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BOYES, Catherine (English)

August 17, 1925 – February 02, 2012

It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of our beautiful mother Catherine. She passed away peacefully with dignity and grace. Survived by her children Bill (Margaret), Mary, Mona Boyes-Lentz (Gordon), Stella Snethlage (Peter), Angela Auger, Michael (Debbie), Jean-Paul (Darlene), and fourteen grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Anna Hambling of Nanton, Ellen McGuire of Calgary and her brother Bill (Mable) English who live in Inuvik, NWT.

Born and raised in Calgary, she attended St. Mary’s Girls School and worked in the oil industry retiring from Total Petroleum in 1986. She loved the mountains and the summers with her family in Radium Hot Springs.

Catherine lived with gentleness, eternal optimism and the gift to see the goodness in everyone. We will miss her strength, courage and ability to make everyone feel special and loved. Rest in peace dear Grandma.

A private family service was held on Monday, February 6, 2012. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Our family would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the staff at Medi-gas in Calgary and if friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Catherine’s name can be made to the Mustard Seed in Calgary or the Alberta Lung Association.

In living memory of Catherine Boyes, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Dear JP and family,

    This is how I remember Catherine….with a huge smile on her face. Her soft voice that would say “OOOOOh Jean Paul!” I am sure that you will all miss her very much. She decided it was time to rest.

    Our prayers are with you!

    Darrin, Lisa and Adriana Witt

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  2. Penny Anklewich :

    I was so saddened to hear of Mom`s passing. It was such a blessing to have known her for so many years. She spoke so very highly of each & everyone of you.Cherish all the beautiful memories!
    God Bless..

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  3. I was a previous manager of the Britannia branch of TD Canada Trust and Catherine was a client of my branch.
    I always enjoyed the conversations I had with Catherine. She was a very gentle and kind person..always thinking of other people.
    Catherine was one of those people who made my work enjoyable amidst the business of the branch. I know she will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
    May she rest in peace.

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  4. Mary and family:

    I am sorry for your loss.

    You have my deep condolences.

    Scott Bryant

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  5. Dave and Jane Kwas :

    We were so sorry to read about your mother. Please know our thoughts are with you. She was a lovely lady (and raised pretty nice kids!)

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  6. Kelle & Grant Hamilton & Family :

    We are truly sorry to hear of Catherine passing on and will always remember her kind words and soft approach in everything she did. She touched many hearts and will continue to be remembered for years to come.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all throughout this time.

    Kelle, Grant and Family

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  7. Maurice & Elizabeth Tarr :

    To our cousins, we just learned of your Mothers passing and were saddened with the news remembering Catherine in the early 1960’s in happy times on our visits to Calgary. It is the passing of an era which we will always have very fond memories of Catherine, God bless her. Maurice & Elizabeth Tarr

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