BOUDAH, Maryln Margaret

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May 9, 1939 to Jan 14, 2021 ~ It is with heavy hearts we said goodbye on Thursday, January 14, 2021 to our beautiful, gentle, mother, grandmother and great grandmother Maryln Margaret Boudah.

Mom peacefully joined our dad (loving wife for 50 years to the late Merv Boudah August 2008). She was the very proud and loving mother of Rick (Andrea) Boudah, Carol (George) Kennedy and Ron (Cindy) Boudah. Cherished Grandma of Kerri (Dave) Kennedy, Craig (Katie) Kennedy, Jeff Boudah and Carly Boudah, Tony, Rosie and Michael Esquivel and Connor Boudah. Special great grandma of Colin and Blake Kennedy. Dear sister of late Gerald (Frances) Rank of Saskatoon and Keitha (Andy) Smaha of Sandy Hook Manitoba. Special cousin of Margaret Velichka of Thunder Bay (mom always loved your visits). Sister-in-law of late Helen (late Mel) Lee, late Beatrice (late Jack) Hemphill, late Wilfred (late Myrtle) Boudah, late Myrla (late Lawrence) Geroux, late Dorothy (late Albert) Metayer, late Harry (Betty) Boudah, late Mable (late Don) Duguay, Nelson (Jackie) Boudah, late Betty Lou (late Enso) Andreola. Daughter of the late Harry and late Dorothy Rank, Daughter-in-law of the late Frank and late Pearl Boudah. Loving aunt of many nieces and nephews.

We are forever grateful to our beautiful mom who showed us how to live life with the kindness and compassion of an angel, to always work hard and do your best and face all of lifes challenges with courage and determination. Mom enjoyed her many years at the Bank of Montreal and missed her colleagues and clients when she retired. Upon retiring mom became a community volunteer helping out wherever she could. She was also a member of Willowgrove United Church for many years. Moms Parkinsons and then Cancer journey were supported by an amazing group of family, friends, neighbours and health team.

Thank you Aunt Keitha, Aunt Jackie, Aunt Betty and Shirley Decoste for all your calls to check in on mom and keep her spirits high. You were her support and her rock. We would like to thank all of Moms wonderful St. Michaels Square neighbours for your kind words and support over all those many years.

To her very close neighbours, Norma and Jim Fraser, Phyliss McLean and Jim and Betty Doyle who were always there to support mom, we are forever grateful. A very special thank you to Jimmy Fraser who kept a close eye on mom and helped when she needed help and visited her even when she moved to her apartment. A special thank you to Harvey Kennedy who always kept in touch with mom and helped with all of moms moves. Thank you to the Kennedys for welcoming mom into your extended family. She always loved the family gatherings.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Leahy, Dr. Chiaschini for your care of mom throughout the years. A very special thank you to Jeff Conley with the North East LHIN for your kindness and guidance throughout moms Parkinsons journey. To the amazing and wonderful staff at the Ontario Finnish Resthome who always went above and beyond to provide mom with a kind and caring home. With your kind support, mom was able to enjoy her beautiful new apartment at Uusi Koti, and when she needed more help Mauno Kotitalo and their amazing staff took wonderful care of mom (a special thank you to Chris and Jackie) and finally her move to Mauno Kaihla Koti who also took amazing care of mom when she needed so much help. We want to express our heartfelt thanks for all you do, mom always felt loved and cared for. Thank you to Dr. Spadafora and Dr. Booth (and team), Dr. White & Dr. Perry at the Finnish Resthome and Dr. Swinkin, Western Hospital Toronto for your kindness and compassion during a very difficult time.

Due to COVID 19 restrictions, a private family service will be held. Friends are invited to view the service online starting at 1 pm on Monday, January 18, 2021 and can be viewed anytime up to 90 days. Go to www.funeraweb.tv and select Maryln’s name to view the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions payable by cheque or online to The Ontario Finnish Resthome Foundation or ARCH would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. East 705-759-2522). Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.

A mother is your first friend
Your best friend
Your forever friend.

The world is a better place mom, because you were here.