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BOYD, Wendy Lee

April 12, 1962 – February 24, 2013

Wendy Lee Boyd (Screen) was born April 12, 1962 in Pincher Creek, Alberta, sadly passing away Saturday, February 24, 2013 in a tragic house fire.

She grew up in Vancouver and Calgary, graduating from Sir Winston Churchill High in 1980. Wendy met the love of her life, Laurence (Laurie) Boyd from Longview, and they married on June 21, 1985 at the church in Heritage Park. Together they raised their two wonderful children, Christopher and Taylor, and the family travelled the world together, living abroad for the past 21 years. Laurie’s job took the family on many adventures while living in Yemen, Colombia, Houston, Oman and Dubai. Wendy would also travel and spend time where Laurie’s work might take him such as Brunei, China, India, Singapore and Russia. She was preparing to move with Laurie to Russia in May. While abroad, Wendy worked at the American School in Dubai, and her passion and ability for fitness drew her into personal training and, more recently, pre-natal Pilates instruction. Wendy was always committed to her children and family in every respect and all those who love her agree that she lived every day of her life to the fullest.

Wendy is survived by and will be greatly missed by her husband, Laurie; her children, Christopher and Taylor; parents Jack and Sheila Screen; father-in-law Laurence (Larry) Boyd; sister Teri Mullen (Brian); brothers Jeff Screen (Carol), and Kevin Screen (Janet); sisters-in-law Christie Boyd, Kathleen Kidd and Mawney Boyd; nieces Hailey (Kyle), Jennifer, Christie, and Laura (Jean Louis); nephews Eric, Bradley, James (Laurie), and Jonathan; and great-nephews Logan and Matthew. Wendy was predeceased by her grandparents Stewart and Mary Caithness, Charlie and Pearl Screen, and her mother-in-law, Joanie Boyd.

A Celebration of Wendy’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Calgary Fire Fighters Burn Treatment Society (www.cfbts.org) or the Children’s Hospital Calgary (www.childrenshospital.ab.ca). Wendy’s family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the neighbors of Evergreen Way, the Calgary Police Department, Calgary Fire Department, West Jet and Air Canada for their compassion and support. A second Celebration of Life will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at a later date.

In living memory of Wendy Boyd a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. To Laurie, Christopher and Taylor. Our sincerest condolences on the loss of Wendy. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Tara, Lloyd, Samantha and Daniel Giles
    St. Aidan’s, Pekisko

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  2. Dave Westhaver :

    Jack and Sheila,
    My thoughts are with you.

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  3. Grad and Cher Girardi :

    Dear Lawrence, Chris and Taylor
    Grad and I send our heartfelt sympathy and prayers at this difficult time for you all. We will remember Wendy as an active and happy women with a love of life. She will be missed by her many friends. Love and Prayers, Grad and Cher Girardi
    Dubai, UAE 1998-2008

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  4. Kevin & Family,
    Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Wendy’s death. We are here to support you and our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
    With sincere sympathy,your friends at Tamarack Valley.

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  5. It is with the greatest sadness that I heard about the passing of Wendy. She was a wonderful person, so full of life and love for everyone, especially her family. I am not even sure of what words to put down at this time. I know that anything I write will not fill the huge void she has left in your hearts. Please accept my heart felt condolences, we are thinking of you Lawrence, Chris and Taylor. I will be praying for the whole family in finding the strength during this time of deep sorrow. Heaven has found another angel. Rest in Peace Wendy.
    Lynn Al-Redha and Family

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  6. Gordie and carol massie :

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss of Wendy. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  7. Jill Vandezande & Shell Canada Purchasing Friends :

    Jack, Sheila, Laurie and family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

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  8. Jack, Sheila and family,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Wendy; I can’t imagine your sorrow at this sad time.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you
    Sue McBride

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  9. Denise Everett (Briggs) :

    Dear Laurie, Christopher and Taylor,

    I was shocked and saddened to hear about the tragic loss of Wendy’s life. I have many fond childhood memories spending time with your family and remember Wendy always having a huge smile on her face. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

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  10. Bob and Debbe Wilson :

    Laurie, Chris, and Taylor,

    No words could ever express how heartbroken we are to hear of Wendy’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of great sadness. Wendy was a larger than life person in many ways…happy, generous, loving, and always putting her family and friends first. Her smile and wonderful spirit will be greatly missed but will live on in all our memories. Love to you all, Debbe & Bob

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  11. Taylor and Family, It is with such shock and sorrow that we offer our sincerest condolences for the loss of your mom. I know what a special person she was to you and your family. May the love and strength of your family & friends help you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Susan, Brittney & Cameron Brooks

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  12. Jill Vandezande & Shell Canada Purchasing Friends :

    Jack, Sheila, Laurie and family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

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  13. Nancy Norris & Lawrie Williams :

    Our thoughts are with your entire extended family at this time. May you find solace in the everlasting bond Wendy created among you.
    Friends of Jack & Sheila

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  14. Louise, Denise & Jason Briggs :

    Laurie, Christopher, Taylor and family members,

    We are so saddened to hear about our dear Wendy. So young, such a beautiful person and so vibrant. We will pray for peace and comfort to help you through the rough times ahead. I am lost for words, but so thankful I got to spend time with all of you a couple of summers ago on the deck. I know she will hook up with Ed and he’ll look after her for you. All our Love and Condolences

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  15. Ronald and Donna Hannaford :

    Wendy was such a special person and she will be truly missed by all who knew her. Ron and Donna regret that we can’t be with you for the celebratio of her life. Please know that our love and prayers are with all of you.
    Ronald and Donna Hannaford.

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  16. Angie Jerry Katie & Nick :

    Dear Laurie, Christopher and Taylor,
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to each of you at this very difficult time. Your entire family welcomed our family with open arms and we will always treasure those times together. Wendy was a beautiful woman and always made me laugh! She had the kindest heart and truly was the most gracious hostess and easy going person I’ve known. Please know our prayers are with you all and wish we could be there for Wendy’s Life celebration~ We will be there in spirit! Thank you for sharing you wife and Mom with so many she made such a difference in so many people’s lives. God Bless and our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Angie Jerry Katie & Nick

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  17. Darren Franklin :

    Laurence and family,
    My deepest condolences at the loss of a wonderful life. Wendy always had my best interests at heart whilst we were in Oman, such was her personality, looking after people’s best intersts and always ensuring everyone was happy. Many fond memories. She was, and still is, a great role model.

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  18. Annette Barrington :

    My thoughts are with your entire family during this very difficult time. I was so sad to hear of Wendy’s passing. Sending you all love and prayers.

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  19. Emilee and Kevin Ahern :

    Dear Laurie, Taylor and Christopher,
    Kevin and I would like to send our condolences at this time to you all and Wendy’s family. Wendy was such a great friend and co-worker. I willl always treasure our time together at ASD and will always appreciate her hard work, her creativeness and most of all her friendship. Kevin and I wish we could be at the memorial and want you to know that you all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Emilee and Kevin

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  20. Peggy and Bob Eccleston :

    Dear Sheila, Jack and family …
    We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences at this very difficult time.
    Peggy, Bob and family

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  21. Larry and Trish Dayment :

    Tragedy brings such shock and sadness. I cannot find words to write that addequatly console. The look on my mother when she heard the news identified tragic understanding. One she could share in such circumstance. We are thinking of you all with deep simpathy. We also celebrate Wendy’s life, her spirit, joy and passion. I pray you all find solice in Wendy’s grace and the gifts her creator gave her.

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  22. Andy Gerber :

    Dear Laurence, Chris and Taylor
    I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to know Wendy. She was a sincerely wonderful and loving woman.
    My thoughts are with you.
    Andy

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  23. The Steinke Family :

    Dear Laurie, Chris & Taylor,

    Our hearts are broken by the loss of a wonderful woman whom you all called wife & mother. Wendy’s smile and laughter will be with us always. We know you will find comfort and solace in all of your wonderful memories. Her strength is in you. We send you our love.

    Louis, Laurie, Caitlin, Jessica & Sam

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  24. Carol-Ann, Paul & Aisling Charlesworth (ex Dubai) :

    We are lost for words to express the sadness we feel at Wendy’s passing. She was a beautiful person inside and out and will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you all.
    Carol-Ann, Paul, Aisling Charlesworth
    Perth, Australia

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  25. Patricia and Kevin Talbot :

    Dear Laurie, Chris, and Taylor,
    Our hearts grieve with yours many miles away. We will remember our times together with friends in Dubai. We pray that you are comforted through Wendy’s wonderful love and lasting memories. May God give you His peace and comfort in your time of need.
    Kevin, Patricia, Zach, Mallory and Kaleb Talbot

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  26. Heather (Robertson) McPhie :

    Dear Laurie, Chris and Taylor,
    All the words in the world don’t seem adequate to express how sad and heartbroken we are for you. Lockie and I will be with in spirit on Saturday and Sunday as you say goodbye. You are in our thoughts and prayers always.
    Heather and Lockie

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  27. Elise Glans :

    Dear Sheila, Jack and Teri, I am so sorry about the loss of your beautiful daughter and sister.
    In deepest sympathy, Elise Glans

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  28. Barb Caldow (Irving) :

    An old family friend, who spent many happy days on your parents wonderful ranch. So sad for your loss Laurie, will keep praying for the Lord to keep you and your children in the palm of his hand during this time.
    Lovingly, Barbie Irving and family

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  29. Brigitte & Ibrahim Barghout :

    Dear Laurie, Chris and Taylor,
    No words can express the sadness we feel for your loss. Wendy was such a beautiful woman and touched many in her short life with us. May you always keep her beautiful memory in your hearts.
    With Love and prayers, Brigitte & Ibrahim

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  30. Liz Ashton and Carl Eriksen :

    We were so very sad to hear the news of Wendy’s untimely death. Wendy was a wonderful, warm and fun-loving person to be around. We will miss her greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Liz and Carl

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  31. Eric & Irina Stephen :

    Laurence, As a former work mate I and my wife are so saddened to hear your devastating news about Wendy. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
    Eric Stephen

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  32. Michelle Rainey & Joe Rainey :

    Wendy you will be missed by all. Always had a beautiful smile on your face. It is so heartbreaking that your life was cut short. It is so hard to express the sadness. God bless you Wendy and your family.

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  33. Daira Vida Mogi :

    My deepest condolence to Madam Wendy’s family, I’ve been praying for you and your family and I’m sending you so much love and light. I’ll treasure and keep all the special memories of you in my heart. I’m going to miss you so much and I love you with all my heart. Thank you so much for everything.
    Daira & Jeff, Simon

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  34. Bensaid family :

    Twenty years ago a young family moved to Yemen. I had never been out of the country. Your family and mainly my friend Wendy taught me a lesson that I carry in my heart to this day. Wendy taught me to enjoy life, love all people and live every adventure. She changed my life and I will honour her memory. Our prayers are with your sweet family.
    Terri , Faycel, Noelle, Zach and Sarakate

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  35. Louise & Jerry Dunn :

    Wendy, you will be missed by all. I will always remember the laughs and good times. My heartfelt wishes go to your family. Gone to soon Wendy.

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  36. The Larson Family :

    Dear Laurie, Chris and Taylor,
    We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the tragic circumstances that took Wendy away from all of you, too soon. Wendy lived her life as an example to all of us, to embrace every day, and to love unconditionally. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by the many friends she made around the world. We have all been blessed by having known Her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.
    Sending our love, Sally, Bob, Danielle & Alisha

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  37. Stephenie Keffer :

    Dear Laurie,
    My sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to you Laurie. Wendy was such an inspiration of joy and happiness to me. I will remember her always. May she rest in peace with her Father.
    Love, Bill & Stephenie Keffer

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  38. Michael Duncan :

    The sad news of Wendy’s accident has just reached me from Calgary and I am having difficulty in taking it in. I realize similar shock waves will be washing through the extended family and your wide circle of friends. My thoughts and heart-felt condolences are with you, Laurie, Chris and Taylor. Michael

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  39. Romero family :

    It has been many years since we saw you in Dubai, but your smile will not be forgotten. Sadly you were taken way too soon. Condolences to your family.
    Cindy, Randy, Justin and Johnny Romero

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  40. Bill and Teresa Denney :

    Our prayers are with your family during this very tragic and sad time. Wendy was a woman full of life and hers ended too soon. May God comfort you during this time.
    Bill and Teresa Denney

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  41. Myriam and Glenn Klein :

    We are very saddened by Wendy’s demise, please accept our most heartfelt condolences. Wendy will be greatly missed, our thoughts are always with you. So very sorry for your loss. She will always live on in our memories and hearts.
    The Klein Family

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  42. Green family March 2nd, 2013, 9:30pm :

    I haven’t seen Wendy since I was in Dubai. I couldn’t believe the news of her passing in such a tragic accident. I will always remember Wendy’s vibrant smile and dancing eyes. We send our condolences and prayers to the family.
    Gayla, Jennifer, and Will Green

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  43. Coco Makhzoumi :

    Our hearts sank as we heard the news about Wendy. She will be missed by so many and left us way to soon. I personally have such wonderful memories with her in Dubai that I will always treasure. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. Our prayers are with her family as they go through this very difficult time.

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  44. Laurence,
    I am sorry to hear about the tragic news. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    Tim Kelley

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  45. Nancy Turner :

    We extend our condolences to your family on the loss of your beautiful Wendy. We remember the old days on our street and how much fun and friendship we all shared.
    From the Turners

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  46. Terry and Margaret Plomske :

    Dear Jack and Sheila,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.
    Terry and Margaret Plomske

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  47. Jan Williams Henderson :

    Dear Cousins Laurie, Kathleen, Mawny and Christie,
    Although it’s been many years since we have seen each other, I was so terribly shocked and saddened to hear of Wendy’s tragic death. I can’t imagine what you’re all going through now but wish to express my deepest condolences to you and your families. I will never forget the times we shared together at your Longview ranch and our Sylvan Lake cabin.
    Love, Jan

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  48. Arun & Shaila Karle :

    Dear Laurence,
    We are very sorry to hear this sad news. You and the rest of your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please take care in this very difficult time.
    Sincerely, Arun & Shaila Karle

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  49. Tammy Dadosky :

    My heartfelt condolences to the family. Wendy was well regarded at ASD and she will forever be missed. Thinking of you all.

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  50. Louie Talerico :

    Dear Laurie, Chris, Taylor and Family Members,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May the peace that comes from the memories of love, comfort you in the days ahead. My heart is with you all in this time of sorrow.

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  51. Catherine (Williams) Johns :

    Dear Laurie, Kathleen, Mawny and Christie,
    Please accept my sincere condolences and sympathy during this difficult time. I still have vivid memories of the excitement of visiting your ranch and meeting your family, even though I was very young at the time. My thoughts are with you all.
    Cathy (Williams) Johns

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  52. kelly kingsford :

    Dear Laurie and family, we were so saddened to hear of the tragic loss of Wendy. Can’t imagine how difficult it is for all of you, our thoughts are with you at this sad celebration of a life cut far too short.
    Love, Rob and Kelly

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  53. Dear Laurie and family

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Wendy. Our family sends our best wishes and know that you are in our prayers.

    Jay and Lucy, Donald and Shan

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  54. Kerri and Tim Schneider :

    Laurie, Chris, Taylor and Family,

    Our hearts and prayers go out to your family during this unimaginable time. We have wonderful memories of our time in Dubai, and the welcoming smile Wendy always carried with her making any stranger feel welcome. May those wonderful memories, faith, and the closeness of family and friends help heal your pain in the coming months and years. Wendy’s spirit lives on in all of us, and she is a beautiful Angel among us. Our deepest sympathy.
    Kerri, Tim, Jordan, Justin & Jarett Schneider.

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  55. My condolences to you and your family. My family know Jack and Sheila through my dad at Dreamview Village. My dad Tom Norris is currently in Palm Springs.

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  56. Melanie Stockwell :

    Christopher and Taylor,
    May memories of your mom’s scintillating smile, deep devotion and enduring love keep you strong now and remain with you. Wendy, simply, was a lovely lady.
    Melanie Stockwell (formerly ASD)

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  57. Hilda Lahlali :

    My condolences to you and your family. Wendy was a lovely person and a joy to work with at the American School in Dubai. She always had a smile on her face and she loved the students. She will be greatly missed. May her memories and her love for you, her family, give you comfort.
    Hilda Lahlali

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  58. Laurence,

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful wife. My heart goes out to you and your family in this time of grief. Our prayers are with you all.
    Sincerest condolences, Sheri

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