Obituary of Mary Linda Boudreau
BOUDREAU, Mary Linda - aged 67, passed away at home on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Linda lived a wonderful, full life and although it was cut short, she felt extremely grateful for the time she had. Linda married her soul mate, Kenny Boudreau, at the tender age of 21. They built a wonderful life together where family was the focus. Linda and Kenny shared a special love that was the envy of many. They raised two loving children, Dylan Boudreau (Jac McNeil), and Tara Boudreau (Doug Smith). They were blessed with 4 grandchildren, Avery, and Isaac Sampson (Tara) and Duncan and Lillian Boudreau (Dylan) who were the apple of their eye. Nanny Boudreau was a grandmother like no other – she loved to spoil her grandkids with her undivided attention whether that involved making them their favourite meal, chasing them around outside when they were little, building sandcastles at the beach or playing countless hours of card and board games. And although Nanny’s loving touch will be greatly missed, the memories she shared with her grandkids will live on throughout their lives. As empty nesters, Linda and Kenny entered their second childhood together where they shared a love of travel and went on many adventures. They were well known for being beach bums and loved to spend their summer days sitting in their beach chairs, a speaker beside them playing a tune, enjoying a beverage or two. and a trip to the beach was never complete for Linda without a dip in the ocean...regardless of how cold the water might be! For much of Linda’s life she was an avid exerciser – she loved the gym, long walks, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. If you agreed to do any of these activities with her, you came home exhausted while she came home full of endorphins and looking forward to the next outing. She took immense pride in her home both inside and out. Whether it be making sure her house was sparkling clean or taking care of the property she loved so dearly, she always put in maximum effort. Gardening, snow-clearing, and yard work are tedious to many but not to Linda, they were her favorite hobbies. She loved to spend a summer day on the lawn tractor mowing, and steadfastly believed she outperformed Kenny with her mowing skills. She always had a great love and appreciation for nature and anyone who knew her well can still hear her exclaiming “It’s BEAUTIFUL!” in reference to a flower, a tree, the moon, the snow…. or just about anything outside. Although her life with Kenny was always front and centre, Linda also loved her family and extended family dearly. She was a wonderful cook, and, on any visit, you could always count on her to make you a fabulous cocktail. Her favourite event of the year was Family Day weekend in February, otherwise known as “Christmas in February.” As family members grew up and moved away, it became too difficult to gather over the holidays so “Christmas in February” was born. Her sisters, brother, nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, children, and grandchildren would all gather at her and Kenny’s home. She would spend the two weeks before obsessively checking the advance forecast and praying for snow in hopes of having a grand sledding party. Linda’s special personality was not just reserved for friends and family. She spent most of her working years in the hospitality industry where her generous spirit, warm smile, and “touch” of perfectionism made everyone she served feel important. If you were a regular customer, she knew what you ordered, and if she had only served you once before, she remembered your name when you returned no matter how long it had been. Linda was a sweetheart, but she was no wilting flower. She felt all her customers deserved the best and made sure that everyone from the kitchen staff to her coworkers knew her standards. In the last few years of Linda’s life, she battled significant health issues that took away some of the things she loved so dearly but her beautiful smile remained until the end. With the support of family, Linda and Kenny’s steadfast love and unbreakable bond carried them through these rough times. During these battles, Linda’s strength of character, bravery and indominable spirit kept her fighting. She never gave up and no one ever gave up on her. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of all those who had the good fortune of knowing her. An outdoor celebration of life will be held at Kenny and Linda’s (2634 Highway 320, Poulamon) on Satuday, September 17th from 1-5pm.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Mary Linda
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home