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Rhyno – Mary Ellen “Helen”, 90, of Milton, Queens County, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool with her family by her side.
Born in Liverpool, “Helen” was a daughter of the late George and Jean (Stevens) Westhaver.
Helen was known for her cooking and worked at various restaurants such as Lanes Privateer Inn, Horse Shoe Tavern and the Sportsman Restaurant. Helen was a yoga instructor for many years and was also a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Helen loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren
Helen is survived by daughters, Elaine (Donald) Whynot of Liverpool, Joanne Rhyno of Liverpool, Marjorie of Lethbridge, Alberta, Cindy Lou (Kevin) Borden of Italy Cross, Valerie of Milton, Cathy (Gregory) Zwicker of Milton; son, Stephen of Western Head; A number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and great great grandchild. Brothers, Maurice (Judy) of Ontario, Victor (Judy) of Mersey Point, Fred (Peggy Williams) of Liverpool.
Besides her parents, Helen was predeceased her husband, Clarence; son, Richard and daughter-in-law Isabel, grandson Darren, sisters, Margaret, Marion Dolliver, Elva Roy, Sheila Rhyno, Gladys Hurshman and Judy Parnell; brothers, Burton, James, Victor and Reginald, sons-in-law John Cosby and Lambert Roy.
Visitation will be held Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 7 until 9 p.m. with funeral service being held Monday, October 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. both in Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS. Bishop Charles Hunt officiating. Cremation to follow. Burial will take place at a later date in Milton Community Cemetery. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to S.H.A.I.D.. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com.
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Belinda Wentzell Delong
My condolences to all of Helen’s family left behind,back in the day we were CB friends 1970’s early 80’s …Every now and then over the years when we would meet up,we talked about the good old days and the friends we made through CB and our husbands and the ones that have gone on ahead..You were a great person and friend Helen,you will be missed by all who knew you. May you be R.I.P with your family and friends that have gone on ahead.
David & Judy Whynott of mersey point
I’m sorry to hear of Helen’s passing she was a great lady.
Charlotte, Bobby and Peggy Kelley
To all of Helen’s family. Please accept our sincere condolences. May your wonderful memories help you through the difficult days ahead. Rest now dear Helen…you will be missed.
Patricia & Rickey Whynacht
Wow where has the years gone? Never was there a more beautiful person than Helen. She Always made me feel special when ever we met. I always enjoyed visiting her and Joe, they were two of my favorite people. I feel sad for Cathy for I know that she and her siblings will miss their perfect Mom. You are now home my beautiful sister, the world will be a little lonelier place without you. Thanks for the good memories That both Patricia and I will always have of you and your family.
I would like to send my sincere condolences to all Aunt Helen’s children. I am so sorry I won’t be able to attend as I will be away. I am thinking of you all and sending thoughts, prayers and big Hugs. Love you all. May you R.I.P. AUNT HELEN❤
Peggy and Richard Hatt
I am so very sorry that Helen has passed .She was one in a million ,a very nice lady Please accept my deepest condolences .Sincerely Peggy Hatt
David and beattiè barnes
We are so sorry to hear OF HELENS PASSING WE SEND OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY HELEN WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON SHE WILL BE MISSED
To Helen’s family sending my condolences . She will be missed by all that knew her. Hold close special memories spent together as a family .
So sorry to hear of Helen’s passing . She was a very nice lady. Hugs❤️
My Condolences To You Joann N Family
so sorry to hear…rip
I am sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. I found her alway kind, willing to share and a gentle being. and now doubt will be very much missed. My condolences to her extensive family.
Ray & Evey Wolfe
sorry to hear about Helen. please accept our condolences
Joan Roy Tiffany
So sorry to hear this. She leaves behind a legacy of love. She will be missed. My condolences to her remaining family❤️
To my dearest friend Marjorie and family,
There are no words to express how saddened I feel with the loss of your mother and patriarch of your family. I got to see her on her 89th birthday and she was my Helen/Ma; and I felt that it may have been the last time, so I left comforted by, what may be my last memory of her in person. She was my swimming buddy at White Point, we shared the drive almost every day. These are the things that will comfort me, I am sure you as a family also have wonderful memories too. The one thing I do know for certain, when she said “ I love you “ I knew it was so. So ma, I know you are with your family and are finally at peace, so one last thing, I will see you soon, Okie, Dokie Ma! I love you Marjorie! With sincere condolences, Bonnie Gay Hartlen/Norman Edward Rafuse.
Sorry for your loss. Helen was a nice lady.
Stephen and Marilyn Anthony
Sorry for your loss
Sincere condolences to all of Helen’s family….
This is such sad news. Mom and I worked with Helen at Lanes in the 80s – she was so kind, and always calm. In later years I spent many hours sharing adult swim with her at the Milton Pool. I always got a hug when we met. My sincere condolences to all who loved her. Rest easy, sweet Helen.
Kathi (Harding) Parlee
Marina & Corey Foley
So sorry for the families loss. The neighborhood will sure miss her. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
I am so very sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. She was such a warm and special lady, both inside and out. My most sincere condolences to her entire family. God Bless.
I’m so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing! She was a very nice person!May she RIP. My condolences to her family!
Valerie & kenneth schrader
So sorry to hear of Helen’s passing our prayers are with her family .
So Sorry To Be reading this i grew up knowing her she still spoke and remembered me when we seen each other in town RIP Helen
To all of Helen’s family,
Sending you heartfelt sympathy on your loss of this lovely lady.
Helen, you inspired me with your yoga classes and your kindness. I will always remember you with fondness.
My sincere condolences to Helen’s family, knew her and Joe since CB days. Walter ( Wally) Miller
So sorry for the loss of your beloved Mother. All of you take care.
Sincere condolences to Helen’s family. Enjoyed many years with Helen in her Yoga class. RIP Helen
Cathie & Kevin Wentzell
Helen was a great lady – always friendly.
Take comfort in your memories.
Danny& Diana Hirtle
Sending our deepest condolences to all of Helen’s family . Thinking of you all .
To all of Helen’s family
Thinking of you all at this sad time.
gloria aulenback and
october 8 th at 12:20 am
i am so sorry to hear of helens passing. my thoughts and prayers
are with you at this sad ttime. she was a great lady and loved to talk
in the grocerie store.
Pam and Wayne Westhaver
Our condolences to the family , sorry for your loss, she was a very nice lady.
Patsy(Niki) Joanne(Anne) and family: Thinking of you all at this sad time! When I was a kid I would visit with Anne often and with my parents . Mom and dad would talk to her and Joe on the cb . Niki spoke of her often and kept me updated on how she was . Please accept my sincere condolences.
To Joanne and family. I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom passing. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Takecare.
Sending heartfelt condolences to all the family. Helen was a sweet ,kind, caring lady, I will miss our chats. Thinking of all of you at this sad time, take care❤️
Helen & David Fox
Condolences to Helen’s family. A great loss for sure.
To Helen’s family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Helen was a beautiful person always thinking if others, she taught Yoga at Night School for years. Her family was her life! Blessings
You will be remembered fondly Nan.
Valerie and all of Helen’s family … sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful yoga teacher and a gentle sweet soul all around.
Brian & Pam Foley
We’ve known Helen all our lives, being Brian’s aunt, and the mother of one of my closest friends since we were 12 years old. I took only one of her yoga classes more than 20 years ago, and felt aching in every bone in my body, even my fingertips….yet she could tie her own body into knots. She was a kind, sensitive, talented lady, and will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
To all Helens family . I So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady, I was lucky enough to frequent her home when Valerie and I were teenagers. Great memories from those days. Darlene Trimm
To Patsy & Families
I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful mom. She was the sweetest person I knew. So very kind. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
May she RIP
Sandra Thomson and Mona
To all of Ellen’s family: our very deepest sympathy on the passing of Ellen. We have many fond memories of sitting around the table and talking about literally everything. One of Gladys’ favorite sisters and one of our most favourite aunts. Memories last forever! Prayers for comfort and the peace of God… Sandy (Ron) and Mona
Maryann and Scott Rhyno
To Helen’s family,
It is with heavy hearts we send our condolences. Helen was a wonderful lady who will be missed by all who knew her. Cherish your memories as they will help you in the difficult days ahead. Rest easy aunt Helen
Scott and MaryAnn
John (Philson) Rhyno
Condolences to Helen’s family. She will be missed. She was a very classy lady and I will miss her.
Betty Whynot and Erin ingram
To the Rhyno family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Mom and I are sending our sincerest condolences to each one of you.
Cindy and family,I so sorry to hear that your mom has passed….hold your memories close…they help to get you over the tough days.
Very sorry to hear of Helens passing.She always had time to stop and have a little chat. She was a very kind spirited person. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family at this difficult time.
Bernadette & Danny Manthorne
Very sorry to hear of Helen’s passing .Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Lynn (Leah) Kempton-Lowe
Dear Valerie and family,
I was so sorry to hear that your Mother has passed away. She was a very special lady and will be missed by all who knew her.
My love and prayers are with you all, as you go through this very difficult time in your lives.
Treasure all of the good memories and know that you were blessed to have your Mom with you for as many years as you did.
Big hugs to you all,
To Helens family
Many years ago I took yoga lessons from your Mom. She was so patient with me during the many sessions. My sincere condolences to you all.
Sincerely Diane Munro
Cindy and Theodore Hanley
To Helen’s Family,
We would like to send our sincere condolences.Helen was
A kind and lovely lady and will be sadly missed by all of
Those that knew her.Hold on to all of your beautiful memories
And this will help get you through this difficult time.
Bob and Karen Barnes
Sending our heartfelt condolences to all of Helen’s loved ones. Bob spent many hours at Helen and Joe’s home and farmyard in his younger years and has many fond memories of them both. Helen’s scoldings (which were well deserved) were mixed with care and concern and her homemade bread was the best. She was a sweet lady.
Janes & Tanya Grant
Our sincere condolances to the entire family. Helen was a wonderful lady. Moosehill Monarche❤️
Elizabeth (Richards) Bamford
Cindy – my thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. She was wonderful. Hugs
Sharon &Barry Levy
Joanne, Patsy ,All of Helen’s Family :
So sorry to read of your mom’s passing. She was a lovely lady .
Thinking of you at this sad time. Sending sincere sympathy ❤️
I would like to offer my condolences to the family at this time.
Darren Whynot / Lisa Tarr
To all the family we are sorry for your loss
Barb and Lorne Redmond
We were very saddened to read the news of Helen’s passing.
To know her was to love her.
We extend our deepest condolences to all the family.
My sincere sympathy to all Helen’s family and friends. I was lucky to have known Helen well many years ago. So, I know how much she will be missed.
Sheila lynch rhyno
The end of an Era. So many beautiful memories of Aunt Helen. Affectionately she and her sisters were known as the snoop sisters, a term of endearment. She was the last and is now joined in heaven with them all. I can picture them all together again. ❤️ rest in peace dear helen
I was asked by Helen if I would sing at her funeral. I was so happy to be able to do that for her but unfortunately I am in hospital in Ontario. I was grateful to be able to listen to the funeral into the sweet messages by her family and friends I give you my sincerest condolences and will always miss her warm hugs and sweet smile God bless you all.
Sorry to all of Aunt Hellen’s family for their loss, she will be missed by all who loved her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
My sincere condolences in the passing of your Mom, I know you have many wonderful memories to share during this difficult time. She was a great Mom and truly loved her family.Hugs to all
To all of the Rhyno Family:
So sorry to hear of Helen’s passing, my thoughts are with you during these difficult times.
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Aunt Ellen was a beautiful person. She like all of her sisters reminded me so much like Nanny Westhaver. Sweet, kind, gentle and loving. My thoughts are with you and your family during this time.
Paul and Gloria Whynot
Our condolences to Helen’s family,
We are very sorry for your loss. I knew Helen for years and she was a very kind and caring lady. She will be missed. Take care and remember her with special thoughts and love.
To Joanne and Family
Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Thinking of you and your family at this very sad time. Pat and Doug Lohnes
I am sorry to read of Helen’s passing. I took Yoga lessons from Helen many years ago. She was such a kind & gentle person. I was always amazed by how flexible she was & how she could get herself in all sorts of positions. A great lady.
To the Rhyno family,
Sending deepest sympathy to you all in the loss of your dear Mom Helen. I remember she and your Dad spending time with my grandparents,that’s a very long time ago! But Helen always remembered me whenever I saw her, and we would have a nice chat.
What a truly special woman she was! She raised a wonderful family, and you will all miss her, but will find peace and comfort in the love she spread to each of you, and in the community as well.
Thinking of you all…I know it will be difficult adjusting to her not being with you…but.she is home now with your Dad and many others dear to her heart.
To Helen Family I am so sorry for your loss.Helen and I use to hang around together when we was younger.RIP
So sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Sincere condolences to all of the family. I so enjoyed the years spent with Helen,s yoga class and our get together lunches.She loved her fish and chips.
To Helen’s family. My thoughs and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Love all our visits, RIP my sweet friend.
Very sorry to hear of the death of this lovely lady, Helen. We send our condolences to all her family.
Bev & Malcolm
So sorry for the loss of your mother ,my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family members.my condolences .
My heart is truly broken Helen was the best neighbor anyone could ask for I am truly going to miss her the hill will not be the same without her, to all of her great family I offer my sincere condolences.
Deb , Chuck Sponagle -Taylor
My heartbreaks for you her family.
I am so thankful for the privilege to have worked with Helen with wonderful fond memories.
Biggest hugs and sincere condolences.
So very sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Your Mom was a lovely person who always had a smile and hello. R.I.P. Helen you are missed.
Ed @ Evie Fisher
Our sincere condolence and prayers to all of Helen s family at this sad time.