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Blanche (Burchell) Boyce

Born In: Glace Bay
Born: July 2nd, 1925

Passed in: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: July 9th, 2014

Of Kelowna, B.C., passed away peacefully at Sutherland Hills Rest Home on July 9, 2014 at the age of 89 years.
Blanche was born in Glace Bay, N.S. on July 2, 1925. She was the ninth of nine children born to Alfred and Jennie (Weir) Burchell. In childhood, her family moved to Sydney, N.S., where she went to Ashby School and Sydney Academy. There she met Ken Boyce and they were married in 1952 and raised three children in Sydney.
She was predeceased by Ken, who passed away on Feb. 8, 2006, and by her brothers, Albert, Charles, Maurice, and Harold and her sisters, Helen Ferguson, Reta Gass, Alice Shakespeare and Minette Buchanan.
She will be dearly missed by her children, Judy, David (Cathy Ann Jameson), and Peter (Brenda Hazelwood) and her three grandchildren, Andrew, Emma and Laura Boyce.
Blanche will be remembered in Sydney as a great mother and friend, an avid bridge player, and a regular on the walking trails with Ken. They relocated to Kelowna, B.C. in 2002 and enjoyed several years there together.
The family extends heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff of the Sutherland Hills Rest Home and special thanks to Dr. Diana Imrie and Dr. Dan Obedkoff for their superb care and support. A private service will be held in Kelowna.
Condolences may be sent to the Boyce family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.


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