John W. Boyle
Boyle, John W. age 65, of Lower West River, Antigonish Co.
died on December 19, in St Martha’s Regional Hospital
Antigonish, with his family at his side. He fought a brief valiant
fight with cancer.
Born in Beauly, Antigonish Co, and raised in Heatherton. He
was the oldest child of Mary (Smith) West River, and the late John D.
Boyle, formerly of Heatherton. His spirit will live on through his
wife of 43 years Annabeth « Annie » (Robinson) and his
He is survived by his sons: Daniel, Greenwood NS; William,
Peterborough, Ont; daughters: Jennifer (Matt), Antigonish; Daisy,
Kingston Ont. Brothers: Micheal, Bayfield, NS; Donald (Geraldine),
Beauly NS; Allan (Donna), Fairmont, NS; sisters: Evelyn (Charles),
Afton, NS; Margaret, Antigonish, Theresa (Blaise), Antigonish. Several
nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and nephews.
Predeceased by his father John (Jake) Boyle whom he adored,
sister-in-law Anne Boyle.
John enlisted in the Armed Forces as a teen. He quickly
realised he wanted to be an officer and took his commission in 1980.
John graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston
Ont, as Communications Electronics Engineering for which he received
the Governor Generals Award for Academic excellence, an achievement he
was so proud of. He rose quickly through the ranks and served the Air
Force for 23 years beginning in Debert NS, where he laid a wreath as
the youngest Private (19) then St Jean, PQ, Kingston, Ont, Barrington,
NS, Ottawa, Ont, Goose Bay Labrador, and finally as Commanding Officer
back in Debert NS, where he laid a wreath as CO, Upon his retirement
he worked until his passing for Nasittug Corp as Contract Program
He was a family man who loved his family with all the passion
he possessed, but the Toronto Maple leafs were a close second. He was
heard every year since 1967 to say « This Year », This
year they are going to bring home the cup. He loved his cottage and
his friends and if he could mix the two with a case of blue, he was a
happy man. John had a brilliant analytical mind, he was a walking
calculator, which he attributed to working with his dad on the milk
truck as a teen. John was a kind, gentle, humble, honest man. He
wasn’t aware of how great he was. He hated to have a fuss
made over him and always put himself last. Everyone who knew John
admired and respected him. He had not an enemy in the world. His
family and friends will miss him immensely.
So a toast to you John may you rest in peace.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be
held in the future once Covid restrictions are completely lifted. In
Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimers Society of Nova
Scotia, 112-2719 Gladstone St, Halifax NS B3K 4W6.
Online condolences at www.clcurry,com
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de John W Boyle 19552020..
Décès pour la Ville: Antigonish, Province: Nova Scotia