Sharon Ann Boyle, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away at the age of 70 on Nov. 24, 2013, in Suwanee.
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Sharon was born in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Sept. 28, 1943. The only child of Robert Wilbur and Zoe Louise McDonell, she was raised on a farm in Grenfell before moving to the ìbig cityî of Saskatoon, where she graduated from Nutana Collegiate. In 1964, she married the love of her life, Wilfred James Boyle, in a tailored red dress that would come to symbolize her life: elegant, simple, and distinctive.
Throughout Wilfredís long career with Massey Ferguson, Sharon built many life-long friendships around the world as the quintessential hostess for the best parties and get-togethers. In 1975, Sharon and Wilfred welcomed their greatest treasure, their daughter Tara.
Throughout the next 18 years, Sharon and Wilfred lived many places before moving to Duluth in 1993, Leamington Spa, England in 1997, and finally returning to Suwanee in 1998.†Always independent, Sharon worked in the claims department of National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance, Atlanta Casualty Insurance, among others, and enjoyed working outside the home. Sharon was often referred to as a ìgypsyî by her mother because she and Wilfred lived many places and had a love of wayfaring, a trait she (thankfully) passed to her daughter.
Sharon was the heart and soul of her family, and all who were fortunate to be part of her life. She was a very familiar, friendly face as a volunteer at her grandsonís school, and will be missed by his classmates and school staff.
Those who knew her will forever miss the many things that made Sharon one of a kind, including her generosity and warmth, insistence that all ladies wore slips, homemade cookies and tarts, enthusiasm for travel, ability to tell you the harsh truth in the sweetest words possible, need to always be on the go because she didnít want to waste a minute of time, fierce commitment to her family, meticulous planning of all activities so it was perfect, belief that Elvis was the King, and her independent, strong-willed spirit that was infectious.
She leaves behind her husband of 49 years, Wilfred Boyle; daughter, Tara Boyle; grandson, Iain Madamba; son-in-law, Aaron Madamba; sisters-in-law, Wanda Manning, Judy Watson, Edytha Barker; cousins, Mariann Kerfoot, Bev Katz, Joyce Voss, Marion Quirk; nieces, Laura Manning, Cathrine Caldwell, Nina Barker; and nephews, Andrew Caldwell and Jordan Barker.
Funeral services will be held at St. Columbaís Episcopal Church in Suwanee, Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Sharonís name to
Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Ingram Funeral Home
210 Ingram Avenue Cumming, GA 30040
Published in Forsyth County News from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, 2013