It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved June Frances Boutilier, age 80, on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at The Cove Guest Home, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, June was the daughter of the late George and Katherine Halliday.
June worked as a switchboard operator/admitting clerk, first at St. Rita’s Hospital, then at the Cape Breton Regional. June was always a pleasant and caring woman who left a positive impression on everyone she met. She loved practical jokes and enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching TV, reading and knitting in her spare time. Her favourite things were spending time with family, sailing the Bras d’Or Lakes with Calvin and spending many summers in Baddeck. In the past three years, June cherished her visits with family and friends at Milford Haven and The Cove.
June is survived by her daughter, Donna (Mike) Hagen; sons, Wayne (Sandra) MacDonald and Allan (Paula) MacDonald; son-in-law Bill Bouris; stepdaughter, Gwen (Jim) Lappin; stepson, Mark Boutilier; brother, Bob Halliday; sisters, Donna (Miles) MacDonald and Deborah (Nick) Denny as well as 11 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
June was predeceased by her husband, Calvin Boutilier; sister, Karen Kickham (the late Terry); daughter, Debbie Bouris; and the father of her children, Sander MacDonald.
Visitation and memorial service for the late June Boutilier will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Road (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier, on Thursday, July 4, 2019. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 2-3 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 3 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel. Light refreshments will be served in the reception area following the service. Interment will take place at a later date.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Milford Haven Guest Home in Guysborough and The Cove Guest Home in Sydney for the outstanding love and care she received. “June Bug” will be missed. Special thanks to Dr. Mary Anne Campbell and Dr. J. Archibald for the care given to mom over the years.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in June’s memory to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia or the ALS Society of New Brunswick/Nova Scotia.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Dear Wayne and family,
I am so saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful lady, such a great sense of humor, so kind and a loving mom.
I remember her when she came to Calgary and she and I dancing to ” Born To Be Alive” at my mom’s house. We laughed and laughed and it’s a fantastic memory I’ll never forget.
God bless her and may she rest in peace.
From: Geraldine Gerein
Dear Donna, Allan and family,
We are thinking about you and your dear Mother at this time. We are out of town and cannot attend the service but you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
From: Charlie and Carol Crowe
Very sorry to hear such sad news. May you all draw strength from one another, to get you through this difficult time. Our condolences to all.
Judy & Danny
Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing Wayne. Our thoughts are with you, Sandra and your family at this sad time.
my condolences to all the family just thinking of your mum and Hank watching those home videos that Wayne had always a laugh
So sorry to learn of June’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you ❤️
So sorry to hear of your sister’s passing Donna.R.I.P. June.
Donna and Mike and Family.So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with during this difficult time. ?
Sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear momma sending love to all the boppers! We share your grief.Brian & Annette…..on the Mira with many memories xo
Wayne and Family, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Gary & Lisa Gerein & Family.
So sorry to hear about June. Mary (Black) and Steve Barrett.
Jerry and Donalda McGuire send our deep, caring love & ,sympathy to Donna ,Miles ,Debbie and the entireFamily on the loss of your Sister ,Mother,Grandmother. It always brings us back to thoughts of our Family roots ! Prayers and hugs to you all ! Love ❤️ you.
Wayne, Sandra and Family
So sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. My condolences to you all at this this sad time.
Donna, Mike and family, we are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I didnt have the pleasure of meeting your mom, but we know how much you loved her and cared for her. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are extended to you during this difficult time. Hugs.
Donna,Wayne and Alan,and Junie’s siblings,
Billy and I are saddened to hear of Junie’s passing.We have memories of spending time with her and Calvin on their sailboat,spending the night on it,and having a blast.We also have memories of our visits when you kids were young and you were living in Billy’s old home.
She and Calvin are finally together now in eternity.Hugs to you all.We love you.
Linda and Billy
Sorry to hear about your mom my thoughts and prayers are with your family.Hugs and love Donna.
Wayne & all of the family,So very sorry to hear about your Mom.I have very wonderful memories of your Mom & I hope all of your happy memories of your mom help you through this difficult time.RIP June,you will always be in my thoughts.Arabelle (Mac Gillivary) Fougere
Donna & family so very sorry to hear of your sister, June’s pasing. Blessings to all ~ May she rest in Peace!
Donna, Miles family – So sorry to hear about your sister, June’s passing. Many Blessings to all ~ May she Rest in Peace with the Angels.
My fondest memory of Grandma will be dancing with her at Gary and Lori’s wedding years ago. It was a special day for a young man that didn’t get a lot of time with family out East. She will hold a place in my heart forever. My heart felt condolences goes out to you all. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our love to the family. God Bless and Godspeed.
Wayne, Donna, Allan and Families, I am so very sorry to hear about June. Such fond memories are running through my head. Lots of fun times had by our families. Seems like yesterday. Please accept my sincere condolences. Remember, No one can take away your .memories. love Eva
Donna, Wayne, Allan and Family: So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Donna,Wayne,Allan and family. I am so sorry to of your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers r with u all.
So sad to hear of June’s passing. sending love and prayers to you all..She was a lovely lady..and will be missed