Decided to retire to Parker’s original farm, but then got cancer. Was sent to Edmonton, AB, for treatment, where he passed away.
Obituary from Saskatoon Star Phoenix Aug. 29, 2006:
BOYLE -Patrick George. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Patrick George Boyle on August 24, 2006 at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. After a short but very difficult battle with cancer and with his family at his side, Pat succumbed to the disease with the quiet grace and practical attitude that he had exhibited his entire life. Left to mourn is his wife of 37 years, Shirley (nee Scobie); daughter, Lori (Nolan) Novik; son, Kelly (Noleen); grandchildren, Mason and Morgan Novik; brothers, Bud (Lorna), Cliff (Mona); Randy (Linda); sisters, Ina (John) Brockelbank and Inez Mascho; along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his nephew, Jeff Mascho in 1990; mother, Gertrude (nee Lensen) in 1999; and his father, Charles in 2000. Pat was born March 17, 1940 in Saskatoon at the home of his Aunt Annie. He was a true Irish baby. He grew up on the family farm in Grandora, SK. Pat received his schooling in the Grandora and Vanscoy areas commencing at Laurel School and graduating from Vanscoy School. He went on to obtain his fourth class power engineering papers and received a position at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Biggar in 1964. He met Shirley in Biggar and they were married in 1969. The family moved to Regina in 1974 where he worked at Canadian Linen and Intercontinental Packers. In 1979 the family moved to Saskatoon where he finished his career at the Centennial Auditorium in 1996. In 2000 Pat and Shirley moved to the Boyle family farm fulfilling a longtime dream of Pat’s. He wanted very much to renovate the large barn and once again have horses, unfortunately his health prevented him from doing so. Pat was a renaissance man of sorts as he was able to do anything he set his mind to. Whether it was making furniture, braiding a bridle, upholstering, drawing up plans for a new invention or simply fixing anything that was not working up to par. Pat’s world revolved around his family. He was a devoted husband and a wonderful father, whose advise was almost always right. He loved his grandchildren and was often on the floor playing construction with Mason or having a tea party with Morgan. He was a quiet man in large crowds but loved to bend your ear with stories from his childhood and his cowboy days at the government pastures at Donavan and by Martin’s Lake. He loved animals and spoke with a tear in his eye about his childhood dog, Kayo and quarter horse, Stormy, whom he maintained was the best horse that was ever on the farm. His current canine companion Aurora will likely miss the special bond they had. Pat’s memory will live on and he will be missed by all who knew him. Following Patrick’s wishes there will be no funeral service held. A small gathering will be held at the family farm for immediate family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made out to the Canadian Cancer Society