Maudie Elizabeth Boyle
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Maudie Elizabeth Boyle, 87, on May 28, 2021 at Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, NS. Born in Clones, NB, she was the eldest daughter of the late Harry and Sarah Mitchell (McKay) and was predeceased by her husband, Allison Boyle and sister, Ruby Phillips.
Maudie is survived by her children, Cynthia (Tim) Cheek (Coppell, Texas), Wayne (Liz) Boyle (Halifax, NS), and Celena Boyle (Oakville, ON); grandchildren Courtney Cheek, Sam Boyle, Alyxandra Crepsac, Caitlin Cheek, Jane Boyle, Cathryn Cheek, Daniel Boyle, Benito Crepsac and a large, loving extended family.
Maudie was a proud New Brunswicker and lived in many parts of the province before marrying Allison Boyle in 1958. She resided in New Maryland for 60 years in the home that she and Allison built and where they raised their family. After working at Niagara Finance and the Capital Co-op, she was a homemaker before returning to work at the Bank of Nova Scotia in Fredericton until her retirement in 1997. Maudie was a long-standing member of the New Maryland United Church where she served in many capacities and volunteered as Treasurer and a Sunday School teacher for many years. She loved to sing and was an active member of the church choir, as well as a long-standing member of the United Church Women (UCW) and The New Maryland Women’s Institute. She was an avid baker and cook, known for her rolls and mustard pickles, and was the first to respond with a meal for those in need. Quilting and playing games were favorite past-times with her family and friends. Her greatest joy was being a mother and grandmother and she enjoyed travelling often to see her children and grandchildren in Dallas, Oakville and Halifax. She was able to visit Ireland, England, and partake in Caribbean cruises and several bus trips to various locales in the US and Canada. Despite the distance involved, she was on a plane or in her car attending every event and celebration possible. In early 2020, she relocated to Halifax to be closer to Wayne and his family.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic restriction, a Celebration of Life service at the New Maryland United Church, NB, will be planned and announced once COVID restrictions are lifted.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Colorectal Cancer Canada Society (Donation Form (donorperfect.net)) or the New Maryland United Church (New Maryland United Church | Charity Profile | Donate Online | Canadahelps).
We gratefully thank McAdam’s Funeral Home for assistance with burial and arrangements.