Caitlin Marie Boyle, 29, passed away at her home on Beaver Island, MI on March 12, 2021, in the loving arms of her parents, Neal and Connie Boyle. Caitlin holds a special place in the hearts of her godparents Daniel Morris (Uncle Mo) Boyle and Aunt Debbie Slack, all her many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Caitlin is proceeded in death by her grandparents Jack and Bea (O’Donnell) Boyle and Guy (Ted) and Mary Ann Bendewald, Aunts Sharon, Grace, Kathy and Uncles Neil, John, Ray and Pat.
Caitlin was born April 7, 1991 and grew up on Beaver Island. She attended Beaver Island Community School and was a volleyball player, horse woman and lover of all animals. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Sciences at Michigan State University. While at MSU Caitlin was a member of the MSU Ballroom Dance Team, Rodeo Club, Russian Club and more. Caitlin went on to work in the Michigan State Senate and House of Representatives in Constituent Relations and as a Legislative Aide. She was very happy for the chance to work on legislation that helped protect animals. After leaving the House, Caitlin went back to MSU and started studying for a second degree to become a Veterinary Technician, while working full time as a Veterinary Assistant at Lane Animal Clinic in Chelsea, MI.
Caitlin cared about others more than herself. After her diagnosis, she started a fundraising program to help find a cure for Pediatric brain cancer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Build a Cure for Brain Cancer and sent to P.O. Box 242, Beaver Island, MI 49782 (For more information on the program see Facebook)
There will be a Memorial Mass held in her honor at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Beaver Island, Wednesday, June 30th at 11 a.m. with Fr. Peter Wigton and Fr. Pat Cawley concelebrating.
Arrangements are in the care of Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign her online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
The family kindly asks that all donations only be made to the Build a Cure for Brain Cancer at Box 242, Beaver Island, MI 49782. We need to try to save the next person's child.