Helen Kiss

6/10/1932 - 2/8/2019

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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.

Funeral Details

  • Gathering

    Judy and Eddie Phillips

    Event Times

    2/14/2019 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Posted by Rose Day-Bozeman | 2/16/2019

Helen,Joe and Judy were as well our neighbours for about 26 years as they were renovating and expanding their beautiful home I had a child who grew up with them as if grandparents Lindsey loved them all the time we were there,I was a weekend cleaner away from regular and we were instant friends post meeting Judy first ,she took me home with her and a month later we moved next door with Tasha our miniature black lab whom they loved as well,a bond was struck and sharing of several occassions and so many ,many friends it was extra special always their hospitality in their home was beyond compare,loving,nurturing,caring people.Helen and Joe worked so hard to have comforts and it showed the beauty that shone through in craftmanship we rarely see ,it was tasteful elegant as were they..I lost my husband recently and was fortunate to see them when we passed through coming from USA ,Helen was a very dear friend and colleauge and I shall along with so many miss her dearly..much love and rest in peace sweet Lady..

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Posted by Sue Mitten | 2/11/2019

I was so sorry to hear of Helen or Mrs. Kiss’s passing. As a kid, I lived next door to the Kisses and they became family friends. I’ll always remember Mrs.Kiss’s wonderful baking both in Matheson, Ontario and, later in Baie Verte, NL. Helen was generous and always asking how we were doing. I spoke with her after my Mom’s passing and Loved hearing her voice again. She is a person who will always remain in my heart. My condolences to family and friends 💗

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