March 2, 1922 – July 16, 2014
“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it”
Our much loved Dad, grampa, great grampa, uncle, cousin and friend passed away July 16th after a brief illness. Jim was born and raised in Alberta, and attended St. Joseph High School in Edmonton. When war broke out Jim was trained as a navigator, and served in the RAF. When he returned to Edmonton, he married his high school sweetheart, Rachael Costello, and together they raised six children. Jim found a job as a bank teller in Camrose, and thus began an illustrious career with the Royal Bank of Canada that spanned over 30 years. Rachael and Jim moved from a one room boarding house in Camrose to the busy metropolis of Calgary in 1952. Here, together with their kids, they enjoyed many epic adventures. Sadly, Rachael passed away in 1973, just before his retirement from RBC.
As a young retiree he began a second career with Barnwell Canada and he soon met and married Muriel Donnithorne. Jim welcomed her children under his wing. Muriel and Jim enjoyed dining, dancing, travelling the world and many family dinners. They were loving grandparents and great grandparents to their growing family. Jim was a dedicated volunteer at several organizations in Calgary. They had lifelong friends around the world. Muriel passed away in 2011. Jim has resided at the Colonel Belcher Residence where he enjoyed visits from family and friends.
Jim was a renaissance man. He loved his family, his country and the great outdoors. He was highly respected in the business community. He had a deep and unending faith. We are all blessed to have had him in our lives, and his blessings will continue to support us.
Mourning his loss are his children, (Kathleen and Larry Leonard, Anne and Paul Armstrong, Tim Boyle, Howard and Bev Boyle, Mary and Hugh Phelan, Janey and Brian Sondergaard), his step children, (Marcia and Al DeSantis, Jan Donnithorne, Richard and Sonja Donnithorne), his grandchildren, (Patrick, Carmen, Kelly, Colin, Sarah, Steve, Mike, Jeanette, James, Erin, Rich, Chris, Alissa, Meghan, Amanda, Alan, Katie, Doug, Warren, Suzie, Eric, Mandi, Rachel, Nancy, Wendy, Bryan, and Elizabeth) his great grandchildren, (Mikayla, Katrina, Isabella, Kaiya, Jacob, Norah, Noah, Charlie, Sophie, Julia, and William) and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and good friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Holy Name Church (2223 – 34 St. SW) on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Church on Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
In living memory of James Boyle, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences