Paryse Cyr (née Boucher) passed away at the age of 89 years and three months at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. She was the wife of the late Roger A. Cyr. She resided in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Born in Drummond, N.B., she was the daughter of the late Georges and Alma (née Thériault) Boucher.
In addition to her husband, she leaves behind a son, Jean-Roch (Françoise Caron), and three daughters: Myriam (Scott Morton), Hélène (Mike MacNeill) and Natalie (Karim Kamel); seven grandchildren (Olivier, Maxime, Nicola, Benoît, Patrick, Younès and Lamia); two great-grandchildren (Benjamin and Charlotte), as well as her sister Reine Boucher, her brother-in-law Gilbert Picard and her sisters-in-law Alvine, Laurette and Winnie, and several nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by her sisters Gertrude, Anne, Murielle, Marthe and Germaine, as well as her brothers Fernand, François, Guy and Réjean.
Paryse was a loving and devoted wife and mother who placed a great deal of importance on higher education – her children can attest to that! Before her marriage in 1955, she taught sewing and leatherworking at the St. Joseph Sanatorium in Saint-Basile. In 1976, she enrolled in the bachelor of social work program at the Université de Moncton. She then obtained a master's degree from Dalhousie University. She worked at the Carrefour pour femmes/Crossroads for Women shelter before becoming director of social work internships at the Université de Moncton, where she ended her career.
The family would like to thank the nursing and support staff at the Moncton Residence and the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre for their generosity and dedication.
Due to current health measures, a celebration of life will take place at a later date.
A donation in memory of Paryse can be made to the CHU Dumont Foundation or to an organization in the province that helps women who are victims of violence.
Arrangements entrusted to Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe (857-1901).