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Helen Wilma Orr


Helen Wilma Orr

Helen Wilma (Powell) Orr, 94, of Kings Riverside Court, Kentville, and formerly of Wolfville, passed away at Valley Regional Hospital on Sunday, February 11th.


Born in Toronto, Helen lived a full, athletic, and socially active life through all her years. She attended Albert College in Belleville, and spent the war years working and volunteering in Toronto. She and Dick married there after the end of the war, and began a life that saw them living in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Halifax, and the Valley. On retiring to Wolfville in 1981, Helen became an enthusiastic golfer and member of Ken-Wo, and enjoyed the many friends she made there and throughout the years in her daily life. People, particularly her family, were her passion.


Daughter of Mary (Mallory Powell) Mott and Earl Powell, she follows her husband of 63 years, Dick Orr, and brother, Ted Powell. She is survived by two daughters: Carol Orr (Mac Maidens) of Wolfville, and Barb (Ken Boulanger) of Winnipeg Beach; two sons: Ed (Vickie) of Nanaimo, and Doug (Scarlett) of Canaan; and five grandchildren: Sean Orr, Emily Orr, Jessica Orr, Katherine Orr (Mike Robicheau), and Mike Boulanger.


A celebration of her life will be held at the White Family Funeral Home in Kentville on Thursday, February 15 at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Valley Hospice Foundation or the charity of your choice. Those who wish to share memories are warmly invited to do so online to

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Service Date
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Service Time
6:00 p.m.
Service Location
White Family Funeral Home, Kentville

There will be no visitation, by request

Requested Charity
Valley Hospice Foundation or the charity of your choice