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Boutilier; Granville Leroy

Posted By Obits On March 15, 2021 @ 5:25 pm In Obituaries | 39 Comments


BOUTILIER – Granville Leroy, 78, , “Mayor of Albany New, Queens County”, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 14th, 2021 with his family by his side in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.
Born in Caledonia, Granville was a son of the late Burrell and Ernestine (Kempton) Boutilier.
Granville was a respected employee of Whebby’s Construction for 25 years where he was affectionately known as “Cooter”. He raised his family in Dartmouth before moving back to his beloved Albany New. Granville will be greatly missed by the many friends he hosted at the Albany New Rec Centre.
He is survived by his three daughters Jacqueline (Gary) Burke and Wanda (John) Whitlock, both of Dartmouth and Lyrisa Boutilier of Albany New; grandchildren Amanda, Shawn, Shana, Michael and Corey; great grandchildren Tristan, Emma Mason and Clay; sisters Barbara Weagle of Middleton and Leora (Bill) Cavanagh of Wileville; brother Vincent (Nancy) of Ottawa, On.
Besides his parents Granville was predeceased by his wife Donna (Wamboldt).
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS.
A private family memorial service will take place at a later date. No flowers by request, donations may be made to Queens General Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice. . Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com. A big thank you to the staff at Queens General Hospital particularly on the Medical floor.

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Condolence from John Webber on March 15th, 2021 7:15 pm

It is with great sadness that I learned of Granville’s passing. He was a good man.
My sincere condolences to all of Granville’s family, and, also to his many friends. I was so fortunate to be able to see him last October while I was in NS. Memories, over the years, that will last me for the remainder.
You’re all in my thoughts !
Rest in Peace, Granville Boutilier. Heaven is a better place today.
Everybody be safe!

John Webber
Winterton NL

Condolence from Nancy Carroll on March 15th, 2021 8:27 pm

Thoughts and prayers are with everyone. He will be missed a lot. We Have lots of fun memories of the Mayor and great times in the Albany new Rec centre. Loved stopping in for a cold one and lots of laughs. He welcomed us with open arms and big hugs. I used to visit when Shelley gave him his hair cut. I always told him he looked 20 years younger and we always got a big smile from him. Hugs to all and cheers n heaven Granville. Love yas. Nancy and Larry Carroll (Freddie’s sister)

Condolence from Heather Fader on March 15th, 2021 8:29 pm

Granville – you were one of my Dad’s best friends. The great times you shared back Albany New from sitting in your garage chatting with friends, young and old, to Dad’s camp and all the antics and adventures in between. The stories told, laughs, drinks, memories made – you were a big part of my Dad’s camp life. I hope you are having a good chat with Lori with drinks in hand. To Granville’s family – my heart goes out to you all at this sad time. He was a great man and will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. .

Condolence from Terry &Sheila DeLong on March 15th, 2021 8:30 pm

Known Granville for a very long time. There’s not enough space to describe him. To know him was to love him. Our condolences to his family. RIP Granville you deserve it.

Condolence from Karen Beliveau on March 15th, 2021 9:05 pm

Leora and family.
Hard to lose a brother . . may all the memories through the years bring you comfort and perhaps a smile or two.

Condolence from Raymond & Elaine Kempton on March 15th, 2021 9:09 pm

Sincere sympathy to Granville’s family. So sorry for your loss.
RIP Granville.

Condolence from Bronwyn L Boutilier on March 16th, 2021 12:58 am

To *Big G* (My Uncle Granville)
You are my favourite person. We shared a bond unmatched. I have countless wonderful memories. You enriched my life in many ways and I hope I did the same for you. We spent a lot of time together whether it was supper at Grammie’s, road trips, driving to Bridgewater to pick up chicks ( birds not women ), exhibition, going out for lunch, gardening, splitting wood, shopping, 4 wheeling, racing, stopping by the house at 4am in need of a tow, waiting 7 hours at the airport because my plane was delayed, pulling my Mustang from the river, sharing secrets, letters, phone conversations, texting one way, travelling to Stewiacke to pick up my beloved dog Bailey, taking care of Grammie, hunting, camp fun, Election Day in Albany New, parties, many late nights, reading, going through old photo albums, watching tv ( I am the queen of Wheel of Fortune but you are the king of Jeopardy!), or just a good old conversation in the garage where we got real about life. We could talk about anything. You were the greatest friend anyone could ever ask for. You welcomed my dogs and my friends. You always told me straight and never judged me. You said you were proud of me and I feel the exact same way. I’m honoured that you are my uncle. I’ll never forget our special day when you took me to Boutilier’s Point. Thank you for introducing me the most amazing lake up the Mersey Road and so many fantastic spots along the way. Thank you for showing me what unconditional love is. Thank you for caring. Thank you for teaching me lessons. Thank you for being you. I’ve never known someone with as many friends as you have. You were majestic. Strong, open-minded, genuine, witty and stubborn. Definitely set in your ways. I’m sorry Bailey killed your chickens. I know you were mad but you still didn’t take it out on us. You would drive us home each night to make sure we were safe. You would cut the grass, bring water when the well went dry, stop by for dinner (although I was only 16 and made mini pizzas in the microwave!). So many memories that I will cherish always. I’m very fond of you and proud to call you my Uncle. I will truly miss you. Your bright blue eyes, your contagious laugh. Your hugs. Your vital force. I’m sorry I wasn’t there to give you the kiss on your cheek that you asked for when you departed. Maybe one day we will meet again and I can fulfill that promise.

Your sweetie,
(Nieces are nice 🙂

Condolence from Chris Gallagher, Jeannette Gallagher on March 16th, 2021 8:44 am

My deepest sympathy to all Granville’s family. He was one of my closest friends and I will miss him terribly. Rest peacefully my friend.

Condolence from Patsy&Arthur Conrad on March 16th, 2021 8:52 am

To Leora and family,have known Granville for ever,used to spend a lot of time with Donna and him when they lived in Caledonia years ago,i will sure miss seeing him around.R.I.P. my freind.Keep his memories close to your heart.

Condolence from Bert Lawrence on March 16th, 2021 9:53 am

Many good times in Albany New

Condolence from Suzanne (Carver) Frail on March 16th, 2021 9:54 am

Sincere sympathy to Granville’s family. So sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Lorraine Hadley on March 16th, 2021 10:15 am

To all of Granville’s family, we send our sincere condolences. Granville was a pillar of Albany New, and a dear friend who frequented “Stark’s Hunting Lodge.” He will be sadly missed by us, and many more..

Burton Stark and Lorraine Hadley

Condolence from DARRELL &MELODIE DAVIS on March 16th, 2021 10:53 am

Yes, Granville will be missed. My hubby always made sure to visit Granville’s when he was at camp, in Northfield. I also sat a good many times in the “community hall”. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Boutilier Family and the community at large who enjoyed the company and companionship of this great fella’!
Darrell and Melodie Davis

Condolence from Bruce Nelson DeLong on March 16th, 2021 11:03 am

A close friend. Will certainly be missed. Had many good times together.

Condolence from Fausen Johnson on March 16th, 2021 11:31 am

It will be strange to come to Albany New and not see you now Granville! Where will I fill up my water jugs, have a beer and get caught up on all the news of North Queens? You were not only the Mayor of Albany New but a friend and mentor! Rest In Peace my Friend!

Condolence from Pam on March 16th, 2021 11:35 am

To all the girls
My heart is broken. I am so sorry for your loss.
Granville & I shared many good times at moms.
He was a good man who will be missed by many.

Pam Fancy

Condolence from Glenetta Anthony on March 16th, 2021 11:51 am

Have known Granville all his life. to know him and his family is a pleasure. I will surely miss him. My regards to Lessia.

Condolence from Brain Wamboldt and Peter Fancy on March 16th, 2021 1:03 pm

Our condolences to Granville’s family. Lots of fun memories,always a pleasure to talk with.

Condolence from john r. Maddox on March 16th, 2021 1:19 pm

Leora and family. Sorry to hear of your brothers passing. My deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to you all. John Maddox, Bridgewater.

Condolence from Roger wilcox on March 16th, 2021 2:53 pm

Condolences from Roger Wilcox to Granville’s family.
The Mayor’s shop was always the first stop on route to the Fader camp. You witnessed and felt the simplicity of life through the conversations usually with a cool one with Granville and others. A land mark that will be missed to say the least. Rest In Peace Granville.

Condolence from Belinda Wentzell Delong on March 16th, 2021 4:06 pm

To Granville’s Family,also his sisters Barb and Leora,brother Vincent and their families,so sorry to read of your great loss,May he be R.I.P. He was a very nice and friendly man.God Rest Him.

Condolence from paulhennigar1@gmail.com on March 16th, 2021 8:47 pm

I first met Granville about 55 years ago when I would visiting Bruce Delong. These short meeting lasted about 2 to 3 days each year but I don’t think I missed more then a year or two over these 55 years I enjoyed his stories his laughter and all the things most of you remember about him. I did not know him as well as many of you did but I will truly miss him. Rest in peace Granville/

Condolence from gloria aulenback and on March 16th, 2021 9:05 pm

gloria aulenback
march 16,at 8:57 pm

to leora and family, so sorry to hear of your brothers passing. my thoughts and
prayers are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Gerry McLellan on March 17th, 2021 9:01 am

I worked with Granville “Cooter” at Whebby’s for many years. His favorite tools were a big hammer and a cutting torch. Granville was liked by all who knew him . He will be missed.

Condolence from Glen and Peggy Rhodenizer on March 17th, 2021 9:18 am


Barbara ,Leora and all Granville’s family.
Was so sad of Granville’s passing.Our deepest sympathy’ to all.
Warm memories of Granville forever.
RIP Granville

Condolence from George JuneThompson on March 17th, 2021 10:07 am

Sending our sympathies to all of the family but especially to his sister Barbara Weagle with whom we have been friends with for many years.Our thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Ken dicks on March 17th, 2021 10:08 am

Sorry for your loss .he was a good friend and will miss him.

Condolence from Diane on March 17th, 2021 10:33 am

To Granville’s family, our deepest sympathy. My husband knew Granville longer than I did. I met Granville when he lived in Westfield and Glen and I bought our first home from him in Westfield. He was a good friend to us. He will be missed.

Condolence from Audrey Pearle on March 17th, 2021 11:08 am

Sincere condolences to all of Granville’s family. Just met him once but could talk to him as if I had known him for years Have been friends with his sister Barbara for years and I know she will miss him very much.

Condolence from Marcia Morash and Family on March 17th, 2021 3:51 pm

So sorry to hear of Granville’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Rhonda Hudlin Marszalek on March 17th, 2021 7:15 pm

I have known Granville all my life,He was such a goid man and I enjoyed his friendship,RIP my dear friend…Condolences to all of his family!!
❤..you will never be forgotten…

Condolence from Charles and Sandra Powers on March 17th, 2021 8:37 pm

Granville will be very much missed in Albany New. He was a great neighbour and local historian. We have great memories of gatherings at the Rec Centre and his many stories. Our deepest condolences to all the Boutilier family. Rest In Peace Granville.

Condolence from Buzz and Greer on March 17th, 2021 9:28 pm

Granvilles sense of humour and lots of stories drew many of us to his garage over the years.His passing is such a sad loss for everyone. We will truly miss our friend.

Condolence from Jeannette Lewis on March 18th, 2021 11:25 am

My thoughts and Prayers go out to Granvilles families and friends.He will be missed by all who knew him.

My condolence Jeannette Lewis

Condolence from Stephen Webber on March 18th, 2021 6:43 pm

I have no words to express my sadness at the loss of Granville.
I thank him for his kindness and the times we shared over the years.
I can’t recall a time when a visit with Granville did not induce a smile and laughter.
The world is a lesser place without him but I take some solace in knowing that Heaven is improved by his presence.

Rest In Peace.

With abiding respect and affection.
Stephen Webber
Salt Lake City

Condolence from Terry Pearson on March 20th, 2021 9:04 am

Always a smile, always a helping hand. That was Granville.
Robert Fader and I own land northeast of Granville’s place. When we’d arrive for a stay at our camp, it was standard procedure to stop at Granville’s shop and visit. Always a blue haze, and often a beer on the go. Granville truly liked his friends and enjoyed their company. We shall miss him. The mayor of Albany New has departed; long live the mayor!

Condolence from Craig on March 20th, 2021 10:54 am

What started out as a drop in to the rec centre to say hello quickly turned into many years of friendship and shenanigans. Granville certainly lived up to his title as Mayor of Albany. He was always there to lend a helping hand, ‘share’ a bottle of rum, and partake in many a fun occasion.
I’ll miss his love/hatred of the Blue Jays, his stubbornness when arguing with Dad, and his infectious laugh.
He was a great guy, and Albany New will not be the same without him.
Condolences to the girls and family.
I hope you keep the radio playing and a few bottles of Blue and Camano in the fridge.

Condolence from Linda Pearson on March 23rd, 2021 11:29 am

Camp will never be the same. Granville and I were in high school together but the days at camp introduced me to a much different Granville and I will cherish the memories. There was so much of him below the surface. Family and friends were so important to Granville, especially his girls. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss.
Linda (Fader) Pearson

Condolence from Iona Charlton on March 28th, 2021 8:37 pm

Leora, so sorry to hear of your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

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