Patten Funeral Home

71 Union Street, Glace Bay, NS


Sylvia Louise Boutilier

April 9, 1950July 23, 2019
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BOUTILIER – Sylvia Louise April 9, 1950 – July 23, 2019 Birch Grove

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mom, Sylvia, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, surrounded by her loving family on July 23, 2019.

Sylvia’s greatest love was her grandchildren and all her family.

Sylvia was employed at Glace Bay General Hospital; H. H. Hopkins Ltd; Birch Grove Recreation Center for 25 years and baseball coach for 8 years.

Sylvia was a member of several community groups such as running bingo at Birch Grove Recreation Center, helping with fishing derbies and many more community activities. Sylvia was a recipient of a Community Service Award for bringing a new ball field to Birch Grove.

Sylvia is survived by her three sons, Robert (Heather), Freddie (Yvonne), Wayne (Tim) and her grandchildren, Roger (Barb), Samantha, Jarod, Brandon, Logan and special nieces Lori and Natalie. She leaves behind sisters, Joyce (Billy), Sheila (Michael) and brother Darrell (Charlene); sisters-in-law Catherine Hiscock, Gwen Boutilier, Carolyn MacIntyre, Doris O’Brien and Margie Boutilier and many loving nieces and nephews.

Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Fred (2013), parents Bob and Georgina (MacDonald) King and brother Murray King.

Visitation for Sylvia will be held on Sunday, July 28 from 2-4 &7 -9 pm at Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union St, Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held on Monday July 29 in Patten Funeral Home Chapel at 1 pm with Rev. Dorothy Miller officiating. A Celebration of Life will follow immediately after, taking place at Birch Grove Firehall. Burial to take place in St. Paul’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Black Brook. Special thank you to staff of 4A and Palliative Care Unit at Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

“She will always be our Mama Bear.”

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.pattenfuneral.com


  • Fred Boutilier, Husband (deceased)
  • Bob King, Father (deceased)
  • Georgina (MacDonald) King, Mother (deceased)
  • Robert (Heather) Boutilier, Son
  • Freddie (Yvonne) Boutilier, Son
  • Wayne (Tim) King, Son
  • Roger (Barb), Samantha, Jarod, Brandon and Logan, Grandchildren
  • Lori and Natalie, Special Nieces
  • Joyce (Billy), Sister
  • Sheila (Michael), Sister
  • Darrell (Charlene), Brother
  • Murray King, Brother (deceased)
  • Catherine Hiscock, Sister-in-law
  • Gwen Boutilier, Sister-in-law
  • Carolyn MacIntyre, Sister-in-law
  • Doris O'Brien, Sister-in-law
  • Margie Boutilier, Sister-in-law
  • Sylvia is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 29, 2019


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Diana Jamieson

July 28, 2019

My sincere condolences for your loss.
A wonderful lady flies with the angels.

Corrine Mischiek

July 28, 2019

We wish to express our sincere condolences to Sylvia's family. Mike and Corrine Mischiek

Trudy Gass (King)

July 27, 2019

Sorry for your loss

Florence Heather Jardine

July 26, 2019

So very sorry to hear about Sylvia ‘s. passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. She was an acceptional lady ,friend to many & great community worker. My memories are from childhood as we grew up together on the hill in the Grove. Our prayers & thoughts are with you from ON as you you share this time of heartache. Carl & Florence Heather ( Johnson) Jardine.

Donald Mac Leod

July 26, 2019

So sorry to hear about Sylvia’s passing. She was a good person and will be remembered for all the things she did to make things better.
Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss.

Condolences to all family and friends.

Donald Mac Leod


Cathy Mac Kinlay

July 26, 2019

We were so sorry to hear of Sylvia's passing and wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you . She was a kind and loving lady and we hope that all your good memories will help you through this sad time . She will always be fondly remembered .
Sending you our sympathy and condolences ....Jim and Cathy ( Robinson ) MacKinlay

Corinne MacDonald-Kalakalo

July 25, 2019

To my sister-in-law Sheila as well as all immediate family of Syliva, I send my deepest sympathy upon hearing of her passing. Unfortunitily, it is a point in our lives that we all eventually must encounter. Knowing, she is no longer in pain makes it abit more acceptable. Keeping you all in my prayers. Stay strong for each other, that would be Sylvia's wish for you all.

Lillian MacDonald

July 25, 2019

I was saddened to hear that Sylvia passed away...she was such a kind, forgiving lovely person. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. and that my heart is with all the family in your time of sorrow...may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. RIP Dear Lady.

Tom Head

July 25, 2019

Aunt Sylvia
Your kindness to me in a time of struggle was and will always be remembered. Your talks about forgiveness did not fall on deaf ears as well as all those baseball terms. I love to have my laundry done first thing in the morning...just like you. Rest easy as you look down from above on us all.