Josephine McKay

Obituary of Josephine Florence McKay

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We sadly an­nounce the pass­ing on March 10, 2022 of our beloved wife and mother, Josephine Flo­rence McKay. Born Au­gust 5, 1933 in Dart­mouth, she was a daugh­ter of Olive and Stew­art Boutilier.


Josephine grew up on Wind­mill Road, at­tend­ing Park School be­fore going to Bi­cen­ten­nial High where she met Don­ald. Don­ald at­tended Hawthorne School be­fore Bi­cen­ten­nial and Jose al­ways teased Don­ald that Park School had bet­ter ath­letes. She en­joyed golf, ten­nis, base­ball and had many tro­phies from her bowl­ing leagues. Josephine deeply loved her fam­ily and spent a large por­tion of her life car­ing for her daugh­ter Nancy, but al­ways found time to at­tend her boys' sporting events. She loved to travel down south and en­joyed Wood­lawn dances with her hus­band Don­ald.


She was pre­de­ceased by her par­ents; her spe­cial son, Marty; sis­ters, Ella Kilby (Mar­tin) and Olive Barn­stead (Charles); and broth­ers, Ben Boutilier (Jo) and Lloyd Boutilier (Si­mone).


Though she will be sadly missed, her fam­ily will live with all the love she left be­hind!! WE LOVE YOU MOM!!!!


Josephine is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band of 67 years, Don­ald; her sons, Howard and Joseph; daugh­ter, Nancy; sis­ters, Se­lena Ford (Fred) and Doreen Stone; as well as grand­chil­dren, Jar­rett (Jen­nifer), Jason (Melissa), Jonathan (Melissa), and Reign (Kiera); great-grand­chil­dren, Jason Jr., Jazmine, Josh, Jett, and Judd.


Ser­vice will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4R 1B9 (902-679-2822).

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