It was early morning Dec. 27, after several weeks in hospital, that mom got her wings and ascended into heaven to return to dad's loving arms.
Born to Mary( Burns) and William Chiasson. She married Edmond Boudreau from Cheticamp in 1957, and together they worked hard, yet always lived, loved and laughed together, with us children for 54 years, until dad's passing.
Mom worked at Sears in New Waterford, hence her passion for shopping, until she opted to stay at home and care for her ailing mother, a sacrifice returned for nan's helpfulness in our home throughout mom's working years.
Known for her infectious smile and laughter, she could light up a room. She loved to cook and bake and loved to have company in to put on a feast. She and dad rarely missed a dance on Saturday nights. She loved all children equally, never showing favouritism. She always said" the one who most needs it gets it" and we all had our turns. Spending time with family and grandchildren was her ultimate favourite thing to do, and she loved all equally. When mobility began to decline, she could be found in her favourite chair, in the homestead, arguing with Dr. Phil or supporting Dr. Oz. Otherwise, doing her crossword puzzles with her giant-size magnifying glass. Miss her we will,but letting go was easy, seeing her pain and suffering, and her own strong will and choice to "be done with it".
Predeceased by her parents,brother George, and her loving husband, Edmond.
Survived by her only sister Germaine, New Brunswick, 6 children, first-born son, Micheal (Marg) Mt. Uniacke, with whom the family was lovingly united with 15 years ago, Brian (Yvonne), Wayne (Bonnie), and Eric (Kerrie), all living in Alberta, Denise McNeil (Philip), New Victoria and Willena Campbell (Danny), with whom she resided at the family home in New Waterford, as well as 4 nieces and nephews.
She will be forever missed by her 6 loving grandchildren, Christopher and Meagan, Matthew and Rachelle and Erik and Rebecca.
Special thanks to many physicians for their care and compassion, namely, Dr. Lowry, Dr. Matthew Smith, Dr. Hewlett, and lastly, Dr. Jean Crosby (Palliative Care), Dr. Haq and Dr. Lange, who further ensured mom's lasting comfort as she neared the end.
A very special thanks to Shannon MacKinnon, VON, who brightened mom's days and became a very dear friend to mom and family over the past year. The nursing teams at the Halifax Infirmary (4.1), Sydney Regional (4A), and lastly, New Waterford medical floor can only be compared to angels, as they all cared for mom as though she were their very own mom. To have the ability to make mom muster up a belly laugh almost up to the end sure says a lot. Thank you all. We will never forget your compassion. Much love and gratitude to our brothers who came home to spend countless hours with mom as she drew nearer the end, to provide comfort and even laughter, and to prove their undying love for her.
Cremation has taken place as per her wishes. Announcement of funeral service and burial with dad will take place at a later date when family can all be together again to celebrate the life of this wonderful lady we called mom. Mom's words of strength and wisdom will never be forgotten, "We have to part some time" Until we meet again, mom, your loving children.
"Dad taught you how to drive mom, now he will teach you how to fly"