Jean Boyne

Obituary of Jean Isabelle Boyne

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Our beautiful mother, Jean Isabelle (Gillespie, Buckingham) Boyne peacefully entered heaven on December 17th, 2023. Born in Canterbury, New Brunswick on March 9, 1927, she was the only daughter of James Clinton Gillespie and Stella Mae (Boone) Gillespie.

Mum will be forever missed by her 5 children, Cheryl Grant (Marven) of Fredericton, Leanne Page (the late David Page) of Saint John, Dustin Buckingham (Theresa) of Canterbury, Kerby Buckingham (Shannon) of Saskatoon, Sask. and Kendra Sparks (Scott) of New Maryland, as well as her 15 Grandchildren, Scott Tompkins, Tanya Salter, Twyla Jensen, Krista Grant, Kara Grant, Robin Grant, Chastity Crouse, Corey Taylor, Jennifer Buckingham, Adam Buckingham, Aaron Buckingham, Tenneal Allen, Meaghan Donovan, Caleigh Farrell and Brandon Sparks; 32 Great grandchildren, and 10 Great-great grandchildren.

Mum was predeceased by her parents, her half brother Chester Gaskin, her husband Perley Buckingham, brothers-in-law, Burleigh Buckingham, Clarence Buckingham, Arden Buckingham, Melvin Buckingham, Roscoe Buckingham, sisters-in-law Vivian Buckingham, Naomi Buckingham, Sarah Buckingham, Ellen Buckingham, Dorothy Buckingham. Mum was predeceased by her late husband Frederick Boyne.

Mum is survived by her sister-in-law Freda Bolden (late Roscoe Buckingham) along with many nieces and nephews.

We will miss our Mum dearly. Mum was an unapologetic optimist, lighthearted, always helping, always inspiring, ever strong. In all her quiet graceful ways she was truly beautiful, our matriarch. Forever would not have been long enough for us, Mum, 96 was an excellent try. Your strength and love of life remained unparalleled.

Mum, Gram, Grammie, Nana, may your sweet soul rest in peace. May we remember all you have taught us and may we live on to make you proud.

We wish to acknowledge the outstanding care given to our mother over the past 13 months at York Care Center. A special thank you to Jason Robin, the staff of Tower 3 York Care, Dr. Beal, Dr Christie and Dr. Amber Swan of the Oncology Dept, DECH.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of our mother, Jean Boyne can be made to the York Care Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society. Personal condolences may be offered through

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