Doyle, Elizabeth Gertrude

Doyle – Elizabeth Gertrude Doyle (Beth) was born in Coronation, Ab March 28, 1924 to Ernest and Gertrude Stannard and died peacefully February 17, 2011 at the Dr. Cooke Extended Care Centre in Lloydminster, Ab at the age of 86 years.  Beth took her schooling in Coronation and following school was employed at the Toronto Dominion Bank there.   During her younger days, she enjoyed playing softball on the Ladies team from Fleet. She was also an avid curler in the winter.
Beth married Martin Doyle in 1950 and together they raised five children. She devoted her married life to her family as a homemaker.  When the children were grown she still gave of her time whenever needed and was always available to come and stay for a few days to help after the birth of each new grandchild which she enjoyed immensely.  Beth was always willing to lend a hand and do her part to make community events a success.

She was a member of the Catholic Women’s Alter Society and was a Lifetime member of the Women’s Institute. Whenever an occasion arose and a skit was needed or a poem was in order, Beth was always quick to respond. She had a gift of being able to write a poem to suit almost any occasion with seemingly little effort.  
She and her cousin Max enjoyed exchanging poems reminiscing about many of their life experiences.
After living in Veteran for 52 years, Martin, Beth and Norman retired to Lloydminster in 2002.
After Martin’s passing in 2003, Beth and Norman moved into  Dr. Hemstock Assisted Living Residence in Lloydminster in 2004.
Due to declining health, Beth moved into the Dr.Cooke Extended Care Centre in April 2010 and resided there until her passing.
Beth will be sadly missed by her children, Pat and Barbara Doyle, Norman Doyle, Alan and Cindy Doyle  all of Lloydminster, Bill and Beryl Doyle of Drayton Valley and Kathy and Tom Carroll of Oyen.
Her  grandchildren, Christy and Joe Sharp, Ryan and Crystal Doyle, Scott Doyle, Kim Doyle, Shawn and Ashlee Doyle, Mark and Renee Doyle, Steven Doyle, Amanda and Mike Holton, Riley, Josh  and Jared Carroll.                                                            
Four great grandchildren, Dylan Sharp, Liam and Keegan Doyle, Ethan Doyle as well as numerous other relatives.  Beth’s remains have been interned in the columbarium at the Veteran Cemetery.
Funeral services were held in Lloyminster, AB on Monday, February 21, 2011 at 7 p.m. at McCaw Funeral Chapel.  A Celebration of Beth’s Life was held on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Veteran Community Hall with Father Joselito Cantal officiating.  Linda Schetzsle played the prelude and recessional music. Lunch was prepared and served by Caroline Tkach.
Memorial donations may be made to Dr. Hemstock  Resident’s Fund 4202-54 Ave. Lloydminster, AB, T9V 2Z3 or to Dr. Cooke Patient’s Comfort Fund, 3915-56 Ave. Lloydminster, AB, T9V 1N9; condolences may be forwarded to the family by  visiting the website   www.mccawfuneralservice.com.
McCaw Funeral Service Ltd. and Coronation Funeral Home Ltd. entrusted with arrangements.

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