In Loving Memory of Helen Kiss
Helen was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. After high school completion she began working as a secretary. In 1952 Helen married Joseph Kiss, they had their beautiful daughter Judith in 1952. During the Hungarian Revolution in 1956, Helen and her family embarked on an incredible immigration journey to Canada. They settled in Quebec City and later moved to Matheson, Ontario for six years where Helen worked as a Canada Post Clerk. In 1963 they moved to Baie Verte, NF, where Helen worked as an accounts payable clerk for Advocate Mines for 10 years. 1n 1973 Helen and her family moved to Moncton, NB where she worked for 19 years for MFM Industries until her retirement.
In 1987, when her daughter became ill, they opened White Birch Ceramics studio in their home. For 10 years she worked in the evenings teaching, making ceramics and meeting people. When her daughter passed away, their business and wonderful customers helped them overcome their loss. Throughout her life, Helen enjoyed the comfort and companionship of many animals both inside and out. She loved her dogs, cats, racoons, squirrels and birds.
Helen was predeceased by her parents Minaly Balogh and Margit Balogh, brothers Mikaly Balogh and Laszlo Balogh, her beloved only child Judith Kiss (1987) and her husband Joseph Kiss (2015). She is survived by a nephew in the US, as well as her nephews and a niece in Hungary. Helen also left behind her two “adopted” granddaughters that she was so proud of, Megan and Allyson Gibson (Berwick, NS).
Helen’s life was truly blessed with the love and support of many wonderful friends, neighbours and colleagues who will deeply miss her presence in their lives.
Heartfelt thanks are extended to Dr. Christine Telfer and the staff on 3600 Family Practice Unit of The Moncton Hospital for their incredible professional and personal care of Helen.
Patty and Jim Gibson, family friends, invite you to attend a reception in Celebration of Helen’s life on Thursday, February 14, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the home of Judy and Eddie Phillips, 62 Miller Drive, Moncton.
Donations in memory may be made to the Friends of the Moncton Hospital, SPCA or a charity of your choice.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Helen Kiss 2019..