Gert-Boyle-Obituary

Gert Boyle

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Gert Boyle was the former president and chairwoman of Columbia Sportswear, who built the company from a small business to the largest outerwear company in the U.S. and starred in its commercials.

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When I worked for Columbia Sportswear, I felt that I worked for a family and not a corporation. Mother Gert Boyle always made everyone feel as if they were part of a Columbia Sportswear family.
My deepest sympathy to you,Tim and Joe, for the passing of such a dynamic, powerful and fun-loving mother/grandmother. I am grateful to have known her.

God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's...My condolence...

Sorry to hear of Mom's passing. Brings back great memories of our commitment to Columbia in the early years when she took over the business. My sincere condolences. Ted Kuller, Minnesota Knitting Mills

We are saddened for the loss of your dearly beloved Mother. We know that you all are so very proud of her accomplishments and the wonderful legacy she left. She was truly a great business woman indeed!

BNM, Dallas, TX

I heard of the death of Mrs. Boyle and wish you all strength in these sad days.

I recall a songtext which says :

If I die don't cry for me
For I am not really dead you see
It is only a body which I have left behind
But I've only died if you've forgotten me.

Sincerely,

Roland Meijer
Senior Salesperson
Bever Rotterdam
Netherlands

Rick and Gert at Poster signing at Paragon NYC

My father Henry Landman and his friend Johnny Englander were good friends of Gertrude Lammfromm Boyle when they lived in Augsburg, Germany. Dad used to laugh when we saw her commercials. One day she was signing posters at Paragon in Manhattan, and I went to get one for my dad. When she saw in line, she asked me to come up front because I was wearing the Bugaboo, which was her first jacket. I still have it. Then I told her that I was Henry Landman's son. She called him up and they...

I REALLY ENJOYED WHEN EVER I WAS AROUND GERT SHE WAS THE VERY BEST!!!!! AND A GREAT COMPANY TO WORK FOR AND STILL IS TO THIS DAY.

My condolences Boyle family. Gerts skills spoke volumes about her. She was very talented . May God give you the comfort needed to cope as you grieve.

Sincere condolences to the family of Ms. Boyles. She is resting in Gods memory.