November 18, 1925 – June 9, 2010
Hugh Boyle passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Chinook Hospice in Calgary on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, three weeks after the passing of Sarah, his beloved wife of sixty years.
Hugh was born in Paisley, Scotland in 1925. He served with the Scottish Regiment “The Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders” in Europe during WWII. After serving his country, he returned to Scotland. In 1950, he married Sarah and raised five children. They later immigrated to Salisbury, Rhodesia where they spent nine years. In 1979, they settled in Calgary where they enjoyed thirty-one beautiful years watching their family grow.
Hughie was a gentle man whose patience and temperament shone throughout his wonderful life. He was dedicated to his family and was always ready with a smile and a kind word. No project was too big or too small for Hughie to tackle and he was always willing to help whenever called upon. If it was broken, Hughie would fix it; if it needed to be built, Hughie would build it.
Hugh is survived by his loving family; daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and Douglas; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Raymond and Roslyn, Grahame, Stephen, and David and Terry; twelve grandchildren, Gavin (Denise), Colin (Leah), Trisha (Paul), Christopher, Kat, Malcolm, Lauren, Tara, Julia, Emily, Isaac, and Nathan; one great-granddaughter Katie; sister Jane and brother Joseph of Scotland; and numerous extended family. Hugh was predeceased by his wife Sarah, his brothers, sisters, and daughter-in-law Moira.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 – 24th Street S.W.) on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Chinook Hospice, 1261 Glenmore Trail S.W. Calgary, AB, T2V 4Y8 Telephone: (403) 258-0040.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Center, Dr. Manderson and his staff, Unit 73 at the Rockyview General Hospital and the staff at the Chinook Hospice for the care given to Hugh.
In living memory of Hugh Boyle, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences