velmaboyle270Born in Griersville on December 4, 1927, a daughter of the late Clayton and Olive (née Cann) Cramp, Velma passed away at Summit Place in Owen Sound on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the age of 88.

A long time resident of Meaford, Velma was predeceased by her husband Milferd Boyle in 1981 and is recalled as a much loved mother by their children: Daniel and his wife Barbara of Elmira, Kathrine and her husband Randy Hall of Campbell, CA, Arnold and his wife Peggy of Meaford, and Todd and his wife Susan of Owen Sound.

She will be the sadly missed grandmother and great-grandmother of Tina Harris and her daughters Samantha and Elizabeth; Christopher Boyle and his wife Sarah and their children Angelina and Keira; Bethany and Danny Fitelson and their children Sophia and Kayleigh; Grace Hall; Trisha and George Cox; Tyler Boyle and Jesse Boyle; and Lucas, Matthew and Adam Boyle.

Velma will be remembered as a dear sister and sister-in-law by Laura (late Maurice Marritt and Gordon Turner) of Meaford, Gordon (Lois and late Gwen) Cramp of Meaford, Alvin (Marie) Cramp of St. Catharines, Grace (late Malcolm ‘Mac’) Porter of Oshawa, and Les (Joan) Cramp of Meaford. She was predeceased by brothers Emerson (late Evelyn) Cramp and Elwood Cramp and remembered by his wife Jean of Meaford.

Velma is also remembered also as a dear aunt by many nieces and nephews and their families.

Family received friends at the Church of Christ, 113 Nelson St. W., Meaford, on Sunday, October 2 from 1:30 until the hour of service, officiated by Peter McDonald, at 3 p.m. Long time friend and former pastor Max Craddock delivered a tribute and message of hope and faith and personal remembrances were offered by daughter Kathy and granddaughter Tina, who reflected on their mother and grandmother’s devotion to her family, church and Christian faith throughout her years. Serving as flower bearer was granddaughter Tina Harris and serving as pall bearers were sons Daniel, Arnold, and Todd Boyle and grandsons Matthew, Jesse, and Chris Boyle.

A family service of committal and interment took place at Lakeview Cemetery on Monday, October 3, 2016 presided by son-in-law Randy Hall. If so desired and as your expression of sympathy, donations to Great Lakes Bible College or Summit Place, Owen Sound, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated and may be made directly or through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, N4L 1B9 (519-538-1320) to whom arrangements have been entrusted.