Barbara A. Boyke
Passed away peacefully on August 11, 2021, at the age of 79. Barbara was born on September 19, 1941 in Detroit Michigan. Barbara was a resident of Livonia for 55 years and was the former owner and operator of Tiny Tots day care for 25 years. Barbara was preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Boyke (Sova) sister, Lynn Brown (Dale), and brother’s Harold (Jane) and Michael (Chris). She is survived by a sister, Patricia (James) Bryan, 15 nieces and nephews, 8 great nieces and nephews and 18 great great nieces and nephews. She leaves behind many loving extended family members and friends. Barb was a sixteen-year pancreatic cancer survivor and her doctor called every year to congratulate her on her continued and remarkable recovery. Barb was a selfless individual who lived her life as a profound giver to others. Barb’s legacy includes an unending compassion for her loving guidance to the many infants and children in her care, her compassionate care to her elderly mother and Aunt Alma and her many friends that she helped to get through the hurdles in life. She is lovingly known as “our other mother” to the children of her best friend, Anita Perrine (deceased), for Barb’s impactful role in their lives.
Donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: https://www.pancan.org
Visitation will take place
Sunday, August 15, 2021
4:00pm until 7:00pm
Fred Wood Funeral Home
36100 Five Mile Road Livonia, Michigan 48154
The funeral will be held
Monday, August 16, 2021
Instate 10:00am ~ Mass 10:30am
St. Edith Catholic Church
15089 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, MI 48154
The family strongly recommends wearing a mask during visitation and funeral services for Ms. Barbara Boyke.
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