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Lawrence James "Larry" Boyle

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Lawrence James "Larry" Boyle

November 28, 1934 - December 12, 2023

Peacefully on December 12, 2023 at Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg, Ontario at the age of 89. Beloved and devoted husband of Diane (Pagnuelo) and proud father of Heather (Don McKenzie) and Margo (Luigi Clementi). Predeceased by his parents James Patrick and Mary Edna (Bissett) and brother Bob. Survived by his loving grandchildren Shawn (Julie Csaki), Brianna and Kyran; his cousins Gerald Bissett (Kathleen) and Reina (Campbell), his sisters-in-law Suzanne (Walker) and Marilyn (Pagnuelo) and his nieces Lindsay (Norm Aitken), Stephanie (Ferguson), nephews Geoff (Michelle Walsh) and Matthew (Chloe Karger) and great nephew Preston and great nieces Brooklyn and Jessica.
Larry grew up in Montreal and earned a B.A. and B.Comm. degrees from Loyola College. He worked in the family shipping business for several years and continued on to earn a Masters degree from McGill University and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. He commenced teaching Economics and Finance at Loyola College from 1960-1974 and continued in the Department of Finance until his retirement in 1994. He became Vice-President, Consulting Services at Peak Financial Services from 1995-2005. He was legendary at Concordia University as one of the most loved and respected professors. Larry held many administrative positions. He received many accolades and awards in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the university. The kindness and compassion he showed to his students was exceptional and no one advocated for his students more than he did. His door was always open at any time and thousands of students were helped over his 30+ years at the university,
One of his many passions was golf. He was President of Kanawaki Golf Club, the Quebec Golf Association (now Golf Quebec) and was a Governor and Rules Chairman for the Royal Canadian Golf Association and that is only scratching the surface. Larry was a very humble and kind man who never wanted any fuss to be made about him. He said he would like to be remembered as someone who helped people. He did that and so much more.
A celebration of Larry’s life will take place Saturday May 18th, 2:00pm in the Loyola Chapel at Concordia University, Montreal. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Loyola High School Foundation, Habilitas Foundation or a charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank and acknowledge Dr. Fraser Cameron and all the nurses in Restorative and Palliative Care. A special thank you to Annie and Sarah from Care Partners.

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Donald Caron - January 19, 2024

Mr Boyle was a very good man. He new is rules and was appling it with class. Sinceres condeleances to the family.

Paul Schofield - January 18, 2024

My condolences to all the family. Mr. Boyle was one of my favorite rules' officials, and we became friends as I played in many of the tournaments that he officiated in. He made his rules calls fun by putting in a funny remark when giving me a ruling. Sometimes you had to find him and wake him up to get a ruling....that was Larry! He will be missed, lovely person that I was able to get to know.

Artemis Almyroudis - January 15, 2024

Diane & family, My Deepest Sympathies for the loss of an amazing man . Larry was a kind, gentle and caring soul that was there to help everyone. I thought that he was such a gentleman, he will be greatly missed. May he live forever in your hearts.

Beverly Wilks - January 12, 2024

Diane and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Professor Boyle. I was a student in his Personal Finance class at Concordia. One of my fondest memories of him was on the first day of class; I was wearing a Notre Dame sweatshirt and when he saw it he shared that he was a fan of this school and the football team. From there we had a connection. I learned so much from him about investing, managing money and playing golf. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Kind regards, Beverly

Sandra Betton - January 8, 2024

Dear Diane, I'm so sorry to hear about Larry. I only met Larry once but feel that I knew him through your stories. He truly loved (even if sometimes was a little exasperated by) his students and I know he made a difference in their lives. I still remember your description of spending hours testing him on the minutia of the rules of golf. Please take care of your self. All my love, Sandra

ANGELA SANTULLO - January 4, 2024

Soo sad to hear about Professor Boyle.. I was one of his students, and he was indeed one of a kind..such a kind and humble soul. I'm grateful to have known him. I'm sure he's enjoying his golf in heaven. My sympathies to Diane and family. Angie

Christopher Ross - December 29, 2023

Dear Diane, I am very sorry for your loss. Larry was simply a great guy. He helped me both professionally, when I was in university administration and personally, in the area of personal finance, while he was at Concordia. (as part of the process, for a month, he made my wife and I keep a daily log of all our expenses down to the last cent. What an eye-opener that was). He never, ever, asked for anything in return. May he rest in peace.

Carol Ann and Bryan Barbieri - December 27, 2023

Dear Diane, Our love goes out to you and the Boyle family. Larry - in a very personal way - impacted the lives of many, including both of us. Despite his many acts of kindness and accomplishments, humility was Larry's calling card. His life of 'service to others' represented superbly the hallmark of a Jesuit education. With Larry's passing, the 'Fighting Irish' have lost their #1 fan; the world has lost a fine gentleman; and we have lost a great friend. May you rest in peace, Larry. And we hope to see you soon, Diane. Sincerely, Carol Ann and Bryan

Suzanne Belson - December 27, 2023

Diane, I was so sorry to hear of Larry’s death. I remember him fondly from years at Loyola and Concordia. There were few faculty members who were as helpful and open to sorting out students’ problems as Larry was. There are many who appreciated his common sense, his kindness and his support. I am grateful for having known him. Suzanne Belson

Robert Frances - December 25, 2023

To Diane, Margo, Heather, and the rest of the family, please accept my most sincere sympathies. Larry had a profound impact on my life the that of many in our circle. He was a professor, a mentor, a colleague, an advisor, and a trusted partner throughout my whole career. He touched many lives through his kindness and his wisdom. It has been a privilege and a gift to have him in our lives and his legacy will live on through us. Heaven will have a special place for him. I'll bet he's humbly reading the Canadian Golf Rule Book to the others up there!

Serge Dagenais - December 25, 2023

To Diane and the children, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to your family. I was certainly one of Larry’s biggest fans! A man I loved and of course my favorite golf official. I wished I would have been one of his students at Concordia but as a human being and a golf official he taught me a lot! Kind regards Serge

Louise and Matthew Nevin - December 23, 2023

Dear Diane, We are so sad to hear of Larry's passing. He was such a lovely man and we have fond memories of you both as our long time neighbors and good friends on Patricia. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Love from Louise and Matthew

Ernest Schmidt - December 23, 2023

I am very sorry to hear about Professor Boyle. I was one of his finance students at Loyola campus in the early 1980s. He was a kind and helpful professor. He was one of those teachers who you wished you got to know him personally. Rest in Peace Professor Boyle.

John Murray - December 22, 2023

I extend my deepest condolences on the passing of Larry Boyle. I had the privilege of meeting him during my junior golf years. His warmth, kindness, and passion for the sport left a lasting impression on me. May cherished memories bring comfort during this difficult time, and may his love for golf continue to inspire those who had the honour of knowing him. My thoughts are with the entire family.

Jacques Nols - December 21, 2023

Danielle and I offer our most sincere condolences to Diane and other members of the family. Larry was a dear friend and he will be missed. A donation will be made to Loyola.

Arvind Jain - December 21, 2023

Dear Diane, Sad to hear about your loss. Larry was a loved person in the department. Hope you yourself are doing well and find peace. Hugs Arvind

David & Carol Hutzel - December 21, 2023

Diane, we are so sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gregory Lypny - December 21, 2023

Sad news. My condolences to you, Diane, and family. I'm fortunate to have known him.

Nathalie Pellerin - December 21, 2023

I would like to send my deepest sympathies to your entire family and to all the Peak employees who worked closely with Larry.

Lori Andrus - December 20, 2023

Diane and family, So very sorry to read of the passing of Larry..I remember you both from Community Care Pharmacy,and the many chats we had…always so interesting…Such a wonderful tribute to a life well lived..Thinking of you at this sad time.Lori Andrus (Former employee at the pharmacy)

Lorne Switzer - December 20, 2023

Dear Diane, It’s so sad to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a great colleague who was a lynchpin to our group over the years. Stay strong! Hope to see you in Montreal. Love, Lorne and Nadine

Saif Ullah - December 20, 2023

Dear Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

Ian Rakita - December 20, 2023

To Diane: sincere condolences on Larry’s passing. I knew him for a period of several years when I was a doctoral student at Concordia and then again when I joined the Finance Department on a full-time basis. He will be sadly missed.

Howie and Linda - December 19, 2023

Diane and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May your many happy memories bring you comfort in such a difficult time. Larry was truly an accomplished, generous and compassionate individual and we are so thankful that we had the opportunity to know him.

Carolyn Robinson - December 19, 2023

We are so sorry for your loss. We send our love and support during this difficult time.

Debbie & Gary Kirton - December 19, 2023 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Loyola High School Foundation

Debbie & Gary Kirton - December 19, 2023

We miss Larry so much, he was such and kind,thoughtful,caring and giving man. Just Rest In Peace my friend and we will see you again some day and I will teach you how to play cribbage.

Geoff Walker - December 18, 2023

I will miss Uncle Larry, he taught me some of the best life skills through the game of golf. I learned respect for the sport, the rules and the players. My fondest memory was playing golf at Kanawaki with Larry, he was proud to have there. I will miss the conversations of golf course design, the rules of golf and of course college football.

Nancy Stotts Jones - December 18, 2023

As a child, I recall how sweet he was to me and my brothers, and how much my father enjoyed his company during the various family visits. And as I am a musician from an early age, I was fascinated by his white piano and his beautiful playing. He was an interesting man, and I shall miss him.

Nathalie Laforest - December 18, 2023

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. From what I read he was an amazing human being who had a big heart, loved and helped a lot of people in his life. May he rest in peace. Nathalie