Henderson's Funeral Homes & Crematorium

45901 Victoria Ave, Chilliwack, BC


Holly Boyson

April 14, 1939February 10, 2020


It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Holly Boyson at the age of 80.

Holly was born in Vega Alberta into a family of eleven siblings in a small community of honest hard working farmers and early western Canadian settlers in a region of northwestern Alberta.

Throughout the area's generally felt hardships of her early years, Holly even flourished and developed into a loving caring and compassionate and engaging person.

In her young adult years Holly served as one of the first female constables on the Edmonton Police Force. Upon retirement from the Force she met and married Jim Boyson in Vancouver BC and began building her family. While raising her family she become a Real Estate Salesperson, author of children's stories and an avid bridge player.

Holly was a very devoted mother and grandmother to her surviving children Brad, Joy and Belinda, their children Ryan, Alex, Adam, Amber, Rebecca, Tobyn, Arden and Sacha. S he will also be missed by her two surviving sisters Irna and Jean as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.

In her retirement years and as part of her service devotion, she served as the treasure to the Chilliwack Senior Recreation Center along with her beloved bridge club.

We are so proud and grateful that this grand lady was with us and to bring such love and compassion into our lives.

A Celebration of Holly's life will be held at Henderson's Funeral Homes, 45901 Victoria Ave, Chilliwack, BC March 31 st 2020 at 1:00 pm.

We ask that any donations be sent to the BC Cancer Society.


31 March

Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Henderson's Funeral Homes & Crematorium

45901 Victoria Ave
Chilliwack, BC V2P2S9

31 March


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Henderson's Funeral Homes & Crematorium

45901 Victoria Ave
Chilliwack, BC V2P2S9


Holly Boyson

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Olly Morrison

February 23, 2020

Dear Jim, Brad, Joy, and Belinda

I am so sorry to hear the news of Auntie Olly (has a hard time adjusting to Holly). My heart goes out to you. It is so hard to lose a Mom no matter what time of life. I remember her infectious laugh and smile. She will never be forgotten especially by me.

Her namesake,
Olly Morrison

Shirley Hurford

February 20, 2020

Dear Jim, Brad, Joy and Belinda

So very sorry to know that Holly is no longer here with us, but also, so happy that she suffers no more.
So impossible to sum up a nearly 40 year friendship! We laughed together, cried together and did more crazy things than anyone could ever know (I hope!)
Even though in later years we weren’t as close geographically, every time we spoke, it was just like we had just seen each other yesterday.
We will always have her in our hearts
Love to all
Craig, Shirley, Shane, Amanda, and Jessica

Wendy Jeske

February 20, 2020

Dear Joy, Belinda and Brad,

We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful mother, but thankful as well, that her battle is over. When Dale and I moved into our house in 1979, we had only been married three months and were completely new to Tsawwassen. Holly, being such a perfectly social and welcoming person, was the first one to just walk over and introduce herself while we were out in the yard. From then on, we knew we had a warm and thoughtful person for a good neighbour and a friend to count on. We are so thankful that we knew her. Love from Wendy and Dale Jeske and family.

James Miller

February 17, 2020

Dear Uncle Jim and family,
We are sad to hear of the passing of Auntie Olly. She was a great influence on us in our early years. My best memory was going to Edmonton with her to tour the Edmonton City Police Station and getting our fingerprints taken. Another time Auntie Olly and a fellow police pilot flew out to the farm and gave us all airplane rides. We always enjoyed her visits and her interesting stories. Our condolences to you and your family.
Jim, Louise and family


February 17, 2020

Uncle Jim and family; please accept our sincere condolences at Olga's passing. Albert and Lena Miller and family were favorite visitors for Olga. A bit of a trickster Aunt Olga was, I still have a mental picture of her, climbing on the roof of our porch, with a container of water and pouring all of it on her brother - Albert. Olga and Evelyn laughed so much, Dad had little trouble catching up to them and exacting some revenge. Good fun all around.

I remember when Olga joined and proudly served with the Edmonton Police Service; she looked sharp in uniform and was an influence in me joining the RCMP in 1973. My career took me east to Saskatchewan as opposed to west and B.C. and a closer connection with my relatives there. Small world it is as our oldest "Gregory James Miller" now lives in New Westminster with his family. Greg has met with some of the Brandon Bunch from time to time.

Memories are what keep me grounded with who I am and where I came from. Aunt Olga was always a great influence on me.

Edward and Audrey Miller - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan