Boyle, Jeanette Bernadette Marie
The choir of angels and archangels are no doubt singing a little louder today. Our dear mother, Jeanette Bernadette Marie Boyle (Chalut), passed away on Sunday January 23, 2022 at the age of 85 after a brief illness. She was predeceased by our father, Charles Joseph Boyle, almost 20 years to the day. No doubt they have reunited in heaven and she is shaking her finger at him for having left her so long ago.
As a nursing graduate from Ecole Sainte-Elisabeth/Hôpital Saint-Joseph in Sudbury Ontario, she embraced her training not only in medicine but also in religious studies. Her career was filled with her caring and compassionate work often going over and above for her patients, friends and family. More than once, there were people at our dinner table that we didn’t know who then became good friends. Her most important work however was as a mother and grandmother. The years she dedicated to her six children as a stay at home mom shaped who we are today. We, Michelle (Doug), Mark (Eileen), Mona (Keith), Patricia (Dusty), Matthew (Jennifer) and Robert (Anne), were blessed to have had her there for all of life’s big moments. Her cooking skills were legendary (butter tarts anyone?) and people came from far and wide to share in a meal, a glass of wine and a laugh. The role she enjoyed the most, though, was that of grandmother. She spoiled her grandbabies with cakes, cookies, shopping trips, and there were always secrets between them. Chantal, Derek, Kevin, Isabelle, Charles, Luke, Thomas, Nicole (deceased), Aidan, Julie will no doubt stay in her prayers. They know she is always watching over them and will undoubtedly let them know “je t’aime gros comme la lune.”
Before going to her heavenly resting place mom spent time with her family including her siblings Cleo (Vivian – deceased), Adele (Fred), Simone (Yvon) and her many nieces, nephews and cousins. She often talked of her brother Nelson (deceased) and all those who passed before her.
Mom’s work in the church spanned many decades and she cherished friendships that came as a result of this work. Her coffee club was a source of entertainment, advice and prayer for her. Her most recent appointment as Vice President of the Parish Council at Eglise de Saint-Jean Baptiste made her giggle her age but she went at it with the same vigour she brought to all her projects. We look forward to sharing our memories with you and know that mom is looking down and smiling at all of us as we remember her.
Friends may visit at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean on Friday January 28th from 10 am to 1 pm. Funeral mass will be held at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 2340 Baseline Road on Friday at 3 pm.
Registration for both is required and may be done below. Proof of vaccination and photo ID are also required for the visitation . In memoriam donations preferred to Madonna House, Les Missions des Peres de Ste Croix or The Society of the Little Flower.