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elevated FIftw February 8, 1921 – November 2, 2021

elevated FIftw Visitation
Monday November 8, 2021 from 9:30am to 10:30am

elevated FIftw Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated FIftw Due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions, friends may have to wait to pay their respects during the visitation period. We are inviting family and friends to a walk-through visitation only to pay their respects, offer condolences and then kindly exit the building to allow for others to enter.

elevated FIftw Private Funeral Mass
A Private Funeral Mass will be held in the Chapel of St. Joseph within the Funeral Home on Monday November 8, 2021 at 10:30am. 

elevated FIftw To View the Mass live, Please click here to View Service

elevated FIftw Interment  
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7

elevated FIftw Monica Boyle (nee Wall) died peacefully in her sleep on November 2, 2021 under the care and supervision of the excellent staff at Carefree Lodge, Toronto. Thank-you Margery, thank-you Skylyn, thank-you Rose Marie, thank-you Maria, thank you Pearl, thank-you Norma, thanks for you all, too numerous to name for the quality of your care.

elevated FIftw Life began for Monica Mary in Windsor Ontario on February 8, 1921, first born of James E. Wall and Florence (nee Pageau). In an orderly fashion brothers and sisters soon followed – Margaret Anne, Leonard J. (Archbishop of Winnipeg), Claire Marie (Howard Greason), and Vincent (Terry Fayette). Her first steps into the world led her to St. Mary’s Academy in Windsor, in a few short years under the guidance of her parents and with the example of the Sisters of the Holy Name of Jesus she learned the faith that would sustain her throughout her life.

elevated FIftw In the 1930’s the family moved to Toronto. She attended the School of Nursing at St. Michaels Hospital, graduating as a Registered Nurse and posted to the newborn nursery. She quickly discovered an important part of herself – she loved children. Which was good because in her future was a young soldier named James K. Boyle (deceased). In time they wed and proceeded in a less ordinary fashion (two sets of twins), to have seven children: Jim – deceased (Pauline St. Jean), Brian (Suzanne Patten), Teresa (Richard Shields), John –deceased (Kathryn Egan), Gerard, Leonard and Mary (John Mundy). Raising seven children with limited resources is a difficult task, yet with courage and determination she managed to do it. She may even have taken some small satisfaction with the results.

elevated FIftw Her life touched so many people – Sister Mary Lou Harris, CSJ, Vince Greason, Mary Lou Bacher, the Walls, Jim, Fred, Kathleen and Patty – countless cousins and nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren, friends and chance encounters, strangers scattered like fruit across one hundred years of living. Each fresh with the memory of a kind smile or the soothing touch of an encouraging word.

elevated FIftw In her busy life she found time for the Catholic Women’s League. She was a sought after speaker and a valued member of the Catholic Church extension, and Extraordinary Minister at Blessed Trinity Church, and with her old friend Sister Mary Agnes a long time secretary at St. Cyril’s and St. Leonard’s Schools.

elevated FIftw At the end of her life, disabled and immobilized in bed and suffering the terrors of dementia, she cried out in agony “O God, where are you?”

elevated FIftw Monica Boyle died peacefully in her sleep on November 2, 2021. God heard her prayer and called her home. We who remain invite you to remember her in your own way.

elevated FIftw Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home and Cemetery. A private COVID-Restricted Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on November 8, 2021.

elevated FIftw A donation to Share Life  https://www.archtoronto.org/en/contact-us/donations/donate-pages/donate-to-sharelife-in-memory-and-living-gift/ will be appreciated in Monica Mary’s honour.