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Helen Boyle

Helen  Boyle

BOYLE (HANLON), HELEN MARGARET -  formerly of Bathurst, NB died April 9, 2018 at the Health Sciences Centre in St John's, NL, at the age of 84.

Born in Saint John, NB, she was the daughter of the late James and Lillian (George) Hanlon.

Helen started her career as a teacher in Dipper Harbour, the home town of her future husband, the late James "Jim" Boyle. She was an active member of her community, serving as President of the Mount Carmel CWL in East Bathurst, District Commissioner for the Girl Guides of Canada, a long time member of the Bathurst Duplicate Bridge Club, and a member of the Bathurst chapter of the Irish-Canadian Cultural Association. Helen could almost always be found with her decks of cards or her dominoes. When not playing cards, Helen could be found quilting, or doing other needlework.

She is survived by four children: Peter (Hyoshin Kim) of Seattle, WA, Theresa "Terri" Hanlon (Dennis) of St. John's NL, Darlene (Mary Isaacs) of Vancouver, BC, and Nancy Marchand (Marcel) of Arichat, NS.

One sister, Sister Veronica Hanlon.

Five grandchildren: Meaghan, Thomas, Colum, Alexe, Jesse; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was pre-deceased by a son, Kevin Patrick; three brothers: John, Joe, and Fred; and two sisters: Lillian and Mary.

There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 11am from Holy Family Church, Bathurst. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery, Bathurst, at a later date.

Anyone wishing to send tokens of sympathy may make a donation to a charity of their choice.