Boyer, Mary 'Anita' (MacNeil)

Boyer, Mary 'Anita' (MacNeil)

April 24th, 2019

Peacefully at University Hospital, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, Mrs. Anita Boyer of London in her 96th year.  Loving mother of Scott (Marie) of Barrie and David and his wife Rosemary of Oakville.  Cherished grandmother of Jonathan, Nicole, Travis, Jessica, Colin and Jacqui.  Loving great-grandmother of Henry.  Dear sister of Gerard (Cathy) of Antigonish, NS.  Predeceased by her loving husband Roy, her parents Daniel and Catherine MacNeil; her sisters: Catherine, Eleanor, Vi, Carmelita and Greta; and her brothers: John, Chet and Claude.  Hailing from Florence, Nova Scotia, Anita was a trailblazer on many fronts – school teacher in her teens, university graduate as a working mother of two, President of the Canadian Children’s Youth Drama Association, social advocate for Steven Truscott and Ontario teachers’ union, active political proponent at all governmental levels, avid singer and chorister who also enjoyed dance and drama. To all those who shared many memories of her, she will be truly missed. The family would like to thank Dr. Ziada and the very attentive nursing staff at University Hospital SAMU 9th floor for the excellent care given to Anita.  Visitation will be held on Monday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 777 Valetta Street, London, where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Reception to follow. Private family interment St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Anita, are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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mary and don macphersonYou remain in our prayers . Hugs to all.
Jim BairdThinking of Scott, David and families in this time of your loss. Good Bless.
Nancy Maltby-WebsterDear Scott, David and family : I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was so kind and inspired many. I can still picture her big smile and that infectious laugh! God bless all of you at this very difficult time. (I am out of the country and will not be able to attend)
Bob Manning Sr.Scott,David and family. I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing she and your dad have been friends for many years We have had a lot of fun and adventures together. They were a part of the Queen Anne circle group which had pioneered the street. I will miss her as I do your father. God Bless Chris, Patti and Bob also send their condolences
Nancy SudakAlthough I wasn’t privileged to know your Mom, Scott, you can be ever proud of the Pioneer she was. Her legacy will live on in in the hearts and minds of those she mentored, guided, and loved.
Teri IndigScott, David and your families We are so sorry for your loss. Anita was such a gracious lady.
Kathy Magee (Kathy Prendergast) Hello Scott, I remember your mother so well. ( "Mrs. Boyer" to me) . She was my teacher one year in grade school. Her obituary was well done.... So many things about her that I didn't know. What a wonderful and long life she had. I wish you and your family peace and wonderful memories to share with each other. Kathy
Elaina McNeilHi David, Scott and extended family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. My fondest memory of your mom was the sound of her voice. She had the most gentle, soft and soothing voice when speaking with you. On top of that, she had the skin of an angel. She took after Granny and Aunt Kay for her beautiful complexion and her piercing, beautiful brown eyes from Granny. I know she will be missed by all, but I can imagine there is great rejoicing in heaven when your dad and the rest of both families greeted her. I can almost hear the music playing and everyone dancing. I know she is in great company. I will be having a mass said in honour of her. God Bless everyone and may he give you strength as you mourn your loss. Much love, Cousin Elaina
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