Sunday, October 17, 2021

Florence Agatha “Aggie” Boudreau (Parker) passed away at the age of 87 on Sept. 22, 2021.

Aggie was born in Canso in 1933 to Vincent and Sadie (O’Hearn) Parker.

Aggie loved to play cards at local card parties and spend time with family and friends. She always loved listening to music at the Newfoundland Club and also was a long-time member of the Somme Royal Canadian Legion branch in Dartmouth. Her favourite pastimes were watching the Toronto Blue Jays games (winning or losing, although she preferred the wins), doing her puzzles and reading her newspapers. She was very happy to be in her home and took pride in being fiercely independent.

Aggie is survived by and will be missed greatly by her children, Regis (Arthur) Hill, Kenny (Debbie) Boudreau, Lorraine (Rodney) Cole, and Margaret Jollimore; grandchildren, Ryan (Ben), Alisha (Derek), Anna, Anthony, Natalie (Frank), Derek (Katherine) Katie (Jeremy), Stephen, Ian (Veronica) and great grandchildren, Cameron, Taylor, Jackson, George, June and Tucker. She will also be missed by her siblings Patrick Parker, Marion (Fred) Snow, Lorraine Walker and Dennis (Fern) Parker.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, and brothers Danny, Sylvester and Jimmy Parker; son-in-law Roger Jollimore.

We thank Mom’s doctors, nurses and our local pharmacy, who all took great care to treat our mother with kindness and the utmost respect. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please bestow an act of kindness to someone. Mom would love that!

Cremation has taken place and a graveside interment was held. A Mass will be dedicated to her at a later date.



Steeves, Margaret “Peggy” Janet (MacDonald), 93, Hillcrest Ohio, Antigonish County, passed away October 5, 2021, at High-Crest Nursing Home in Sherbrooke.

Born June 9, 1928 at Cross Roads Ohio, Antigonish Co., she was the daughter of the late Charles Henry MacDonald and Mary Johanna (Flynn) MacDonald.

Peggy graduated from Normal Teachers College in Truro. Her first teaching job was in a one-room schoolhouse in Upper Ohio (Stewart Mills), Antigonish Co., where she taught grades 1 to 12. She arrived by horse and buggy from Goshen, Guysborough County, to stay with Claude Steeves and family in Upper Ohio. Peggy met her husband Private (Pte (B)) Donald Keir Steeves (born Harry Donald Brennan) while she was teaching in Upper Ohio, and they were married for 51 years before he passed away in 1999.

Peggy was an avid reader, loved to garden and make preserves to have for the winter months. She also loved card games, hockey, and baseball. Her favourite teams were the Leafs and the Blue Jays. Her proudest accomplishments were her 14 children, 27 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Peggy was the president of the CBRJ and General Workers at St. Martha’s Hospital’s Union, 1979 to 1990; president of the Home and School; president of St. Joseph’s CWL (receiving her 50-year pin in 2020) and served on the Regional Tenancies Board for several years.

Peggy was a lifetime member of the Progressive Conservative Party and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Arras Branch 59 Antigonish.

Peggy is survived by her children, Donna (Angus Coutts), Claude (Audrey Swan MacPherson), Rebecca (Ken Mosher), Gary (Marilyn Whidden), Lila (Duncan MacLean/John Connors), Linda (John MacDonald/Dave West), Carolena (Andre Noel), Gordon (Cathy Tarrant), Mark (Angela MacDonald), Martha (Jerry Gurney), Donald (Mandy Sharpe), Kimberly (Timothy Walker), and Allison (Mike Hennessey); brothers, Gordon (Helen) MacDonald, Leo (Sandra) MacDonald, John MacDonald; sister, Elizabeth MacDonald; sister-in-law, Shirley (MacMillian) MacDonald.

She was predeceased by her husband, Private (Pte (B))Donald Keir Steeves (Harry Donald Brennan); daughter, Jeannie Elizabeth Nordquist; son, Corporal (Cpl) John Stephen Steeves; sons-in-law, David Marshall and John Burns; brother-in-law, John B MacDonald; sister-in-law, Shirley (MacNeil) MacDonald; three brothers, Harry MacDonald, and his wife, Roberta; Lawrence MacDonald, and his wife, Patsy; Everett MacDonald.

The Steeves family thanks the High-Crest Nursing Home staff and Father Lazarus for taking such good care of her in the final years of her life.

Funeral Mass was held on Oct. 9, with a private burial service.

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