Cox (Boutilier), Thelma Marie – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Thelma Marie Cox (Boutilier), on October 20th, 2014, in Dartmouth, at the age of 81. Born in Mushaboom, on December 4, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Nora Boutilier. Thelma was an amazing wife, mother and grandmother and had a special relationship with her paternal grandmother which formed the foundation of the wonderful role she played in the lives of her grandchildren. Leaving Mushaboom at a young age, Thelma moved to Ontario where she worked full-time and went to school in the evenings. Several years later, Thelma and family moved back to Nova Scotia. A true animal lover, Thelma rescued many animals, wild and tame, including her last calico cat CeeCee. Thelma was a fabulous cook who loved to feed family and friends and host gatherings at their home in East Petpeswick. Over the years, Thelma enjoyed the company of her special girlfriends, Myrt Sydney and Dorothy Jahn. She spent the majority of her working life with her husband Mike at their business Cox’s Auto Parts in Musquodoboit Harbour. Involved in the first Food Bank on the Eastern Shore, Thelma was an unfailing support for her husband and family. Spending her retirement years in Grand Bahamas Island with Mike, they made many good friends.
Survived by her children, Michelle (Andy) Gregory, Brent (Tillie Chase), Carol Anne (Dave Courtney); grandchildren, Timothy and Jamieson Fougere, Sara and Jane Courtney; step grandchildren, Sandi, San Francisco, Steve MacPherson; brothers, Harold (Grace) Boutilier, Hubert Boutilier. Predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Michael, who she missed desperately and loved dearly; brothers, Almon, Daley, Ronald, Daniel, Godfrey.
There will be a service on Friday, October 24th, at 11 a.m. in First United Church, Musquodoboit Harbour. A reception will follow after the service. Donations can be made to your local food bank.
“May she go with God.”