BANKS, Helen Mae


Age 85 of Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., passed away Sunday, December 24, 2023, in South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Born June 11, 1938, in Sweetland, Lunenburg Co., she was a daughter of the late William and Bernice (Oickle) Nauss.

Helen is survived by her husband, Ira; daughter, Sharon (Edward) Jesso, Baker Settlement; sister, Edith Cross, Saskatchewan; brothers, Bernard (Wendy) Nauss, Sweetland; Warren (Diana) Nauss, Cornwall; Lee (Darlene) Nauss, Sweetland; grandchildren, Jonathan (Holly) Tanner, Upper Northfield; Lisa-Mae (Adam) Eisenhauer, Western Shore; great-grandchildren, Antonio Jesso, and Austin Tanner.

She was predeceased by an infant daughter at birth; sisters, Paulette Nauss, and Geraldine O’Brien; brothers, Aubrey Nauss, and Vernon Nauss.

Funeral service was 2 p.m., Friday, December 29, 2023, in Sweeny’s Funeral Home, Bridgewater, Pastor Paul Jensen officiating. Interment followed in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Sweeny’s Funeral Home, 35 York Street, Bridgewater where online condolences may be made by visiting

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