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MAHAFFEY, Boyd Arnold

MAHAFFEY, Boyd Arnold
January 23, 1931 – January 16, 2013

Boyd, beloved husband of Doreen of Calgary, passed away on January 16, 2013 at the age of 81 years.

Boyd was born in Kitscoty, AB on January 23, 1931. He was a modest man with a tremendous and generous heart. He loved people and was always ready to chat. He was interested in just about everything; had a keen eye for detail and a remarkable talent for numbers, facts and figures. Boyd particularly enjoyed puns and was passionate about politics. He was a man whose highest aspiration was to love and take good care of his family. To the end, his main concern was for them.

Boyd leaves behind his loving wife of 51 years, Doreen; their daughters Corinne (James) and Adrienne (Chris); his grandchildren Ian, Keegan and Rowaen; his sister Clara McDonald; numerous nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Dad will be remembered with love and respect, and very much missed. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made in Boyd’s name to the Sarcee Hospice at 3504 Sarcee Road S.W. Calgary, AB T3E 4T4 Telephone: 403-686-8100. The family would like to thank the compassionate and dedicated doctors, nurses and auxiliary staff of the Carewest Sarcee Hospice. We will remember all of you. We would also like to extend our thanks to our neighbors for helping us and Pastor J Schultz for all the support and care.

In living memory of Boyd Mahaffey, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Audrey Waddell :

    Doreen, Corinne & Adrienne.
    I was so sorry to read in the paper of Boyd’s death. I am remembering the good times we had as families when you lived in Springbank. Our sincere sympathy to all of you.

    Audrey, Boyd & Family

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  2. Remembering all the happy times and praying for your whole family.
    Sincerely, Valerie, Ken, Evie and Eric

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  3. Lynn Mahaffey Shortt :

    I was very sorry to hear that Uncle Boyd passed away. The last time I saw him was at my Dad’s funeral in 2011. He was very comforting at that time. He was always quick to smile and I know he loved his family very much.
    God Speed, Lynn

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  4. Sandy Buchanan :

    My deepest sympathy to Doreen and the girls. I worked with Boyd many years ago and always found him a very knowledgeable and helpful person.
    Sandy (Fraser) Buchanan

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  5. Dear Auntie Doreen, Corinne and Adrienne,

    I just learned that Uncle Boyd passed away. My deepest sympathy. I remember Uncle Boyd as a funny, charming and intelligent man. I am thankful that I got the opportunity a few years ago to tell him how much I enjoyed those rides on his snow mobile when I was a little girl. I attribute part of my “dare devil” spirit to those nighttime snowy adventures with Uncle Boyd! I will be forever grateful.

    God Bless all of you.

    With love, Renee

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