Obituary of Dolores Elizabeth Doucette
Reserve Mines, NS
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dolores Elizabeth Doucette (nee Boutilier) of Reserve Mines, Nova Scotia on Wednesday,November 2, 2022. A proud Cape Bretoner, Dolores was the adopted child and granddaughter of Margaret and William Raymond Boutilier of Reserve Mines.
Left to mourn is her devoted husband (the man she called “Angel”) Wilfred Doucette who was Dolores’ constant support during her life with him; also survived by a daughter Marsha Robinson (Mark Klaamas), Halifax and a son Trevor Robinson (Jyl MacKinnon-Robinson) of Cole Harbour; as well as step daughters Pauline (John) Coolen, Sydney, Mechele Oliver, Reserve, Theresa (Richard) Burton, Chester,NS, Charlene (Derrick) Curry, Chester, NS, and step-Son Philip (Verna) Doucette, Timmons, Ontario; brother William (Bill) Boutilier of Picton, Ontario, half-brother Wayne Boutilier; half-sisters Patricia Campbell (Archie), Prime Brook and Marcia Boutilier, Vancouver. Also, special cousins Florence Farrell and Vinie (Dwayne) Browner; a very special aunt Kay Boutilier; two grandsons Aidan and Timothy Bourque, Halifax; thirteen step-grandchildren: Geoff, Tyler, Brice, Danielle, Renee, Larissa, Leah, Kent, Taylor, Kennedy, Katherine, Jordan, Maria; nine great grandchildren who all brought her much happiness and joy.
She was predeceased by a sister Margaret L. Janes, Niagara Falls, half-sister Bonnie Boutilier, Ontario, and sister-in-law Bev Boutilier, Ontario.
Dolores lived in Halifax for 38 years and retired from Bell Aliant in 2002. In Halifax she was a volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organization, Metropolitan Immigration Settlement Association, a member of Citadel Chimes Barbershop Chorus and the owner of Special Occasion Cake Accessories.
In Cape Breton she was a member of the CWL for 10 years at St. Joseph’s Parish, Reserve Mines Pensioners, Quarry Point Quilt Guild Society, Ocean Waves Quilt Guild Society, and the Reserve Material Girls Group. Her passion was quilting and making jam, with many of both being gifted to loved ones. Favorite pastimes included scrapbooking, baking, decorating cakes, Texas Hold’em and she also loved to pick blueberries. A memory we will always treasure is one of Mom laughing hysterically at her favorite tv show America Funniest Home Video’s. Her accomplishments will be part of her enduring legacy. Dolores was known for her kindness, and constantly helping others, as well as her volunteer work. She will be dearly missed.
As per Dolores’ wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place Sunday, November 6, 2022, from 4-6 pm and funeral service to be will held on Monday, November 7, 2022, at 10 am, with Fr. Dan Boudreau presiding, with reception to follow, all at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS. (902) 849-4199.
Celebration of Her Life with us that afternoon at the Reserve Mines Pensioners. The family wishes to thank the many families and friends who provided support throughout her illness. Those wishing to honor her memory can make donations to the Reserve Mines Pensioners Hall, St. Joseph’s Cemetery Fund or Sydney Hospice.
Funeral will be lived streamed through T.J. Tracey Facebook page.
Words of comfort may be expressed to Dolores’ family by visiting www.tjtracey.com.