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JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS

OBITUARY

Audrey Viola Pilon

20 October , 19247 July , 2019
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Surrounded by the loving presence of Walter, her husband of 69 years, and their children, Audrey Pilon of Sheldrake Lake passed on July 7, 2019 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. She was born October 20, 1924 in Lower Tantallon, to James Dell and Gladys Bernice (Smith) Boutilier. Raised in a loving family of 12 children, Mom lived a long, full and vibrant life to the end. After an early career in secretarial work, she and Dad were married in 1950 and travelled throughout the country given his military career. Settling in Sheldrake Lake in the home that they built upon Dad's retirement, Mom devoted herself to her family. She was happiest when surrounded by her large and loving extended family, hosting many memorable gatherings. Until very recently, Mom and Dad took great pleasure from their many travels around the country and the world, often with or visiting family. Mom had an appreciation for beauty and a sense of style that was evident to all and a very engaging smile. She is survived by her partner for life, Walter; children, Peter (Charlene) Pilon, Suzanne Skeete, and David (Elizabeth) Pilon; grandchildren, Matthew (Kate) Pilon and Daniel Pilon, Ryan (Amelia) Gregg and Hayley Gregg, Jacob Pilon and Sacha Pilon, Lana Skeete and Jenna (Jared) Thacker; and great-granddaughter, Clementine Gregg. Also surviving are brother, Innes (Nancy) Boutilier; and siblings-in-law, Raymond (Rose) Pilon, Joyce Kelly, Philip (Marilyn) Pilon, Paul Pilon, Irma Boutilier, Alice Boutilier and Doreen Boutilier; and many nieces and nephews who thought the world of her. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings, Bruce Boutilier, Cora (George) Nash, Ray Boutilier, Doug Boutilier, Avis (Frank) Foster, James Boutilier, Elsie (Roy) Sadler, Eric (Margaret) Boutilier, Morley Boutilier and Maxine (Ken) MacKay; her siblings-in-law, Victor Pilon, Bob (Marie) Pilon and Edward Kelly; and by her son-in-law, John Skeete. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 10th, from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service on Thursday at 2 p.m. with The Rev. Deacon Marilyn Hamlin officiating, both in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. Donations in Mom's memory may be made to a charity of your choice. We would like to thank all of those who shared their love of Mom over her long life and to acknowledge the kindness and care she received in her final days from the staff of 7.4 of the QEII. Mom, you will lovingly remain in our hearts always.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, 10 July , 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, 11 July , 2019
  • Reception to follow Thursday, 11 July , 2019

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Bowden and Boggio Families Bowden and Boggio Families

10 July 2019

Thinking of you all and sending our sincerest condolences for the loss of a wonderful woman. xo

Maureen Davis

10 July 2019

Dearest Suz, David and Peter and the entire extended Pilon family - please know that we are thinking of you all. Through Suz, your family will forever be a part of the Skeete family and we really do share in your sadness. We are grateful to know that your Mum had a long and beautiful life and that you were all by her side at the end. John talked so fondly about your parents and I was fortunate to be able to meet them - what an incredible love story your parents shared and what an amazing life story to celebrate. Please pass on our condolences to your Dad and know that, despite the miles that separate us, you are very much in our thoughts.

Jane Boutilier

10 July 2019

I always felt that Aunt Audrey was genuinely happy to see me, her beautiful smile said it all!

Dearest Walter and family;
We are so saddened and sorry for the loss of your loving wife and amazing mom. Sincerest condolences to you all.
Love Jane & Richard ❤️

Cheri Fletcher

10 July 2019

Our deepest sympathy to Suzanne, Peter, David and families on the loss of this wonderful woman.
Audrey had a way of making you feel welcome and comfortable in her home and presence, with her warm smile, the ever present vibrant twinkle in her eyes and her genuine interest in those around her. Her effortless elegance was admirable but even more so was her kindness and gentle personality.
I know she has been a blessing to your family over her long life and left you with many memories to treasure and ease the pain of her loss in time.

Thinking of you all and sending love,
Cheri and Jim Fletcher

Ann Wetmore

10 July 2019

To David, Heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother. She was obviously a remarkable and vibrant woman. Wishing peace and comfort for you and Elizabeth and all the family.

Nancy(Ewert) and Pat Power

9 July 2019

Sending our sincere condolences to Walter and family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Matt Pilon

9 July 2019

She sent me Phish albums and electric-guitar straps for Christmas. She was the coolest, and such a sweet person. We love and miss you, grandma.

Donalda Edgar

8 July 2019

So sorry for your loss. Hope you enjoy many memories together.

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