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.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org.