In Memory of



Obituary for Holly Boyle

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(nee Horrobin)
Passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on February 18, 2023, at 80 years of age. She has gone home to be with her Lord in Heaven. Daughter of the late George and Helen Horrobin. Stepdaughter of Dorothy Horrobin. Dear wife of Jim Boyle of 57 years. Loving mother of Derek James Boyle, Chad Glenn Boyle (Kelly), Holly Michelle Roy (Matthew), and Heather Lynne Poublon (Dean). Treasured grandma of Emily, late Shamus (1996), Dex, Salina, Cody, Naomi, Nina, and Morgan. Great grandmother of Elliotte, Nora and Cameron. Sister of Michael Horrobin (Margaret), Barry Horrobin (Cheryl), Brian Horrobin (Ruth) and the late Ginny Horrobin. Sister-in-law of Janet Ferguson (Wayne) and Ruth-Anne Baker (Ronald). Also, survived by many nieces and nephews.

Holly was a teacher for over 6 years; member of the Essex United Church; Take-A-Break; Women’s Group at Essex United. She was also a dedicated volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society for over 25 years. Holly will be sadly missed by all her dear friends. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 2-4 and 6-7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex. A life celebration service will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Essex Area Foodbank. You may send your condolences online at