Obituary of Jack Boyle
We are saddened to announce the passing of Jack Boyle on February 21, 2022, surrounded by his family in the comfort of his home. Born in Saint John on June 17, 1932, to the late Frank and Kathleen (Lydon) Boyle. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Alice (Wienand).
Jack graduated from St. Vincent’s Boys High School and St. Thomas University. He was an accomplished athlete and coach who excelled in many sports. He was inducted into the Saint John Sports Hall of Fame, St. Thomas University Wall of Fame and the Saint John Wanderers Hall of Fame. The friendships formed were more important to him than any of the individual accolades.
Jack devoted his life to working with people as a school teacher, probation officer and a career counsellor at Canada Employment, until his retirement in 1991. His commitment to enriching the lives of others was of paramount importance. He was a leader in the community as a village councillor and involved in projects including development of the Kennebecasis Arena. He was instrumental in establishing sports programs for youth including minor football and junior curling. The impact he had on the lives of his players extended beyond the field.
Jack valued family above all and will be deeply missed by his wife, Alice and their children: Sean (Susan) Boyle, Frances Boyle, Ellen (Warren) Halliday, Maura Boyle-Marin (Felipe Marin), Jane Boyle (Christopher Doherty), Kevin Boyle (Megan); grandchildren: Maura, Zachary, Molly, Felipe, Colin, Liam and Timothy; his sister Helen Hamilton, his brother Patrick (Ann) Boyle and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Jack was predeceased by his brothers F. Dennis (Anna) Boyle, James (Ann) Boyle, brother-in-law, Andrew Hamilton and nephew Mark Hamilton.
Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 2 to 4 pm and Sunday, February 27, 2022, from 3 to 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 28, 2022, at 11 am from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 31 Gondola Point Road, Rothesay. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery. The Mass will be livestreamed, and can be viewed by visiting Jack’s obituary on Brenan’s website and clicking on “Funeral Livestream” beginning at 11 am on Monday, February 28, 2022. Due to Covid-19 Health Measures placed on indoor gatherings by the Government of New Brunswick, all those 12 and older in attendance at the visitation or Mass will be required to show Proof of Vaccination as well as a piece of Government-issued ID, or proof of Medical Exemption. For those who wish, remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Building Fund, or a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Please place online condolences and remembrances at www.BrenansFH.com.
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