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BOYER, Ethel Alice

September 21, 1916 – Copper Cliff, Ontario
January 14, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Ethel Boyer died peacefully late in the morning of January 14, 2019, surrounded by two sons and a granddaughter. At 102 years old, she had been failing, and while her spirit was still strong, her body finally gave out.

Ethel Robinson was born in Ontario but her family moved shortly afterwards to a homestead in Southern Alberta. Her family grew to include eight siblings. All have predeceased her except for her sister Nada Light.

On June 16, 1937, Ethel and Alexander Duncan Boyer were married in Lethbridge, Alberta. Alex was working on the new industry of oil exploration, and so they moved as new oilfields were discovered, finally settling in Devon, AB. There they raised three sons, Stuart, Robert and Barry. While living in Devon, she was an active Bridge player and an active member of the Anglican Church.

Ethel suffered a stroke in 2007 which made it impossible for her to walk and difficult for her to swallow. She moved into the Southwood Nursing Home where she had been since shortly after her 90th Birthday.

Ethel is survived by three sons, Stuart (Linda), Robert (Helen), and Barry (Teri); Nine grandchildren, LaVonne (Terry) Varga, Barbra Carter, Robin (Chris) McGregor, David (Tara) Boyer, Tracy Boyer, Jason (Crystal) Boyer, Bryan Boyer, Kevin (Chastity) Boyer and Donya (Richard) Blakney. She also leaves behind eighteen great-grandchildren and thirteen great-great-grandchildren. Ethel was predeceased by a daughter Beverly Jean in 1941 and her husband Alex in 1989.

The family wants to thank the caregivers of the Bonavista Unit of Southwood Nursing Home for their excellent care given to their mother/grandmother for the past twelve years.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at High River Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Ethel Boyer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

 

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  1. Dan and Glenda Owen

    We are so very sorry for your loss, sending our deepest heartfelt condolences.. Such a blessing you have had her in your lives for such a long while.
    Dan and Glenda Owen

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  2. Marlow & Deb Mielke

    Our deepest sympathy to Stewart and Linda and the entire Boyer family at Ethel’s passing. May all your fond and everlasting memories help you through the journey of grief before you. Grandma Boyer had a special place in Chas’ heart. You all will miss her! Lifting you up in thought and in prayer. Marlow and Deb Mielke

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  3. Our deepest sympathy to Stewart and Linda and the entire Boyer family at the loss of Ethel. May all your fond and everlasting memories offer you comfort as you journey this road of grief. Grandma Boyer had a special place in Chas’ heart. She will be missed by all. Holding you up in thought and prayer. Marlow and Deb Mielke

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