Boyes, Garth Wayne


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Garth Boyes on July 10, 2021, in the Souris Hospital.

Garth was born on November 25, 1943, to Walter and Dorothy Boyes (Canning). He grew up on the family farm where he continued to live and farm until he retired in 2000.

On October 12, 1968, he married Lorraine Reynolds and they took over the family farm. There they raised three children Janine, Terry, and Sheena. Garth had a mixed farm with milk cows, cattle, pigs, chickens, buffalo, and mixed crops. He and Lorraine retired to an acreage south of Deleau in 2000.

Garth was a devoted husband, father, and Grandfather. He was a true family man who was always there to lend a helping hand and advice. Rodeoing was a passion which continued with his children and grandchildren. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren, all their accomplishments and endeavours.

Garth was a man of many skills, from snowmobile racing to leatherwork, carpentry, restoring and building horse wagons and sleighs. He loved to drive his mules and participate in fairs and parades. He was very involved with the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association.

He truly enjoyed the company of family and friends and loved to have fun and a good laugh. In later years he and Lorraine went on a variety of trips. He lived life to the fullest.

Sadly, he has passed, but his legacy will live on with all who knew him. He was one of a kind and there will be no other like him. He was a character who loved to visit and tell stories, he will be deeply missed by family and fiends.

Garth is survived by his wife Lorraine of 52 years.

His children:

Janine Bruening (Warren), Jordynn (Courtney), Shelby

Terry (Rachelle), Jenel, Jacey,

Sheena Dunham (Kevin) and Stran.

He is survived by his sister Marlene (Ron) Harrison, sister-in-law Maureen Foxworthy, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Donations can be made in memory of Garth to the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation-Cardiac Sciences Program.

Thank you

Our family would like to send out a huge heartfelt thank you to everyone for the calls, visits, food, flowers, and cards. Your thoughtfulness is so very much appreciated!

We had a beautiful day to say our official goodbye to Garth. Shane Boyes delivered the perfect service. Linda Swaenepoel gave words of remembrance and a toast to Garth. It truly was a “Cowboy” goodbye. Thank you both so very much.

To our friends and neighbours who made pies and helped with everything and anything and continue to do so. We are so thankful for you all!

A good life leaves behind seeds that keep on growing, his stories, his values and his love will live on in each of us.

Lorraine, Janine, Terry, Sheena, and Families

25 thoughts on “Boyes, Garth Wayne”

  1. Our deepest sympathies Lorraine and family at this sad time. May the memories you all hold dear give comfort in the days ahead.

  2. Lorraine, Janine and Terry:

    Our condolences to you at this sad time. All our best to you!

  3. Garth was a great Father, Husband, and Grandfather and a friend too many, He will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace Garth, Love and hugs to all of your Family.

    Mary Ann Carlisle and Family

  4. Very sorry about Garth. I grew up in Winnipeg with Lorraine. I knew Garth since I was about 12 years old. My husband, Fred, and kids, Jody and Shane knew Lorraine and Garth and their family. We had great visits with each others’ families over many years. Garth was a great guy!

  5. Lorraine, Janine, Terry, Sheena and Families

    My deepest sympathy to you all. Hold your memories close to your heart.

  6. Our sympathy to all at this time of loss of husband, Father and grandfather.

  7. Garth was a great man and friend.Sincere condolences to Lorraine,Janine,Terry and Sheena and their families.He will be sadly missed by all whom he touched

  8. Lorraine and family , I am so very sorry to see this today! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Loved you guys!
    Elaine , Michael, Tammy Kenward and Ron Larsen and families

  9. My heart goes out to you and all the family Auntie Lorraine and I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Garth was truly a wonderful, kind and genuine man and will be sadly missed by everyone that knew and loved him. I will always cherish the time we spent together and will miss him with all my heart. I will never forget the sound of him amazing laugh. Love to you and all the family Auntie.

  10. Lorraine and family……so sorry for your loss. I just recently learned Garth was not well. It’s been way too long since we have been in touch, Lorraine. Thinking of you with sincere
    Sympathy, cuz. Cherish the memories and take care.

  11. We were very sorry to hear this news of Garth passing, and we know it is made more difficult because family and friend cannot grieve with you as they would in normal times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  12. Lorraine, Janine, Terry and Sheena,
    Deepest sympathy on your recent loss. Garth was one of a kind. Wherever Garth was a cowboy hat or boots were sure to follow! I remember the many jokes he played on my mom. Mom and dad had many a good laugh with Garth and Lorraine. Once again, my deepest condolences to you all.

  13. Lorraine,Janine,Terry&Sheena
    We are very sorry to hear of Garth’s passing Please accept our deepest consolences

  14. My sincere condolences to Lorraine, Janine, Terry and Sheena and their families. My Mom; Jean and I sure enjoyed our many visits to the farm. Mom shared Garth’s (the Boyes Family) love for the country and horses. Mom enjoyed Garth’s silly pranks(to scare us by telling us the only way to some part on the farm was through the long horn cattle corral). HAHa, funny man! R.I.P. Garth
    Hold your memories close to your heart and may you never be too far apart. Hugs & Love.

  15. We were saddened to receive the news of Garth’s passing.
    We always enjoyed seeing Lorraine and Garth when we visited MB. We have known them forever.
    He filled a room and shared great stories. We will miss his laugh. We pray that he may rest in peace free of pain.
    With our deepest sympathy, Mike and Carol Malyk

  16. Lorraine and family
    So sorry to hear of Garths passing. Lots of memories of the fun times and laughs from many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
    Love Marilyn Williams

  17. We were sorry to hear about Garth and are thinking of you during this very sad time. Sincere condolences from Ruth, Garry and family

  18. Sincere sympathy Lorraine and family. Keep your memories close to your heart. Mickey and Teenie

  19. Lorraine, Janine, Terry, Sheena & families, I’m thinking of you all during these difficult days. I’m sorry for your loss.

  20. Our most sincere sympathy to Lorraine, Terry,Janine,Sheena and families!
    Barry &Sherry Quam

  21. Lorraine, Janine, Terry, Sheena and families.
    Sincere condolences for you loss of Garth. We are thinking of you during this sad time.

  22. We are sorry to hear about Garth’s passing. He was a great guy who will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Don and Fran Dodds

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