Emma (Donovan) Doyle

Died: Wed., Apr. 7, 2021

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Apr. 09, 2021
Location: St. Peter's Church

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Emma Doyle, 90

It is with heavy hearts that we regret to announce the passing of a loved mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, Emma Doyle.
Emma passed away peacefully at home, with her loving family around her on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at the age of 90.
Born in Ingonish she was the daughter of the late John Michael and Mary Ann (Young) Donovan. Mom was a member of St. Peter’s Parish, Ingonish.
Emma is survived by her children, Agnes (Koby), Von (Pierre), Jean, Cathy (Russell), Gloria (Andy), Delia (Jackie), Donnie and Alice.  Mom is also survived by her 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also left to mourn are Mom’s siblings, Peggy, Mary, Louise, Selena, Claire, Tim, Tome, Finlay and Malcom.
Besides her parents Mom was predeceased by her husband Francis Doyle, her son Austin, and daughters, Euphemia and Dolores, sons-in-law, Kilburn Hawley, Truman MacDougall Hardy, Eddie Fraser and Pierre Blais, grandson Allan Robinson and great granddaughter Scarlett Blais- Donovan, along with eight siblings.
Mom was the backbone of the family. Always there to give guidance, lend a helping hand and advice if needed or to just offer an ear to listen. Mom wanted the best for everyone she loved, when family and friends came to visit.
Mom will be dearly missed, especially by Alice. Mom fought a great fight everyday to stay here for her.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ritter, Jenna and Dr. Buffet whom Mom loved dearly. We would also like thank all the Doctor’s, Nurses and Homecare Staff at Buchanan Memorial Hospital for their kindness, compassion and caring care for Mom.
Cremation has taken place. A funeral Mass to celebrate Mom’s life will be held Friday, April 9, 2021 at 11 am in St. Peter’s Church, Ingonish with Fr Alphonse Iwuji officiating. Covid guidelines will be followed with a limit of 100 people in the church.
Donations may be made to St. Peter’s Parish Graveyard fund, or to the North of Smokey Palliative Care Society. Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com

A Psalm for the Dying

Edward Hays, Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim, 2008

Relatives and friends, I am about to leave;
my last breath does not say “goodbye,”
for my love for you is truly timeless,
beyond the touch of boney death.
I leave myself not to the undertaker,
for decoration in his house of the dead,
but to your memory, with love.
I leave my thoughts, my laughter, my dreams
to you whom I have treasured
beyond gold and precious gems.
I leave my thoughts, my laughter, my dreams
to you whom I have treasured
beyond gold and precious gems.
I give you what no thief can steal,
the memories of our times together:
the tender, love-filled moments,
the successes we have shared,
the hard times that have brought us close together
and the roads we have walked side by side.
I also leave you the solemn promise
that after I am home in the bosom of God,
I will still be present,
whenever and wherever you call on me.
My energy will be drawn to you
by the magnet of our love.
Whenever you are in need, call me;
I will come to you,
with my arms full of wisdom and light
to open up your blocked paths,
to untangle your knots
and to be your avenue to God.
And all I take with me as I leave
is your love and the millions of memories
of all that we have shared.
So truly I enter my new life
as a millionaire.
Fear not nor grieve at my departure,
you whom I have loved so much,
for my roots and yours
are forever intertwined.

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Shannon Fraser Lee
   Posted Wed April 07, 2021
There was no woman in the world like Emma. She was so kind, compassionate, generous and endlessly patient. You could never leave her house without a candy or pop. When we drive by the house we always honk and say"Hi Nanny Doyle," and we always will.

Linda Williams-Davis
   Posted Wed April 07, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a beautiful person. My heart goes out to all of you. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs

Paulette M Tedford
   Posted Wed April 07, 2021
To all of Emma's family; my heart aches for you. Your Mom was one of the kindest sweetest ladies I have ever known. I don't remember her ever having a cross word. Her hugs were the best. She loved all of you and was so proud of you when ever we spoke. She is in heaven now;no more worries or pain. God bless you all and know I will be thinking of you on Friday. Big hugs
Paulette ( Gillis) Tedford

Debbie williams
   Posted Wed April 07, 2021
Rest In Peace Emma,you are finally at rest.🙏🏻
Love and hugs to the family
Debbie Williams

Tracey Snow
   Posted Wed April 07, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Rhadie Murphy
   Posted Wed April 07, 2021
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Rhadie & family.

Judy Donovan Whitty
   Posted Wed April 07, 2021
Your Mother was so proud of each of you; I did not realize she had reached such an age of 90 as she did not look/act her age all these years...young at heart/mind and body! I can still see her in church singing with us and so proud of you singing and playing guitar...it was always such a pleasure to make music with you all...her spirit is nearby for sure; may all the wonderful memories sustain you during the lonesome moments - much love to you all, Judy (Donovan Whitty) PEI36

Alexis Mossman (Brewer)
   Posted Wed April 07, 2021
So sorry to hear about Emma. She was a sweet lady. RIP

Lucy Williams Robbins
   Posted Wed April 07, 2021

Lester and Maureen Capstick
   Posted Wed April 07, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the Doyle family. We only ever heard great things about Emma. May she Rest In Peace.

Rosetta LeFort
   Posted Wed April 07, 2021
To all of Emma's famiy,our deepest condolences.

Nancy Williams & David
   Posted Thu April 08, 2021
In Loving memory of a life so beautifully lived and a heart so deeply loved.
Emma you will Always be forever in our hearts you were a very amazing woman.
Our sincere condolences to the family From Bill Williams & Family.

Mary Sue Mackinnon
   Posted Thu April 08, 2021
Our sincerest condolences and big, big hugs to everyone. May all of your happy memories remain a joy in your hearts forever💕
Mary Sue & Gladstone

Ann Marie Donovan Keizer
   Posted Thu April 08, 2021
Deepest condolences to the Family on the loss of Emma there is no doubt she is in Heaven with all the angel’s she was an Angel on earth a kind beautiful soul inside & out RIP my beautiful Cousin 😇 !!

Lester Chiasson
   Posted Thu April 08, 2021
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the Doyle and Donovan families.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lester and Eunice Chiasson

Eileen Doyle
   Posted Thu April 08, 2021
Dear Family,

I am sorry to hear Aunt Emma has passed away. She was a beautiful woman, so kind and loving. I have many fond memories of her when I was growing up. She always made me feel so welcome when I would come to visit my cousins. You were all so blessed to have her.
love and peace, Eileen

Lynn and Clancy Pippy
   Posted Thu April 08, 2021
Deepest condolences to all the family. How blessed you were to have such a wonderful lady in your lives. . . May God give you comfort and peace.

Faye and Gerald Hazel
   Posted Fri April 09, 2021
Dear Alice and ALL the family:
We were so sad to hear of Emma's passing but know she is an Angel looking over us all. She was such a beautiful kind and loving woman to all who visited at her home. We enjoyed every summer visit with Emma , Alice and all the girls. We always left with some of her wonderfully Jelly or pickles because she was so kind to us. Emma will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her. Thinking of her family with love especially dear Alice... Love Faye and Gerald Hazel

Denis McKeough
   Posted Sat April 10, 2021
We would like to pass along our condolences on Emma's passing, Emma will always be in our memory as a kind, thoughtful, caring, loving Mother, grandmother, care giver, friend to all who were lucky enough to know her and be in her company. With deepest sympathy, Denis and Catherine.

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