January 28, 1928 – Prince Albert, SK
November 13, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Marie Lucille (Lucille) Boyle nee Turcotte, beloved wife, sister, mother, daughter, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, passed away after a sudden, brief illness on November 13, 2013.
Survived by her husband Lloyd Torfason, her children; Francis (Cheryl), Therese (Denis), Brian, Rod (Loree), Noni (David), Dan (Peggy), Nancy, PJ (Norbert), Patrick (Debra), Michelle (Jim), her stepchildren, Carol (Nick), Lynn (Mike), Lois (Rick), and her grandchildren, Jennifer (Vincent), Ryan (Erin), Rory (Shandee), Christian, Sean, Dan (Stephanie), Zachary, Liam, Joshua, Michael, Jessica, Claire, Zoe, Connor, Megan, Natalija, Seamus, James, Aidan, Joseph; her step-grandchildren, Amanda, Aaron, Brittney, Brennan, Shannon, Andrew, Katie, Greg, and her great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Leo, Avee, Maddie, Odin, Declan, Finn, Freya Lucille, and William Alexander; her sisters Helene Groleau (Ted), and Claudette Novosel (Frank), her brothers-in-law Jack Booth, and Jim Boyle and son-in-law Howard Frotten. She was predeceased by her mother and father Yvonne and Armand Turcotte of Edmonton, her sisters; Simone, Madeleine, and Francoise, and infant brother Raoul, her children; Sean and Shelagh, and her husband Frank Boyle.
Lucille was born January 28th, 1928, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The eldest of six sisters born to Armand & Yvonne Turcotte, she spent her earliest years in Coal Valley, Alberta where her father operated a general store. She continued her education in Edmonton where she met her husband Leo Francis (Frank) Boyle at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. They were married at Saint Joachim Parish, Nov 23rd, 1949. They lived in Edmonton, Regina, and Brandon before settling in Calgary where they raised their twelve children and made many lifelong friendships. Special even among this large circle of dear friends, to mum, were her bridge club ladies, with whom she shared a love of family, cooking, travel and during their 50 year association, their common joys and sorrows.
Many years after the loss of her husband Frank, Lucille started a new chapter of her life when she married a long time family friend, Lloyd Torfason of Calgary. They were active in the Calgary Seniors Ski Club and enjoyed getting together with friends for bridge and fine dining. Lucille’s love of cooking and wonderful style, warmth, and hospitality made our home a centre of love and friendship. Lucille and Lloyd shared an adventurous spirit that took them across the seven seas with many good friends and family.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 – 24th Street S.W.) on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers donations could be made to a special charity of our mother’s, The Mustard Seed, Calgary.
In living memory of Lucille Boyle, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences