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Margaret Patricia "Patsy" Boyle


Margaret Patricia "Patsy" Boyle

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Margaret Patricia (Patsy) Boyle announce her peaceful passing on March 16, 2020, in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Originally from Caledonia Mills, Antigonish County, Patsy resided at the Shiretown Nursing Home where she moved with her parents, Colin and Catherine, in 1988.

Patsy was born with Down Syndrome and lived her whole life with her loving parents until their passing. At 79 years old, she enjoyed a full life revelling in music and singing and was known for her incredible spoon-playing. She enjoyed bowling, crocheting, and arts and crafts over the years. Patsy will be fondly remembered for her love of holiday celebrations – especially her birthday and Christmas (always believing in Santa Claus). We are all fortunate to have had our lives touched by this special person.

Patsy is survived by her sisters, Christine Flynn, Antigonish; Jean (Wayne) Cole, Liverpool; Mary (Chris) MacDonald, Toronto; and brothers, Dan J., Antigonish, and George (Shirley), Antigonish; sister-in-law, Anne Marie Bowman; many nieces and nephews, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Colin and Catherine; sister, Ann; brothers Angus and William; brothers in law, Greg Flynn and Ron Buckley, and sister-in-law, Carol Boyle.

The family extends their deepest appreciation to the staff and her special friends of Shiretown Nursing Home for the exceptional care and attention provided to Patsy throughout her 32 year residency.

In consideration of the current restrictions, a family funeral and burial service will take place at a later date. Donations in her memory can be made L’Arche in Antigonish or a charity of one’s choice. Funeral under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Home, Antigonish. Online condolences:


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Service Location
Family service and burial at a later date.

Requested Charity
L'Arche Antigonsh or a charity of choice