On Saturday, November 14th, 2015, at the age of 93, Noel Boisvert slipped the surly bonds of earth after a full life well lived.
Noel was born on December 25, 1921. He was an avid outdoorsman his entire life, a nature lover, a history buff, a photographer, an amateur geologist, astronomer, and a seeker of fossils and bones.
He worked for Northern Alberta Railways as a Station Agent and travelling representative from 1942 to 1981, serving in many communities in northern Alberta with his longest postings in Wanham and Falher.
He retired in 1981 in Falher, and relocated to Grande Prairie in 1997. Noel had the distinction of being one of the last surviving telegraphers in Canada.
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife of 71 years, Agnes; his daughters and sons-in-law: Louise and Terry Woroniuk of Peace River, Emilie and Ken Bean of Grande Prairie, and Patricia and Patrick Drapeau of St. Albert. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren: Jennifer (Gord Kowaski), Kris (Amanda) Bean, Douglas (Sarah) Woroniuk, Trudy (Jason McLennan), and Joelle (Jeff Wolinski); special grandson Rick Carter (Erin), and his beloved great-grandchildren. Noel is also survived by his remaining sibling, Annette Collman of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
He was predeceased by his son Roger Boisvert in 1997.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Grande Prairie (10404 102 St.). Memorial donations in Noel’s name may be directed to the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum (Box 328, Wembley, AB, T0H 3S0).
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