A teacher and the younger of 2 children of Richmond McBeath and Lilly Peters, Helen McBeath, the fourth cousin once-removed on the father's side of Nigel Horne, was born in Peters Mills, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada on 9 Apr 19191 and married Ian Girvin (with whom she had 3 children: Gwen, Ian and Carol) in Rexton, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada on 16 May 1945. On 1 Jun 1921, she was living in Richibucto, New Brunswick1.
She died on 12 Dec 2008 at Kenneth E. Spencer Memorial Home, Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick2 (helen Mae (McBeath) Girvan, age 89 years passed away at the Kenneth E. Spencer Memorial Home on Friday December 12th, 2008. Born in Peters Mills, Kent Co. on April 9th, 1919 she was the daughter of the late Richmond and Lilly (Peters) McBeath, and the wife of the late Ian Stuart Girvan (1987). An adherent of Gunningsville Baptist church, Helen was an organist in both the United and Presbyterian churches in Rexton where she also taught school on a local licence. Following her marriage she became a Sunday school teacher and was a Life Time member of the Hillsborough UCW and the Womens Institute. Later in life she was involved as a volunteer at the Lakeview Salvation Army Nursing Home and was the membership chairman of the Salvation Army Home League. She is survived by her children Gwen Steeves (Leslie) of Riverview, NB, Ian (Terry) Girvan of Surrey, BC, and Carol Girvan of Dartmouth, NS; grandchildren Stacey and Tara Steeves; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband she is predeceased by her sisters Dorothy Knowles, and Audrey Little; and brothers Stanley and Harold McBeath. By personal request there will be no visitation at the funeral home).
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