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A memorial service for the late Christine Ann Doyle, 76, Whiteside, Richmond County, was held August 3 in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home with Father Duncan MacIsaac officiating. Funeral mass and burial from St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Whiteside will be at a later date.

Mrs. Doyle died July 28, 2019, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston.

Born April 17, 1943, in Deep Dale, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (MacEachen) Smith. She was employed as a teacher and then a professional cook, retiring in 2010. She also dedicated time to fundraising for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award by Premier John Savage. She enjoyed painting, which she first started in 1977 while taking art classes.

She is survived by six children, Edna Jane Doyle (Michael Marryatt), Port Hawkesbury; Joan Doyle (Tammy Doucette), Charlottetown; Joseph Doyle (Dr. Sophie Hubert), Halifax;  Natasha Senuk (Lance Senuk), Port Hawkesbury; Carmie Doyle (Cyril Roach), Evanston; Sonya Jesso (Charles Jesso), Port Hawkesbury; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Juston Ryan (Cortni Engler) (father John Ryan), Fort McMurray; Garett (Kristine Landry), Fort McMurray; Adam (Dakota Conrad), Keighan and Carissa (father Kevin Dorton), Port Hawkesbury; Euan, Aiden, Alex and Jeanne (Joseph Doyle – Dr. Sophie Hubert), Halifax; Brittany France; Campbell Young and Caden Jesso, Port Hawkesbury; James, Alex and Caitlyn Landry (father Scott Landry), Evanston; Baby Roach (father Cyril Roach), Evanston; Xavier Doyle, Fort McMurray; Aubree Doyle, Port Hawkesbury; Londyn Ryan, Fort McMurray; four siblings, Angus Smith (Pauline), Collie Smith, Donald James Smith, Karen Gillies; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Peggy Leonard, Gloria McNamara (Paul), Hughie John MacDonald (Levine), Tina Marinich (Richard); many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Joseph Doyle; grandson, James Ryan.

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