Harold Osborne BOYCE

Harold Osborne BOYCE


Harold Osborne

Feb. 19, 1929-July 24, 2015

” I have fought the good fight,

I have finished the race,

I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing”.

II Timothy 4:7-8

The family of Harold Boyce announce his passing on to Heaven on July 24, 2015. Harold was born on February 19, 1929, on the family farm south of Erskine. On September 7, 1951, he married Dorothy Rachar and they lived in the Erskine area until 1972. Harold’s life was very full with raising his family and farming. Harold was a charter member of the Erskine Evangelical Free Church and was very active in community organizations. They then moved to Lacombe in 1972 where Harold farmed and then worked at Weidner’s Esso. Harold had a passion for Camp ministry and served in various capacities with Camp Silversides. In 1979 they moved to Red Deer where Harold worked for the Red Deer Advocate, delivering bundles of newspapers to the towns and villages between Red Deer and Stettler, for over 30 years. Harold’s strong faith in God sustained him all his life and it was his desire that his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Harold leaves to mourn his children, Lois (Doug) Plett of Gadsby; Ken (Audrey) Boyce of Red Deer; Marilyn (Peter) Caden of Red Deer; Kathy (Sterling) Burrell of Lacombe; Bev (Lowry) Burrell of Victoria, BC; Murray (Lahny) Boyce of Red Deer; 42 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Harold is predeceased by his wife Dorothy; son, Doug Boyce; son-in-law, Al Thibeau; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and John Gessleman; and daughter, Christine Boyce. The family wishes to thank Symphony Senior Inglewood Administration and Care-Givers for their excellent, caring, compassionate service to Dad for the past three years. A celebration of Harold’s life will be held on August 4, 2015, 2:00 pm., at Crossroads Church, West side of Hwy. 2 on 32 St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Silversides, Box 519, Bentley, AB. T0C 0J0; Samaritan’s Purse, 20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgay, AB T3J 5H5, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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