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Zoyla Blanca Leon McNulty

September 29, 2023


January 2, 1926 - September 29, 2023

In loving memory ~

Born in Pullo, Ayacucho Peru. She finished grade 11 and 12 in one year and started nursing school at 16. At 28 she became Head Nurse of the Lima Naval Hospital.

In 1957 she married Jim McNulty and became stepmother to Wayne and mother to Wyatt (Marlene) and Kelly (Martin). Grandmother to Cheymus. A Canadian by choice. A caring and loving sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. A vivacious character and true Leona (Lioness). Lived in Ontario, Haiti and settled in Langford in 1963. Nurse at St Anthonys Priory. President of Latin American Cultural Assn. Spanish teacher, Spanish translator. Volunteer at CNIB, St Vincents, Victoria Hospitals, Seniors Serving Seniors, Ladies Auxiliary, and PTA's. A devoted Catholic. Friend to SO many of all ages and backgrounds. She was social and kept her mind active.

She passed peacefully with dignity and grace at home, as she wished. She will be missed and made a great impression on all she met. Many thanks to the home healthcare teams. Zoyla was a favourite of many. She loved her life and the people in it, as we loved her too. Her legacy is we all need to take good care of ourselves and each other, particularly our health.

On Saturday, November 18 a Catholic Mass at The Lady Star of the Sea at 1:00 p.m. and a reception at the Six Mile House at 3:00 p.m. Please come with your memories of Zoyla.