BOYER, 1906 – 2009 Gertrude Boyer, beloved wife of the late Wilfred Boyer passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Monday, June 1, 2009 at the remarkable age of 102 years. Gertrude was born on August 29, 1906, a daughter of George and Gertrude Johnston and raised near Weyburn, Saskatchewan. She attended Normal School in Weyburn and Regina and taught in many schools in Saskatchewan, where she met and married Wilfred in November of 1932. They then moved to Alberta in 1938 to work in the oil patch in Turner Valley. In 1944 they bought a quarter section of land at Pine Lake, Alberta. In 1949, Wilfred passed away in Stettler from an oil well fire. In 1951, Gertrude went back to teaching and taught for 23 years in Alberta. After retirement, she lived by herself until the age of 94. Gertrude is survived by a loving daughter, Anne (Francis) Hanson of Enchant, Alberta, three grandchildren, Wilfred (Heather) Hanson of Pine Lake, Alberta, Joseph Hanson of Taber, Alberta, Joanne (Earl) Armstrong of Lomond, Alberta, eight grandchildren, Conrad and Candace Hanson and their mother Natalie Hanson, Mianna and Shawn Armstrong, Madison and Jonathan Hanson, Alix and Robert Hormoth, Heather's children Dustin and Tyler Mose. She was predeceased by her husband Wilfred, a son, Charles in March of 2005, two sisters, Ruby and Dorothy, three brothers, Charlie, George and Jim, her parents, George and Gertrude Johnston. A visitation service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Friday June 5, 2009 at 11:00a.m. Interment will follow in the Pine Lake Cemetery, Pine Lake, Alberta. Donations in Gertrude's honor may be made directly to CNIB, 4, 5015-48 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 1S9 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 4730A Ross Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 1X2. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at: Service & Interment Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222.

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