BOUDREAU, Mary Pauline

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

Mary Pauline Boudreau, 81, of Petit de Grat, passed away peace­fully on Jan­uary 31, 2017 in Arichat, Nova Sco­tia.

Pauline was born in New Water­ford, to the late Char­lie Joe Gal­lant and Hélène Gal­lant (nee Desveaux).

Pauline was pre­de­ceased re­cently by her hus­band, Cyril Joseph Boudreau, mar­ried on De­cem­ber 28, 1957 at Mount Carmel church in New Water­ford.

Pauline at­tended the Pro­vin­cial Nor­mal School in Truro, Nova Sco­tia and pur­sued a ca­reer in teach­ing. Com­mit­ted to life­long learn­ing, Pauline con­tin­ued with her own ed­u­ca­tion while teach­ing in schools through­out the re­gion. Pauline in­stilled these val­ues of learn­ing and bet­ter­ment with her seven chil­dren, giv­ing of­ten of her­self to many causes, serv­ing on boards and as­so­ci­a­tions that could im­prove the com­mu­nity as a whole.

Pauline is sur­vived by her chil­dren, Joseph (Irene), Ce­leste McLeod (Brian), Jean (Cathy), Robert (Marie), Suzette Par­ent (Serge), Danette Beechi­nor (Troy) and Louise (Lorne). Pauline’s grand­chil­dren are Cal­lum, Pauline, Si­mon, Ray­mond, Mary Ellen, Julie, Thomas, Ginette, Michelle, Natalie, Lu­cien, Sylvie and Simone. Pauline is sur­vived by many broth­ers and sis­ters, in­clud­ing Rose Sal­mons (Gile), Bernie (Frances), Ce­leste (Phil), Sis­ter Claudette, Thomas, An­nette Petrie (late Art), Vince (Dini), Alvin (Colleen) and Andy (late Leona).

Pauline was pre­de­ceased by her close friend and sis­ter, Mar­garet (Odil­lon) as well as her hus­band’s sib­lings, Ge­orge (Zita), Nec­taire, Vi­ola Shaw (Doug), and Leona Ja­balee (Abe).

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held in C. H. Boudreau Fu­neral Home in Arichat Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 4th, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Fu­neral Mass will fol­low at 5 p.m. in St Joseph’s Church in Petit de Grat with Rev. Doug McDon­ald of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Cre­ma­tion will fol­low with a joint burial with her hus­band in the Star of the Sea Ceme­tery in Petit de Grat at a later date.

Dona­tions in mem­ory of Pauline may be made to the St. Anne’s Com­mu­nity and Nurs­ing Care Cen­tre Emer­gency Ward cam­paign or to the Star of the Sea Ceme­tery Fund in Petit de Grat.

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The fam­ily of Pauline wishes to ex­tend their sin­cere thanks and ap­pre­ci­a­tion to Dr. L. McNeil of Arichat, and the staff at Martell’s Phar­ma­choice. Also, to be men­tioned are friends and fam­ily who gave their sup­port to her dur­ing her re­cent pe­riod of grief.

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