Obituary – Emile Alfred Boivin

Emile Alfred Boivin, lifelong resident of Tangent, was born in Spirit River on July 5, 1956. He passed away in Grande Prairie on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at the age of 63 years.

Emile was an avid outdoorsman. He spent most of his days working on the farm, camping, hunting, fishing and spending time with his friends and family.

He worked for 35 years in the oilfield prior to retiring to his dream job as a full-time farmer in 2008. His quick wit, clever nicknames and genuine love of life will be missed by many.

He will be lovingly remembered by: his wife Jeanette; daughters, Rae-Ann [Dale] Bolster, Dionne [Garret] Hjelsing; son Ryan Boivin; grandchildren, Avery and Jared Bolster, Quinn and Declan Hjelsing; parents Henri and Marie-Ange Boivin; siblings, Ronald [Simone Desilets], Pauline [Doug Purcha], Jiggs [Fiona Logan], Doris [Jim Pierce], Alain [Debbie Lee], Edith [Rick Mainwaring]; sisters-in-law, Irene [Lawrence Lemoine], Doris [Jules Boivin], and as well as numerous family and friends.

A Celebration of Life was held on Oct. 25, 2019 at Saints Martyrs Canadiens in Tangent.


The family of the late Emile Boivin would like to express our sincere appreciation to everyone who has offered prayers, sympathy, comfort, flowers and food since his passing.

We especially wish to thank Dr. Hatim Karachiwala and the staff of the Cross Cancer Institute, Dr. Eva Kitagawa and the Central Peace Health Complex staff, the QEII Hospital staff as well as the Grande Prairie Cancer Centre staff for exceptional care throughout the year.

Thank you to those who prepared food and helped with set up and cleaning of the hall and church. Also, thank you to Deacon Reg Bouchard and Pastor Dave Squires for their support and words of remembrance, and to the Honorary Pallbearers and Readers for being a part of the Celebration of Life. To the Chapel of Memories and Teresa McLeod, thank you for your guidance, compassion and understanding during this difficult time.

Thank you to everyone who gave donations to STARS Air Ambulance and/or Colorectal Cancer- Alberta Cancer Foundation in his honour.

  • Jeanette, Rae-Ann, Dionne, Ryan and families.

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