GARTH WAYNE BOYES
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.
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.
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