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 www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
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.Print This Obituary & Condolences