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BOYLE, John Michael (Mickey)

April 3, 1937 – Brandon, Manitoba
March 29, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Mickey Boyle, beloved husband of Rita Boyle, of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the age of 76 years.

Mickey was born on April 3, 1937, in Brandon, Manitoba, to Cornelius Robert (Neil) Boyle and Mary May Queen Victoria (Queenie) Ryder Boyle. Mickey and Rita Boyle met and began building their lives together as bankers with TD Bank. Their love of nature was quickly passed on to their children over many happy weekends and holidays spent camping and fishing together. As a young couple, Mickey and Rita began volunteering with local Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs, and Mickey’s involvement with Kin soon became a life-long passion that filled his life with joy and purpose. He was elected to every role possible at the Club and district level, receiving numerous awards. As a Kin historian, his breadth of knowledge has been a valued resource. One of his proudest moments was when he was honoured with Kin’s Life Membership. Mickey later went on to work for the Credit Union, before becoming one of Canada Revenue Agency’s most productive Benefits Auditors. Upon his retirement in 2002, and through his work with the Kinsmen on the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, Mickey found his niche as a handyman/mail clerk with Stride Management (charitable lotto organizer). He has touched countless lives through his caring, enthusiastic volunteer work with Kin, Calgary Stampede, Alberta Children’s Hospital, STARS, and many other organizations, where he has provided strength and hope to so many people during times of need. His legacy of volunteerism lives on, and he will be sadly missed by his own family and by his extended Kin Family from coast to coast.

He was predeceased by his parents, and is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Rita; daughters Lee and Suzanne; son, Robert (Kristie); sister, Mary Louise (Bill) Leverington, and their children, Michael, David (Staci), and Colleen (Sanjay) Acharya.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church (835 Northmount Drive N.W.) on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be held at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church (835 Northmount Drive N.W.) on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to share the spirit by donating to the Calgary Zoological Society, Kin Canada Foundation, and/or Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of John Boyle, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Brent and Pat Bisson :

    Rita, Lee, Suzanne, and Robert:
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts are with all of you during this time of sadness. Mickey will be missed not only by you but many thousands of others he met and helped through his service to Kin and the greater community. He was a tireless worker and a great friend.
    Unfortunately we are still in Arizona and will not be able to attend the service; but our hearts will be with you.

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  2. Wayne Jacques :

    I personally want to send my condolences to his wife and family.

    The family of Kin will dearly miss Mickey. He was a great friend and an inspiring figure in our community.

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  3. Brian Wheeler :

    My heartfelt condolences to the Boyle family, and to the Family of Kin. A Great man has left this earth, but his legacy, and the inspiration that he promoted among us will allow Mickey to live forever.
    You were an incredible person Mickey, and one heck of a friend. It’s an honour to know you.

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  4. LeAnne & Doug Christiansen :

    Our deepest sympathies to the Boyle family for your loss. Mickey touched the lives of so many. We weren’t part of his family, however, we were part and will continue to be his Kin family for many years to come. He’s a true dear friend and mentor to us and to so many others. We grieve for you all. Our friend Mickey will truly be missed. I, (LeAnne), will dearly miss his greeting and seeing his smiling face, his open arms for that warm hug with the words “how’s my newfie girl”. He was truly an inspiration to us all and we’re committed to carry on his passion. – LeAnne & Doug Christiansen

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  5. Michael McGrattan :

    Mickey became such a wonderful part of the Peterborough Kinsmen family as he arrived and became a defacto part of our 2012 Convention team. His experience and his friendly, warm and fun loving approach to everything helped us enjoy the experience of hosting Kin that much more. Mickey set a high standard for service to his fellow man and his example will never be forgotten by his friends in Peterborough – on behalf of the entire club our sincere condolences deepest sympathies to Mickey’s family and friends.. Mickey, “sorry to part”……. you’re most certainly “the finest in the land”. – Michael McGrattan

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  6. Bing Runquist :

    Rita, Lee, Suzanne, & Rob… my sincere condolences on your loss. Your “Mick” was one of the great ones in the Family of Kin and he will be missed from coast to coast,.. Bing

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  7. Sean Thompson :

    Deepest sympathies to the Boyle Family at this time of loss, Mickey epitomized the meaning of Kin and changed lives. He truly lived a life to celebrate and his legacy will continue through the people he loved…

    He is a Kinsman

    “He is a Kinsman,” let it be
    A mark of true nobility;
    A badge that all are proud to wear,
    An honoured name that none would dare
    To taint with word or action less
    Than honesty and goodliness.

    “He is a Kinsman,” let it stand
    For those who love their native land;
    For strong Canadians free and true
    Who Vision mighty tasks to do
    To weld and build the true North zone
    By resident brain and strength alone.

    “He is a Kinsman,” let it mean
    That he has sensed and he has seen
    The depths of misery and pain
    Around him, and his duty plain –
    He’ll strive some health and help to bring
    The needy and those suffering.

    “He is a Kinsman,” let it lend
    Conviction to the name of “friend”
    Let heart reach out to heart to find
    That mind has linked itself with mind;
    Let comradeship so weld the tie
    That Kinsmanship will never die.

    Rest in Peace Kin Life Member Mickey.

    Past National President Sean Thompson

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  8. Brenda & Wade Dooley :

    Our deepest sympathies. Mickey passing has left a huge hole in the Kin association. He will be missed by all.

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  9. Jim & Bunnie Meehan :

    Rita and family,
    Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family. We just arrived back from a vacation on Wed. night and are sorry we were unable to attend Mickey’s prayers and funeral. We first met Mickey when I joined Kinsmen in Lethbridge and Mickey would commute from Cardston to attend meetings. He was a unique guy and served his community well; he will be missed.

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  10. Rita & family,
    I have just heard of Mickey’s passing. Please accept my condolences.
    I worked with Mickey for many years with (then) RCT. I have many fond memories of our ‘out of town road trips’ and sharing thoughts on many files. He was a talented man, dedicated to his family, his community and his work. In jest, we fondly called him ‘Special Agent Boyle’. I will miss him.

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