM in Holy Angels Catholic Church on Lake Street with Reverend Maurice J. Roy as celebrant. Interment will follow in the family lot on Mount Calvary Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Northwestern Medical Center, Palliative Care Program, c/o Social Services, 133 Fairfield Street, St. Albans, Vermont 05478. Assisting the Hemond family is the Heald Funeral Home of St. Albans where private messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.

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