JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS


Roy Lorne Boutilier

June 8, 1929November 1, 2019

Roy Lorne Boutilier

It is with great sadness that the family of Roy Boutilier announces his passing after a battle with cancer, on Friday, November 1, 2019, at the age of 90. Roy will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Eva, and his children, Lorne (Linda), Roger, Shelley (Bill), Robin (Steve). He will also be fondly remembered by his 4 grandchildren, Jillian, Kaitlyn, Brian and Megan and 2 great grandchildren, Mateo and Malakai. Roy is predeceased by his father Levi, mother Verna, brothers Ivan and Eugene, and sister Rose. He is survived by his sister Georgia.

Roy was a quiet man with a gentle heart and a booming laugh. In his younger years Roy sailed The Great Lakes. He had fond memories of his time on the boats, he would mention this often over the years. Once he became a family man he set down his roots in Halifax and worked as a Long Shore Man on the Halifax Water Front. He worked there until he retired. Roy was a lover of nature and the outdoors and was known to have a bit of a green thumb. There wasn’t anything he could not grow, from vegetable gardens, rock gardens to a simple house plant. If you had a plant that was dying he could bring it back to life. If you were one of the lucky people to have Roy tend to your garden then you had a yard and garden to be proud of and enjoy for years. Roy and Eva loved to be outside going for walks, enjoying nature, feeding the squirrels and birds in Point Pleasant Park or just sitting enjoying the view. Roy loved his family more than anything, his best friend in life was his wife Eva. They were never very far apart. If you saw Roy then Eva was close by. They had a husband and wife bond that most people can only wish for. He is gone but will never be forgotten.

The family would like to express our gratitude to all of the wonderful staff on 7A at The Victoria General Hospital. Visitation will be on Thursday November 7th, 2019 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at J.A. Snow Funeral Home on 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax. A private family burial will be held on Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Gate Of Heaven on Sackville Drive.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that you make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019


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Frances Beaver Munroe

November 8, 2019

To Aunt Eva and family..Uncle Roy was a very kind man and his laughter was infectious..Richard and I have only great memories of the good times we were spent in each others company..he will be forever in our hearts ❤❤

Patsy MacDonald

November 7, 2019

To the Boutilier Family,
We are very sorry to hear of Roy's passing. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Jackie and Patsy MacDonald (Louisbourg)

jack and lorraine Rochon

November 5, 2019

to the family of my uncle Roy please know that we are thinking of you all in your time of sadness. mommy will be happy to see her brother again. hold the memories you loved best of uncle Roy close to your heart forever. Lorraine n jack.

Tony Hubley

November 5, 2019

We are sure going to miss Roy at all those special occasions like Christmas and Easter and all of those birthdays celebrated at Robin and Steve’s place.Roy was a very humble man ,Never putting himself above anyone that he has met during his 90 years on this earth ,Farwell myFriend .

Foster and Betty Ann Beaver

November 5, 2019

We will always cherish the memories we made over the years. We were so fortunate to be able to watch our children grow up together. Roy you were one of a kind, always smiling, laughing and telling the best stories. You were more then a brother in law to us, you were a great friend. You will be dearly missed.
Thinking of you Eva and family at this difficult time. We love all of you.

Love Your Brother in law Foster and Sister in law Betty Ann Beaver and Family.

Cheryl Russell

November 5, 2019

Uncle Roy was a very important part of my life when I was growing up in Mushaboom. I am glad he had such a happy life and so sorry for your loss Aunt Eva and family. Love Cheryl

Reid Josey

November 5, 2019

Sincere condolences to Roy's family.
Reid Josey

Brenda Osmond

November 5, 2019

My deepest condolences.Thinking of you Aunt Eva,Lorne,Roger,Shelley,Robin and families.I am sorry for your loss, Uncle Roy was a dear man.I have great memories of when I was young and you brought me to your home for a few days. Lots of laughter and love. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Brenda

Robin Hubley

November 5, 2019

To my Dad,

You are truly special and my memories of you will always bring a smile to me and warm my heart. I know there is nothing that you would not do for me you were such a loving father and you will be truly missed. Until we meet again someday.

Dad, I Love You!

Evelyn and Don LeBlanc

November 5, 2019

To the Boutilier Family - Eva we are very sorry for the loss of your soul mate Roy - Lorne, Roger, Shelley, Robin and your families our sincerest condolences. Roy was a very kind and gentle man and will be missed by all! No truer words were spoken - When you seen Roy you seen Eva by his side. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Evelyn and Don LeBlanc