Weir Mac Cuish Family Funeral Home

144 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148

A member of the Malden Community since 1896

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Helen Louise Redford

September 14, 1922 to February 10, 2020

Helen was at completely at peace with her Creator when she went immediately home to Jesus on Monday, February 10th, Helen was 97 years old.

Helen grew up and was very active in the Methodist church in Linden, Malden. She graduated from Malden High School in 1941; she has remained close to her best school friend, Phyllis Greene Crozier, for well over eighty-five years. Helen lived her entire life in Malden, seventy-two of those years on Rand Street in her “wee house”.

Helen was fully immersed in the Christian Community of the Forestdale Community Church beginning in 1945. She was happily married to Bill Redford for sixty-nine years, she has said on many occasions that Bill “opened up the world to her” as they travelled extensively throughout the world.

Helen was the daughter of Bertha and Arthur Fortier, the sister of her favorite brother, Frank, and the loving wife of Bill Redford, who had all predeceased her.

God blessed with her three children; Jean & Fred Scribner; Bill & Christine Redford, and Janet & Larry Brown. Her family loved and respected Helen and are eternally grateful for the values she instilled on their lives.

She also leaves eight devoted grandchildren; Brian Scribner, Dawn Duval, Meredith Seifert, Gordon Redford, Allen Brown, Sophie Brown, Heather Fischer, Christopher Brown and all their spouses. Looking back, her grandchildren feel that they were spoiled by Nana’s abundant & everlasting love.

Helen also leaves fourteen great grandchildren; Kayla Roberts, Jacob Roberts, Lillian Scribner, Jared Scribner, Sara Duval, Nick Duval, Cecelia Redford, Skyler Seifert, Elliot Seifert, Susan Fischer, Katherin Fischer, Raymond Brown, Faith Brown & Kourtni Patten. Before the birth of Helen’s first great-grandchild, her grandchildren decided to now refer to their grandmother as, Awesome Nana, for the next generation.

Helen also leaves countless of caring; nieces, nephews, and Fortier cousins.

Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her. Helen will now be playing “How Great Thou Art” on Heaven’s organ, directly to her/our Lord and Savior.

Helen is with her Savior and her loving husband, Bill; she leaves us with a hole in our hearts and will be dearly missed. Cherished memories of Helen are her legacy to us.

Visiting hours will be from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm on February 17, 2020, at the Weir MacCuish Family Funeral Home, 144 Salem Street, Malden.

A memorial service will be held for Helen at the Forestdale Community Church, 235 Forest Street, Malden on February 18, 2020 at 10:00 am. Immediately following the service, Helen will be interred by her husband’s side in the Forestdale Cemetery.

The family gratefully declines flowers, but donations can be made, in Helen’s name, to the Forestdale Community Church, 235 Forest Street, Malden, MA 02148.



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