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Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -


We, the fam­ily of Mary Edna Boudreau, an­nounce her peace­ful pass­ing on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 7, 2017, in the pal­lia­tive care unit at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal, Syd­ney, sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily.

Born De­cem­ber 24, 1927, in New Water­ford, she was a daugh­ter of the late Leo and So­phie (Au­coin) Au­coin.

Edna was an ac­tive mem­ber of St. Au­gus­tine’s Church, singing in the choir and was thrilled to re­ceive her 40 year CWL pin. She was an ex­cep­tional mother who took great pride in her chil­dren and fam­i­lies. The nuns al­ways said ‘the Boudreau chil­dren got their brown eyes from Edna’s cin­na­mon rolls.’ Mom took the ad­vanced sewing course at Singer’s and was al­ways amazed at her fin­ished projects. She made the best aprons in Cape Bre­ton. She also loved to knit and cro­chet and much of her work was on dis­play in her home.

Edna is sur­vived by her daugh­ters, Marie, Syd­ney, Joanne (Henry) Duf­fett, Hal­i­fax, Dianne (Nor­man) Wrathall, Syd­ney and An­nette (Jerry) MacLean, Syd­ney; sons, Bernie (Nancy), Kentville and David, Syd­ney; brothers, Al­bert, Truro, Cyril, Pem­broke, Ont., Ge­orge, Vic­to­ria, B. C. and David (Pearl), Oshawa, Ont.; eight grand­chil­dren, Wayne (Yolanda) Wrathall, Syd­ney River, Corey (Laura) Wrathall, Syd­ney River, Ja­son (Ash­ley) Duf­fett, Hal­i­fax, Jen­nifer Duf­fett, Hal­i­fax, Matthew (Kristina) Boudreau, North Kentville, Sa­man­tha Boudreau, Kentville, Gary Boudreau, Syd­ney and Janet (Chris) Tell, Lloy­d­min­ster, Alta.; six great­grand­chil­dren, Austin, Kennedy, Carter, Ri­ley, Zachary and So­phie; sis­ter-in-law, Rita O’Han­ley; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

Edna was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band of 45 years, Joseph; only sis­ter, Joan McDaniel; brothers, Rus­sell, Hugh, Ed­die and Peter (in in­fancy); great­grand­son, Clark.

Visi­ta­tion will take place at Syd­ney Me­mo­rial Chapel on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Fu­neral mass will be held at St. Theresa’s Church on Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 13 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Everett McDow of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment in Res­ur­rec­tion Ceme­tery.

Me­mo­ri­als may be made to the VON or the pal­lia­tive care unit at the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Hos­pi­tal.

We would like to thank our sis­ter, Joanne for the ex­cep­tional care she pro­vided to our mother.

Words of com­fort can be sent to the fam­ily at www.syd­neymemo­ri­ or email syd­neymemo­ri­alchapel@ns.symap­

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