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BOYLE, Marie Lucille

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 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.

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  1. A wonderful lady with the biggest heart and open arms…will be sadly missed. Much love to the families….

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  2. My deepest sympathy, Terry and family, for the loss of your mother and may providence give your strength in these trying times. –Araya

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  3. Jolita Krumins-Horvat and Frank Horvat :

    To all of you, our heartfelt sympathy and love at this extremely sad time. What a powerhouse of a woman Lucille was, so kind, wise, strong and loving. With sincere condolences from the Krumins Family in Toronto.

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  4. Joseph Mc Ilhargey :

    Dear Boyle Clan,
    Around 50 years ago, the Boyle’s move right across the street in Southwood in Calgary. We noticed lots of kids. Mr. Boyle was for me a big guy who was friendly and warm as a bear and Mrs. Boyle was a small lovely Mom, who seemed to have everything under control. It was the beginning of a life time friendship between the two families. Even then Mrs. Boyle was in the middle of it all but for me she always had time to visit. She was truly a super hostess for family and friends. Mrs. Boyle always had a warm home.
    There are many stories of Mrs. Boyle but I wish to only tell two.
    Over the years after midnight Mass, all the Boyles and friends of the family would gather together to celebrate Christmas. Mrs. Boyle made the best Meat French Pies even which would warm the tummies of all and in this home the heart would stay warm a life time.
    Three decades ago I left to live in Germany. But even far away Mrs. Boyle did not forget me. Mrs. Boyle would send me Christmas cards wishing me and my family a merry Christmas. I felt very honored and touched that she had time to think of me. It really make Christmas very special. I have kept those cards with her hand written good wishs.
    Her Christmas cards always had angels on them. Now the Grand Dame is with the angels.
    Mrs. Boyle spirit and love lives on the in family friends and the Boyle clan.
    Our sincere condolences to you Lloyd, good friends and the whole Boyle clan.

    Justine, Calvin, Ute and I wish all those who knew and loved Mrs. Boyle our sincere condolence. We will be with you in our thoughts and prayers.

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  5. violet makortoff :

    We are sending our love and condolences at this time to you and your family sincerely Vi and Nina Makortoff

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  6. Brian Allen & Andrea Kenney :

    We are saddened to hear of Lucille’s passing through Brian’s brother Mike, spouse of Lynn Torfason. We send our love and sympathy from Mississauga, and we hope you feel our spiritual presence as you gather to mourn and celebrate her wonderfully influential life.

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  7. Corinne (Fraser) Marshall :

    I read of Lucille’s passing in the Edmonton paper and wish to convey our sympathy to the family in memory of the old Coal Valley days when we went to school together, skated on the rink and made our own activities on the long summer days. May God bless and keep you in the days and time ahead. Sincerely, Corinne and her brother Glenn

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  8. Dave and Gail Phillips :

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family Nancy; our thoughts and prayers are with you – Dave and Gail

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  9. Paul and Lois Racette :

    We wish we could come but Paul is in the complex care section of Westminster House in South Surrey BC…..we love and admire Lucille so much!….So charming and beautiful and a wonderful mom and wife and friend…..Paul and Lois Racette

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  10. To Lloyd and Lucilles Families,
    I’m sorry I wasn’t able to be there with all of you but my thoughts and prayers are.
    A good and dear friend will be missed.
    Sincerely with love,
    Kay Brennan

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  11. Joan Brennan - Fedoruk :

    Dear Lloyd and Lucille’s family,
    Aunti Lucille was like a second Mom and some of my oldest memories are from within your home and under her wings. I will miss her dearly and remember her fondly. My heart goes out to all of you, you are in my prayers.
    Kindest wishes,
    Love Joan

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  12. To Lloyd and Lucille’s Families,
    Sorry I can’t be there with all of you, but my thoughts and prayers are.
    A good and dear friend will be missed.
    Sincerely with love
    Kay Brennan

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  13. Eileen O'Byrne :

    To the Boyle Clan,
    Just read the obituary about your darling mother Lucille. I met Frankie when I first went to Edmonton to marry my late husband Michael O’Byrne. Frankie was a fiery redhead, freckled, and a grin from ear to ear. A complete joy. We met Lucille when they became engaged, she was tiny, adorable and very French. They made a great match! We knew that you had a large family because we had 10 kids, and Frankie always said that they outdid us by two. 🙂 I believe that her Sean and Shelagh were twins, because we had twins Sean and Sheila as well, who are 56 years old now. I was sorry to read that Sean and Shelagh predeceased your mother, and I noticed the names Sean and Seamus are still in your family. Our baby is Rory, another name of yours.
    I loved the obituary, it takes a village to raise a child, you had your own village without a doubt! I would love to step into the middle of a party at your family home. 🙂
    Her picture is gorgeous, in fact she’s absolutely gorgeous. The last time we saw Frank and Lucille we were in Calgary, and went to the house for a coffee and to see Lucille. Would love to see and visit with any of you, I live in Victoria. I share your sorrow and would love to have anybody come by so we can share stories about your wonderful mother.
    With great affection,
    Eileen O’Byrne

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