In Memory of




Obituary for Muriel Emily Boyer

Muriel Emily Boyer (Gardner)
March 25 1923 – February 28 2022

On the evening of February 28, just 25 days before her 99th Birthday, our Matriarch and shining star rejoined her beloved Husband Albert (Chubby) and cherished Grandson Ethan Boyer.

Muriel was born on Palm Sunday in Ninette Mb to Matilda and Christopher Gardner, the eldest girl of a family of nine. In 1928 the family moved to Stonewall. After graduating High School, Mom was a phone operator in Stonewall.

Muriel married Chubby Boyer on Saturday July 17 1948. They moved to Winnipeg, where she worked at The Bay until her children, Jack (John) and Jeanette were born. In 1957 they moved back to Stonewall to be with Matilda (Nanny) Gardner. Their son, Dana, was born in 1963. In 1967 our Family moved to our own house on 2nd Street West in Stonewall.

Mom enjoyed knitting and sewed many outfits. She was also a 4H Leader. Mom and Dad managed the local bowling alley for years and helped organize the Youth Bowling League and a bowling league for students with special abilities.

Muriel was baptized, confirmed and married at the Stonewall Anglican Church where she had attended Sunday School with her siblings. Later on , She enjoyed helping at Church Teas and teaching Sunday School.
Mom was an integral member for the Stonewall Legion Branch 52 Ladies Auxiliary for 62 years. She served as Secretary Treasurer for 30 years and became a Life Member in 1986 . Mom was very of proud of Dad’s passion to aid and assist veterans and to help the community, where he served at various levels of the Legion Command. Mom and Dad travelled across Canada to various functions where they met numerous people who became lifelong friends. They also travelled for years to the Legion Sports Complex at the International Peace Gardens. Along with other Veterans and families, they assisted with many projects so that many students could enjoy the summer Legion Camps. Mom and Dad were both made Life Members of the International Peace Gardens.

Love of family and friends was first and foremost in Mom’s life, beginning with her very close relationships with her Mother and siblings. The “Boyer Clan” was no different and we were all blessed to be continually surrounded by amazing Aunts, Uncles and Cousins, celebrating with love, laughter, music and singing.
After almost 50 years of a loving marriage, Dad passed away April 18 1998. Mom carried on with her deep and strong faith, determined to be the strength of the family. She moved in Lions Manor in 2006, where her three sisters also resided and enjoyed making memories for the remainder of her life.

Mom constantly adored and supported her precious grandchildren, attending games, services and various events. Her Grandchildren, in turn, enjoyed her quiet wisdom and her loving, patient ways. They experienced many years of her unconditional Love and countless hugs, especially her chocolate chip cookies. Mom was very happy to expand the family and welcomed with open arms her four great grandchildren whom she loved very dearly. When Ethan left us October 25 2019, Grandma was heart broken yet continued to be a pillar of strength and faith to help the entire family.

Survived by children Jack (Carol), Jeanette (Barry) Sheasgreen and Dana (Sue). Grandchildren Scott Sheasgreen, Garrett (Katarina) Sheasgreen, Lana (Cory) Moffatt and Reid Boyer. Great Grandchildren Dylan, Drea, Nixon and Odin. Loving Sister Jeanette (Ron) Fraser. Sisters-in-Law Enid Gardner, Gladys McManus, and Martha (Bob) Werry. Loving Family Friend Lesley (Simon) Duggan and numerous nieces and nephews with whom she had many special connections.

Predeceased by her Husband Chubby, Grandson Ethan Boyer. Family Matilda and Christopher Gardner, Irvine, Florence (Albert) Hartle, Jack, Bruce, Ruth Flower, Ed, Ken (Bev) Gardner. In-Laws Louis and Violet Boyer, Johnny (Chris) and Art (Doris) Boyer, Blanch (Bob) Thornington, Pearl Graham, Emily Mowbray and Bill Irwin.
Mom so enjoyed having niece Sandy visit and her contact with nephew Danny and his wife Sue. Mom truly treasured and was thankful for her friendship with Audrey Klimpke. Thank You to Rita Weare, Heidi Giebelhaus and Sue Grandmont, all of whom always brightened Mom’s day. A very Special Thank You to the Amazing Homecare Aides who provided great Care and enriched Mom’s life in the past few years. Mom was Very grateful and cared for you all. Thank You to Michelle Loehmer for her constant care, guidance and support. To the Nurses and Doctors and the Healthcare Aides at Stonewall Hospital, Our Family Thanks You for the care and comfort given in Mom’s remaining days. Thank You to Roshelle and Staff at MacKenzie Funeral Home for your help and guidance

As Mom loved a Friend and Family gathering, her Celebration of Life will be held at the Stonewall Legion Hall, Tuesday, May 17th 2022 at 11AM. Lunch will be served following the service. Afterwards, a Private Family burial will take place at Stonewall Cemetery.

In Memory of Muriel and in lieu of flowers, donation can be made to
Ethan Boyer Memorial Fund - Tin for the Critter Bin
Cheques made out and mailed to Interlake Community Foundation Inc P.O. BOX 1575 Stonewall, MB R0C 2Z0
In memo of cheque put Ethan Boyer Memorial Fund or donations accepted online at