In Memory of




Obituary for Dorothy Blanche Boylan

Blanche (Dorothy) Boylan 1928-2022

We, the family of Dorothy (Blanche) Boylan are saddened to announce her passing on September 4th, 2022, at the QE2 with her family by her side. Born on April 7th, 1928, in Lakeside NS, to George and Jane Raine (Oickle), she is survived by her children Sharon (Don) Cookson, Brenda (John) Blackburn, Calvin (Roxanne) and Kenny (Kim), great nephews Clifford (Joyce) Otto and Phil Otto (Dr. Lisa Barrett). Blanche (nan/grandma) was also very much loved by her eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband John (1997), her children Mark (1987), Janet (2013) and Gary (2020), sister Lillian Raine (1979) and niece Carol Moulton (2005).

The family would like to thank the medical staff who provided excellent care to our mother during her stay at the hospital. We would also like to thank a very close family friend, Eric Morrison, who also provided special care and comfort to mom at the hospital and maintained communication with family. A very special thanks goes to Dr. Robert Scovil who took extra care of our mom for the past 32 years and his receptionist Margie Melanson was always there to support whenever and however she could. Blanche was an active member at St Andrews Anglican Church and wanted to make sure she gave thanks to Rev. Mark Pretty, Rev. Judy Lafford, and Rev. Marilyn Hamlin.

Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Monday, September 12 in the Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggy’s Cove Road, Upper Tantallon. Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 13th, in St Andrews Anglican Church, 2553, St. Margaret’s Bay Rd, Timberlea, with Rev. Mark Pretty officiating. Masks are recommended. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Blanche’s name can be made to the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. or the IWK Foundation,