Audrey BOISJOLI

BOISJOLI: Audrey Edith (1916 – 2005)

Passed away March 14, 2005 in Langley, BC, at the age of 89. She was born in Vancouver and spent her childhood and adolescent years in rural Saskatchewan and Rossland BC. She owned a hairdressing shop in Rossland where she met and married her husband, Gerald (Jerry). They lived for a few years in Noranda Quebec where she owned a yard goods store and where their son Don was born. They moved to Dartmouth, N.S. in 1951 and lived there for 23 years. She was involved in many activities during her years in Dartmouth, ranging from owning and running an apartment building to being heavily involved in the local arts and crafts scene. She was an accomplished weaver, potter and taught hat making, as well as participating in restoring and upholstering antique furniture. She also did woodworking, art metal, jewelry making and pressed flower arranging. She returned to BC in 1974 and settled in White Rock and took care of her ailing husband who died in 1979. She traveled extensively in North America and abroad and enjoyed good health for most of her life. She suffered from poor health the past ten years and finally she succumbed to her pain. She has outlived most of her friends. She will be remembered as a dynamic, energetic, gifted, helpful, hardworking, motivated and independent person. She was also a devoted and loving wife, mother and a caring, generous and empathetic grandmother. She is survived by her son, Don and granddaughters Jillian, Jessica and Amy, all living in Aldergrove, BC. A memorial service was held in Aldergrove on Friday, March 18 and her remains will be spread in Nova Scotia, along with her mother and husband. She is in God’s company now and painfree because she led an honorable life and always cared for others more than herself. Her legacy will continue to live in the bodies of her granddaughters.