Etherona (Snitch) May Boettcher

Passed 01/16/2021

Obituary for Etherona (Snitch) May Boettcher

It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Etherona (Snitch) May Boettcher January 16, 2021 while in Dartmouth General Hospital at the young age of 59.

May was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was creative, she loved crafting, decorating, cooking, going to the cottage, and gardening. She enjoyed spending time with her ladies of the Royal Canadian Legion and her friend Louise. May loved to spend time with her family. In fact— through her sickness she carried her great granddaughter Amiah’s teddy in her arms.

May is survived by her husband Cliff Boettcher which she spent 33 years of life with.

May was the daughter of Etherona Cain (deceased) and Rommie Byers (deceased).

She is survived by siblings Julie, Darlene, Evelyn, Harold, Della, Raymond, Betty (deceased), Romie (deceased), Johnny (deceased).

May had two daughters Evangeline Cain and Talia Cain.

Her grandchildren Destiny and Shataz Cain, Marlo Jr (Lj) Marqelle, and Halo Cain-Hamilton. Great grandchild - Amiah Cain-Graham.

At the time of her passing she was comforted by her loving husband Cliff, daughters Evangeline and Talia, and grandchildren Destiny, Shataz, and Halo.

The family would like to thank the staff of 5 East Dartmouth General Hospital and the Palliative Care Team for the wonderful care they gave our mom.

As per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at a later date.

Tears roll down our face, because we miss you everyday, but we know you're in a better place.

We close our eyes and see your face

Suddenly we feel your love again.

We tried hard not to cry, but the pain we could not hide.

I’m not sure we will ever understand, but we know it is part of God’s plan. Loving you to pieces May— love all your family & friends.

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You were the most amazing woman that I have ever met in my life. You were funny. Smart. Beautiful, and kind. I'm having a hard time accepting the fact that you are gone and I can no longer hear your voice, your laugh, smell your perfume on your skin or hold your hand. I can no longer give you a great big hug and tell you how much I love you. It's been hard without you and you will never be forgotten. I miss and love you so much Nanny. Life feels a little emptier now... but I hope you are resting peacefully. You were the greatest mother and grand mother that any person could ever have. I miss you. I love you so much, Nan. Thank you for everything beautiful 🦋 -Des
- Des
Our condolences Cliff and to your family. Tina and I offer our prayers and thoughts to you all. We have a saying that when a loved one passes all you have to do is look towards the stars. The one that catches your eye is your loved one looking out for you. So sorry brother.
- George O’KEEFE
Hey boo, It's taken me some time to even come on here. We're taking your loss one day at a time, mother just said on Saturday I miss Snitch...all I could say was I know boo I know. We all love you, and miss you. Weekends feel different without you. I am so glad you got to meet Halo. You will always and forever be in our hearts, never to be forgotten. I know you're with nanny & mama watching over us. Love ya boo!
- Fanny Cain
My deepest condolences to you and your family. May was amazing beautiful kind and friendly lady. I used to work with her at SMU. We will miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless... 🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️🌹
- Sherry Nickerson
On behalf of Rev. Dr. Joyce Ross (Interim Pastor), the Ministerial Team, the Deacon's Ministry and the entire Church family at the East Preston United Baptist Church, we would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Etherona May Boettcher. At this time of sorrow, may these truths sustain you.... Etherona will always be as close as a memory, and the God of all comfort will always be as close as a prayer. May the Lord show you His tender mercies, strength and peace in the days and months ahead. May He also surround you with the love and comfort of family and friends and grant you peace. God, Bless You All! Revelation 21:4 "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." With caring thoughts, Ruby Williams, Clerk East Preston United Baptist Church
- Ruby Williams
Cliff, words cannot express the sadness I felt on hearing of the passing of your dear wife, May. I offer you and your family my deepest condolences and please know you are in my thoughts at this difficult time.
- Tony Palmer
Cliff, We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences to you and your family.
- Erik Norman
Cliff and May's family, may wonderful memories of your loved one give you strength and courage during this very difficult time. We met May at the Somme Branch Legion, she was always so friendly and warm, always there to help with every function that went on, always giving. We will miss seeing her. May wonderful memories of your loved one keep a smile on your face. -Betty and Kevin Coward
- Kevin Coward
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Chris Blackstock
- Chris Blackstock
My deepest condolences for you Cliff and the family. She was very special to me and will always be in my heart. RIP May. Your suffering is over.
- Velda Doucette
Cliff and family, please accept our condolences on the loss of your wife. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Take Care.
- Jim Hewitt
My heartfelt condolences. You're in my thoughts.
- Samantha Boorman
My condolences to the family may she RIP
- George DeGrace
Our condolences to your family Cliff . Growing up with Etherona was a privilege and a joy . She was always full of energy and had a great smile . Snitch RIP my class .Mate
- Paul bowden
Sending our deepest condolences from Willy and Judi Wensel
- Judi Wensel
Butch, I am totally shocked. I had no idea May was having health problems. My deepest sympathies to you and you family. May the memories of all those years together leave a smile on your face for the years ahead.
- Ron Cooper
Cliff it's hard to have the right words at a time such as this, our deepest condolences are with you and your family. May will be deeply missed by so many.
- Lars Legaarden
Words cannot describe the pain I feel as I endure the loss of my mother. Mom please know, you were a great mother and your grandchildren adored you. It will be challenging not being able to call you for guidance. Cliff you are a man of honour and we love you.
- Vange
Sincere condolences from Tom and Jean. Tom and Jean Wright
- Tom Wright
Cliff and family, it is with great sadness that I offer you my deepest condolences on the passing of May. I knew May to be a very loving woman with a kind and generous heart. May all your tomorrows be filled of beautiful memories of May.
- Sylvain
Cliff, so sorry to hear of your beautiful wife's passing. My condolences to you and your families. May she be at peace, and you and the families, find comfort in her memory 🙏
- Debbie OReilly
Cliff and family - I am so very sorry to hear of your wife's passing - you are in our thoughts. Sending love and light to you and yours
- RoseAnne OReilly
Cliff so sorry for your loss. You were blessed to have a beautiful life with your beautiful wife. I know your heart is broke but we will get through this together! Sending peace and prayers your way.❤️😇
- Doreen McNamara
Dear Cliff and Family. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. May was such a wonderful, kind and caring person and as difficult as I know it will be, I hope and pray that the wonderful memories that you have made together will help you through this difficult time.
- Paul O'Boyle
To Cliff and family please accept our sincerest condolences as you grieve the passing of your beloved wife. May was one of the most generous and gifted people I have known. Although RCLSomme Branch 31 no longer has a Ladies Auxiliary over the past several years May initiated and organized many events with and for the women of the Somme. She was a caring leader who offered her talents freely to all who followed her through unforgettable times and awesome events! May showed how much one person can positively influence many. To her daughters and grandchildren, her heart was full of love,she spoke of you often and was so happy to share pictures of her grandkids. May you have gone from us too soon but our loss is heaven's gain. Rest In Peace dear friend. Beverley and family
- Beverley Johnson
My sincere condolences to Cliff & the family.Prayers & thoughts are being sent to you in this time of loss.
- John Campbell
It is with a great sadness that I pass on my condolences to you cliff and May's family She was a good person and good friend to when she worked at St Mary's we had a lot of laughs She always knew how to make you feel special and every once in a while she would touch base thru the years on some special occasion I always looked forward to her call I didn't know she was sick Cliff and her family was her world May you Rest In Peace May love your friend Trudy
- Trudy Matthews
Sending my condolences to the family! I lost a cousin, a mom, and a friend🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲 a true black Queen 😥😥😥 your heart was so big! A great mom, wife and friend! Who am I going to call now😥😥😥😥😥😥😥 since 14 you took care of me! I will never forget you🥲🥲🥲🥲🥲 you were the only person in my life that took me in when I had nothing!!!🥲🥲🥲 I salute you😥😥🥲 thanks for leaving the box with my name on it! It brings me a lil peace Vange sending me your blanket from the hospital I will always cherish our memories . Fly High with the angels my Queen!! 💔💔 watch over me
- Doreen McNamara
My deepest condolences to the family and loved ones. My you all feel comfort knowing, you're forever in my heart and always in my thoughts. My you feel know more pain and rest in peace 🙏
- Patsy Negus
My condolences to the family god bless always in our hearts ♥️
- Ronita Quigley

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