Idella Mary Mildred Duyon, age 97, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on January 18, 1922 in Petit de Grat, Idella was the eldest child of the late Willard and Mary Jane (Landry) Boudreau.
Idella was predeceased by siblings, Lawrence, D’Entremont (Marian), Estelle (Lawrence), Lilly Maude, Anselm, Patrick (Theresa) and Eleanor (Lenus); husband, Edward ‘Ned’ Duyon; son, John DeYoung; as well as longtime friend, Arthur Samson.
Mourning the loss of Idella are daughter, Jean (Robbie) MacNeil; daughter-in-law, Jeanette DeYoung; brother, Arthur (Jessica) Boudreau; brother-in-law, George Romard; grandchildren, Allan (Bev), Greg (Brenda), Laura (Les), Shawn (Lisa), Johnathon and Jon-Paul; great-grandchildren, Connor, Aaron, Carter, Logan and Rian; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Idella was a stay at home Mom who was skilled in baking, sewing, crocheting, embroidery and knitting. After her children completed high school she accepted employment at the former City Hospital as a dietary cook, retiring in 1984. Idella loved dancing and socializing with family and friends.
Many thanks to the devoted and compassionate staff at the Carefield Manor and Harbourstone Enhanced Care where Idella spent the last five and a half years. Thanks also to Dr. Paul Murphy and Dr. Young, and to the staff of the ER and 4B at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital where she spent her last four days.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass, to celebrate the life of Idella Duyon, will be held at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, 40 Cabot Street, Sydney on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Bill Burke officiating. Following the mass, a lunch will be served in the church foyer. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Condolences to the family….sorry for your loss.
Jean, Robbie, Allen, Greg and families;
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom/Mother-in-Law/Grandmother. May she rest in paradise.
Cathy, Bill, Alison and Madi Law
Great aunt Idella you will be missed but now your with mama rip
So sorry for your loss! Our deepest condolences go out to you Jean & all your family as well as to Jeanette & all her family , also condolences to Uncle Arthur & all the family as well as to all her relatives & also her friends! May she rest in peace! xo
To idella’s immediate family and extended family members, we extend our deepest condolences to you and your families. Know that you are in our thoughts and in our prayers. May she Rest In Peace.
We are sending our deepest condolences to you and the family may tante Idella rest in peace gone but never forgotten love and hugs to all from Nicole and family in BC
My condolences to all family members for your loss. Such a beautiful lady. She will be deeply missed. All my love.
to the family of Idella Deyoung , sending my thoughts and prayers on your loss. May she RIP she was a great lady always smiling and related to my dad. I remember going to visit her in Little Barachois at her mom’s house.
Darlene Landry – Sampson
Condolences to the family. Enjoyed seeing Idella when I worked at Dooleys Pharmacy years ago, not realizing we were related. Like Darlene said about her Dad being related so was my Dad Ralph Landry from PDG, I believe they were cousins somewhere down the line. Just a shame I didn’t know this the various times we spoke. It was always a pleasure to talk with her. May she Rest In Peace.
My condolences to the family ❤️ fly high with the angels ❤️
Condolences to my cousins and family ……she was a wonderful lady and I will cherish the times we had together. May she RIP.