Obituary of Mary Talida Boucher
Passed away on December 19, 2020, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII at age 101. She lived a full and meaningful life as a devout Catholic and was guided each day by her deep faith. She was a kind, strong, and determined wife and mother. Formerly of Arichat, she resided in Fall River from 2008 to 2019 and in November 2019 moved to Caritas Residence where she loved being part of a wonderful community of women including Sisters from several congregations and the Victoria Hall Ladies. She was known as “Tilly” or “Mary” and made friends easily with her quick smile and good humour. She was born on March 22, 1919, in Arichat and was the daughter of the late Alfred DeWolfe and the late Cecile (Landry) DeWolfe. After obtaining her grade 12 commercial diploma she worked mostly as a bookkeeper in Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, and Jersey City. She returned to Arichat in 1956 and married Raymond Boucher. For more than 50 years she was an engaged volunteer working tirelessly for the betterment of her community. She could be found doing whatever job needed to be done from peeling potatoes for a fundraiser supper to sitting on a governance board. She assisted many individuals by completing forms and doing income tax returns. She was particularly proud of her work as a Board member of St. Anne Centre and as an executive member of St. Anne Community & Nursing Care Ladies Auxiliary. In recognition of her dedication to health care in her community, she received a Province of Nova Scotia Citation and Appreciation award as well as an Honorary Membership in the Society of St. Anne Community & Nursing Care Centre. She was a founding member of Our Lady of Assumption Parish CWL Council and served as president in 1981. In 2017 she was very honoured to receive her 40th-year pin and a Certificate of Merit presented by President Brenda Boudreau in recognition and appreciation of faithful and exceptional services. She moved to Fall River in 2008 to live with her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter. She loved attending the Monday morning Breakaway Program and was grateful to Eleanor and Daphne who were her weekly drivers. The last year of her life was a very happy year residing at Caritas Residence. She enjoyed participating in daily mass, social activities, and making new friends with many of the Sisters and Victoria Hall Ladies which she considered to be her family. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond Boucher in 1989 and all her siblings – sisters Clothilda Doiron, Anna DeCoste, Mildred Boudreau, and brothers Leon and Albert. She is survived by her daughter Annette M. Boucher, her son-in-law Cyrille Deveau of Fall River and her granddaughter Zoé Deveau of Toronto, and many nephews, nieces, and cousins. Cremation has taken place under the direction of JA Snow Funeral Home, Halifax. Her funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Arichat, on Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 at 2 p.m. with Rev. John DeCoste presiding. Burial to follow the Mass in Our Lady of Assumption parish cemetery. All COVID-19 regulations and restrictions in place at that time will be strictly followed. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat. To send words of comfort to the family please visit www.chboudreau.com Family flowers only. If desired, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia or to a charity of choice. The family would like to extend sincere gratitude to the physicians, nurses, and staff of Unit 7.2, Halifax Infirmary, the care providers, and staff at Caritas Residence and Victoria Hall for their attention, care, and kindness.
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Our Lady of Assumption
Arichat, Nova Scotia, Canada