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Remembering Mary Burlie: The Black Angel of Boyle Street

Huddled around my small office at the Boyle Street Community Centre, the Burlie Family exchanged hellos with Martin Daniels, one of our long-term community members. I had told Martin about the special guests I was expecting and he couldn’t help but give them a Boyle Street welcome. Grinning through the gap in his teeth, he leaned into the room and shouted, “Welcome to the Boyle Street Co-op! I hope you enjoy your time here!”


Background and Early Life