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BOYLE, Mary Ann (nee Wheeler) Peacefully in the home that she cherished on September 7, 2011. Wife of the late Larry Boyle. Devoted mother of Ann (Al Avdovich), Lawrence, Martha, Mark, Elizabeth (Chris Boocock), Allison (Richard Ellard) and Peter (Christine Donahue). Dearly loved Grandma of Matthew, Sean (dec) and Sarah Avdovich; James Boyle; Sebastian (dec), Isabelle, Olivia and Chloe Ellard; and Erin and Brennan Donahue-Boyle. Survived by siblings Julia, John, Noreen and Kevin (Dorothy). Fondly remembered by a large and loving extended family, treasured friends and dear former students. Predeceased by parents Christina McGillis and Dennis Wheeler, brothers Tony (Theresa), Gabe (Jessie), Garrett, Terry (Miriam), sister Val (Roger Edwards) and three infant siblings. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2313 Carling Ave. Friday, September 9, 2011 from 2 to 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Funeral will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 3891 Richmond Road, Nepean. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to Shepherds of Good Hope, 233 Murray Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 5M9, or to the charity closest to their hearts.

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Published in Ottawa Citizen from Sep. 9 to Sep. 10, 2011.
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September 19, 2011
Ann, Martha, Elizabeth, Lawrence, Mark, Peter and Alison. As I have said to some of you in person, my sympathies and respects on Mary Ann's passing. Her sharp mind was perfectly balanced by her sense of humour. L Boyle was a pretty good partner to choose for someone who liked to laugh. In turn L Boyle probably had unfair access to some of the world's best desserts. I too will miss her. Nephew Chris Wheeler
September 13, 2011
My mother, Helen Lawlor went to Normal School in Ottawa with Mary Ann Wheeler. Mom had many happy memories of their friendship and spoke with fondness of their days together in Ottawa. Respectfully Avita Baskin, Belleville, Ontario.
September 9, 2011
to all the Boyle family,
I was so sorry to hear of your mother's death. I remember her well at RPPS - although by the time I got to Grade 8, she had gone off to have Ann! My brother Christopher was in her first class at the school. She was a superb teacher, preparing elementary students for the big world of High School.
And then, lo and behold, the growing Boyle family turned up on Mohawk Cres, neighbours of our parents, Eric and Margaret Brand. We all enjoyed watching this wonderful family go about their activities - some even liked to come and check out our grandfather clock (think that was Allison!). We last saw your mum at an RPPS reunion 2 years ago - her students were so thrilled that she could be there. Unfortunately I am out of town, or I would be with you tomorrow. We hope you all find comfort in many very happy memories. We send you all, our deepest sympathy,
Vicki Robinson
September 9, 2011
Dear Ann, Al, Sarah, Matthew, and all the Boyle family,

We are so sorry to hear of your mom's death. We certainly have lots of great memories from years ago and visits to your busy household. What a wonderful mother and amazing educator she was. A terrific sense of humour like all of your family. Your Dad and Sean can now have her in their audience once again. You will be in our thoughts and prayers today and in the months to come.

Love Kathy and Tina xo
Tina Belanger
September 9, 2011
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Your mom was so sweet and I will always remember her generosity whenever I was at her home..offering me meals and her amazing biscuits in the morning after a sleepover. You're all in my thoughts.
Sincerely, Cathy Ferguson
September 9, 2011
Liz, my deepest condolences to you and your family.
Jennifer Brewer
September 9, 2011
Dearest Ann and Al and the entire Boyle Family:

Sincere sympathies on the passing of your dear Mom. May you take comfort in knowing she has been reunited with your Dad and her precious Grandsons.

I am sorry that we are unable to attend the wake or funeral in person to express our sympathies.

Peter and Susan Dunlap and Family.
Peter Dunlap
September 9, 2011
Many fond memories of family gathering and overnights at aunt Mary Ann's house. No visit was complete without a homemade cake or pie or cookies, storytelling and lots of giggling. The Wheeler extended family has lost a great matriarch. Much Love and warm thoughts from Switzerland. Angela, Andy, Annina & Erin Maier (Wheeler)
Angela Wheeler Maier
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