Elizabeth (Boyko) Temple
March 26, 1937 – April 15, 2018
TEMPLE, Elizabeth –
After a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer, Elizabeth passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, the 15th of April at Hospice Niagara. Born in Myrnam, Alberta, Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Boyko, and leaves behind a number of siblings and their children. Her greatest loss is her devoted husband and soulmate, James, who she leaves behind. Together, they toured the world and visited every continent with the Antarctica. Their most interesting and happiest stay was Ghana, West Africa where they made many friends, both black and white. Elizabeth was outstanding in school, and in her final year was President of the School Union and, at the same time, President of her 4-H Club. She subsequently graduated from the Chicago Institute of Interior Design and Decorating (Diploma). Elizabeth eventually became a member of the Federal Public Service and finished her career as a Senior Resources Officer, Executive Category, Public Service Commission. A fan of both spectator, and a participant in, a number of sports, golf became her passion in her retirement years. Elizabeth initially became a member of Heritage Woods Golf Club in Niagara-on-the-Lake and subsequently became a member of the Heritage Woods Hole in One Club. A greater challenge beckoned so she joined the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club, the oldest in North America, where Elizabeth’s greatest challenge was as a member of the Ladies’ Golf League where she made a number of friends. In honour of her passing, the Golf Club flew their flag at half-mast. As dog lovers, there was always a family dog around. The most recent was Zackarina (Zack), who was always by her side.
In accordance with Elizabeth’s wishes, cremation and a private visitation of family and close friends has taken place. Because of her long fight with cancer and her love of animals, donations in her memory may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario SPCA.
Elizabeth will be interred in the Canadian Military Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30th c/o Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, Ontario.
- Interment Wednesday, May 30, 2018