JA Snow Funeral Home


Carrie Helen Earle

October 1, 1924June 4, 2021

Predeceased by her husband Tom (2004), she was mother of Leslie Hopkin (David) and Stephanie Laird (Sam), grandmother to Tom, Ian, Sarah, Freya, Tam and Vita, and great grandmother to James and Olivia.

Helen was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, the daughter of Mary and Wilfred Nichols. She was sister to the late Gordon Nichols (Helen), and Robert (Rosemary).

Our mother was much loved by all her knew her. She was an artist, gardener and lover of classical music. An Acadia graduate, she had a career in writing, broadcasting and producing on the radio in Montreal during the late 1940’s and early 50’s. Her favourite place was the family cottage at Shortts Lake. Her family would like to thank the caring staff at Bradford Hall, Parkland, Clayton Park and nurses Honey, Therese and Tanya for their kindness at the Infirmary.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army or Feed Nova Scotia.


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Norma MacCormack

June 13, 2021

Dear Leslie and Stephanie,
Such a happy photo of Helen. I think that’s how we all feel at Shortt’s Lake. I certainly remember your visits as little girls to Nichols Sr. That’s more than a few years ago! She had a long life, like my mother. Something in the water for sure.

Norma MacCormack

Peggy MacCormack

June 10, 2021

Dear Leslie and Stephanie,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother.
I was pleased to know your mother when your family would visit the cottage at Shortts Lake in the summer.
I recall her being quite artistic and as a child I used to pose for her in the backyard so she could draw my picture.
May she rest in peace.
With warm regards,
Peggy MacCormack

Patricia Wilson-Emery

June 9, 2021

So very sorry to read of Helen's passing. It has been many years since I've seen her but I remember her well from when I would be at Aunt Mary and Uncle Wilfred's. Sending condolences from my brother Sandy Wilson and sisters Lorraine Wilson-Henderson and Cheryl Wilson-Leslie.