Merritt Funeral Chapel

2113 Granite Avenue, Merritt, BC


Sharon Sue BOYES

January 12, 1943July 29, 2019

Sharon Boyes Monday, 29 Jul 2019

Sharon Sue (Counts) Boyes died peacefully in Merritt on July 29, 2019 at the age of 76. She was born on January 12, 1943, at Chico Springs Hospital in beautiful Paradise Valley, Montana to Kester and Blanche Counts and grew up on her father’s homestead, the Snowy Range Ranch. She met the love of her life, Merle Boyes, while both were working in a Vancouver office. They married on September 22, 1963, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Together they raised four children and were deeply involved with their church fellowship. In 2000, they retired to Merritt to make a new home in a drier climate.

Sharon will be remembered for her kind heart, her fondness for dominoes, and her abundant hospitality toward her many friends and family members. Her pastor once said that a meal at Sharon’s place could be one of the highlights of your life.

She is survived by her two sisters (Barbara Prather and Jean Cole), her four children (Virginia Will, Jeannette Orr, David Boyes, and Nathan Boyes), and her six grandchildren (Jessica Darling, Danielle Goveia, Aaron Boyes, Matthew Orr, Kaitlynn Boyes, and Austin Boyes). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Epilepsy Canada (https://www.epilepsy.ca/).


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 6, 2019


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Donna Little

August 3, 2019

So sorry to hear of Sharon passing.
It has been many years since we have connected but will always remember the memory of all of us being hosted by the Boyes family. We were looked after so well.
Sending thoughts to you all at this time.
Love Rick and Donna Little