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|September 1, 2009
of Pittwater, Australia
Helena Nelson 1919-2009
Vale Helen Nelson.
My late husband, Graham, and I had the pleasure of being close friends
with Helen for over 30 years. During this time we
shared many memorable events - the passing of her dear
husband Bob, the birth of my three children, sunken boats,
leaking water tanks, pesky possums and so much more.
Helen was fiercely independent and asking for help wasn't something
that came easily. But there was always a long line of people
who were only too willing to help, whatever the situation. She always
valued being part of the wonderful close knit community on
the Island. Helen loved her Island paradise and it took many
years to finally make the decision to become a "mainlander".
My move to Queensland two years ago was difficult on both of us - I
know she missed me and I constantly worried about her health.
But I knew I had left her in good hands with wonderful friends -
Elizabeth, Marjolyn, Barbara, and Therese to name just a few - who kept
a close eye on her.
Helen was a true Islander and a wonderful lady who will never be
My deepest sympathies to Helen's family.
Judy Botham, Mount Nathan, Qld.