Midhurst Randy Boyle Memorial SaveStation

By Sharon Boyle

Making our Community #CardiacSafe!

About My Campaign

Randy and I, and our two wonderful children Bailey and Teagan, spent many happy years in the quiet community of Midhurst just outside of Barrie.  Throughout our time there, our friends grew to be more like family and they have always been (and continue to be) an amazing source of ongoing support and love. 

Seven years ago, on February 5, 2014, Randy Boyle, our beloved Dad and husband was taken away by a heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest.  Since then, as you may imagine, February - Heart Month has held a special meaning to us. 

Cardiac arrest can happen at any time and as we learned, can impact even the fittest people. However, access to an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can greatly increase the chances of survival. Every minute counts. 

After school and after sporting events, our family and many others from the Midhurst community would congregate at what was then called the Midhurst General Store for ice cream.  The store now is part of the building that houses Midhurst Physiotherapy and Pharmasave at 94 Finlay Mill Road.  

In honour and in memory of our beloved Randy, we are giving back to the community by raising funds to install an outdoor SaveStation cabinet with a life-saving AED that will be available 24/7 at this location in Midhurst. 

Our family is more than grateful to Carolyn and Craig Glover for agreeing to place the memorial AED on their premises and for their support of this lifesaving addition to the Midhurst community. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity. 

Sharon, Bailey and Teagan.


UPDATE #1 Thursday 7pm: On behalf of Bailey, Teagan and myself we are overwhelmed and grateful for the generosity of our friends and family.  Thank you for helping to keep Randy's memory alive. We would like to keep fundraising to place a 2nd SaveStation at another location dear to us.  

UPDATE #2 Friday 10:00 am: Waking up this morning on often a difficult day, we are beyond touched by the response and generosity of our friends, family and community.  We spent time last night discussing a second location and are planning on approaching the Midhurst Sports Complex where over the years we spent countless hours, as I'm sure many of you have.  This would be an illuminated free standing tower - again in Randy's memory.  Our hearts are full, 

Sharon, Bailey and Teagan 


My Updates

Update #3: It's up!

AED #1 is up and is ready to save a life! A massive thank you again to everyone who has supported us in this project. We will be having the official dedication, and the Community awareness event when Bailey and Teagan are home in the spring. Also, stay tuned for details about the other 2 AED SaveStations that we will be able to place with your generous donations!

HUGE Thank You!

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to this cause! Your love and support has been overwhelming in the best way, and we are so excited for the good that this will create! We also wanted to give an extra massive THANK YOU to the hockey team for your incredible donation. You all held such a special place in Randy's heart, and we know that he would be blown away by this amazing gesture!

Update # 2: Friday, Feb 5th 11am

Waking up this morning on often a difficult day, we are beyond touched by the response and generosity of our friends, family and community.  We spent time last night discussing a second location and are planning on approaching the Midhurst/Barrie Sports Complex where over the years we spent countless hours, as I'm sure many of you have.  This would be an illuminated free standing tower - again in Randy's memory.  Our hearts are full, 

Sharon, Bailey and Teagan 

UPDATE Thursday (Feb 4th) 7pm:

On behalf of Bailey, Teagan and myself we are overwhelmed and grateful for the generosity of our friends and family.  Thank you for helping to keep Randy's memory alive. We would like to keep fundraising to place a 2nd SaveStation at another location dear to us.  Stay tuned...

We're fundraising to make this SaveStation, with a life-saving AED, accessible 24/7!

This SaveStation is clearly marked for public use and will be mounted on the side of Pharmasave in Midhurst to make sure that the AED inside is available 24/7 for anyone in the neighbourhood to access anytime of day or night. The technology built into this SaveStation allows for 24/7 monitoring of the AED to ensure it is always ‘ready for rescue’ and will take a picture when the cabinet is opened. This cabinet also keeps the AED warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Thank you to my Supporters

$10.40

Erik Johnson

$50

Todd Armstrong

$104

George & Corin Edwards

Thinking of you guys today....❤️

$26

Samantha Heard

❤️❤️❤️

$10.40

Courtney Howden

Love this!

$104

Megan Smith

$26

Laura Baker

$104

The Salters

$104

Jane And Jack Thompson

$52

Jade Hesson

$104

Christie Baugh

❤️

$260

Gratto Family

What a wonderful idea

$26

Leith Wrightman

$100

Mary Bateman

What a wonderful thing you are doing for other families

$26

Gabriella Han

$104

William Boyle

$52

Ross Bailey

$104

Watson And Myrna Boyle

$104

Bob & Deb Speers

Such a great initiative and an even better family!

$200

Suzanne And John Nadeau

This is a very inspiring action. Thinking of you and Bailey and Teagan on this day and sending love and hugs. xo Suzanne

$15.60

Maria S

$104

Devon Wagner

In memory of a great guy!

$52

Vicki Lepage

$52

Hugh Mclaren

$52

Lucas Van Natter

A special place in all our hearts forever. Randy was such a loving human being. Can't believe it's been 7 years. Sending my thoughts & love.

$104

Pam & Bruce Mcintyre

Another reason to hold Randy forever in our hearts! I see his smile in all of you! ❤️

$156

Bailey Boyle

For you dad 💚

$52

Scott Bailey

$52

Neil Boyle

For cousin Randy...RIP...

$515

Anonymous

What a wonderful way to help someone else while remembering your loved one.

$104

Laurie Crosson

Love this Sharon - what a great way to honour Randy.

$200

Deb And Tom Van Natter

Sharon, Bailey and Teagan - you embody the very BEST of your husband and father. Never Forgotten Randy Boyle.

$20.80

Anonymous

$208

Joel & Pat Heard

$104

Lynn Caiger

For Randy, with love

$260

George And Sharon Dangerfield

A wonderful memorial!

$54.08

Alexander Katsilakis

$52

Janet Ayetst

Love this save station project.

$52

Carole Coffin

Love always to my cousin Randy and his beautiful family.

$26

Jayson Pomfret

$104

Kate S

$104

Melina Abigail Peter And Miranda Sorensen

$104

Janine, Phil, Samantha & Josh

We love you Shed! What an amazing legacy in Randy’s honour! Bailey and Teagan... you come from good stock! Be love!!!

$104

Larry Jones

$6.22k

Hockey Friends

We loved Randy like a brother.

$26

Mac

$26

Cindy Restivo

I am a friend of Aaron Hesson. He speaks fondly of his friendship with Randy. Bless you for keeping his memory alive and doing such good.

$104

Cody & Emma

$260

Leslie Family

Randy was such a special, kind man who we remember so very fondly. Sending so much love to your family from ours.

$25

Brian And Lisette Hughes

$104

Kathleen Vollebregt Curtis

Sharon, Bailey and Teagan, What a beautiful way to honour Randy/your dad. We are happy to support SaveStation. Kathleen and John xo

$104

Beaudoin Family

$52

Celia Diephuis

$52

Suzanne Fahie

For a great cause in honour of Randy.

$52

Emma Hesson

❤️

$104

Mark And Carol Holden

Sharon, what a great way to add to Randy's legacy.

$26

Erik Bajzert

$250

Kelly And Mark Welch

In honour of Randy, a kind, warm and gentle man xx

$52

Anne Mcnamara

$250

Jody & Paula

$104

Cathy Bailey

What a lovely initiative. We are thinking of you all today! ❤️

$515

Dr. Greg Mcwatt

If available I would like to offer our clinic on Finlay Mill Road as a second location if needed.

$104

Jennifer Krpan & Aj Morris

$156

Teagan

For you dad 💚

$80.08

Berke Mcclintock

$104

Chas And Sam

In honour of Randy.

$26

Cindy Rodgers

Randy always had a smile for everyone

$52

Iain Mackenzie

$104

Alison Schubert

Love to you all xoxo Ali

$52

Howie Brox

$52

Nancy Jokinen

$104

Todd Bowman

Very Happy to support a great family and great cause!

$200

Andy And Emily Mcmillin

With our love to your family.

$75

Enderlein Family

$156

Ruth And Greg Organ

In memory of our cousin Such a special cause

$52

Lise-anne Laplante

$100

Jane, Bill, Kelly, Jamie & Emily Hay

What a wonderful contribution to Midhurst and to Randy’s memory! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

$52

Allison Moore

Such a wonderful addition to the community. Thinking of you all!

$104

Greer And Kyle Campbell

$50

Carolyn Mcdougall

$104

John And Karen Byles And Family

$52

Anonymous

$156

Sharon Boyle

$104

Susan Wilson

A wonderful tribute for a wonderful man! Love the Boyles tremendously! xoxoxo

$104

Kim & Allison Dobney

$52

Shelley Coffin Forrester

$104

Joel, Zoe And Elliott

$20.80

Dev Shields

$104

Andrea Goedemondt

Beautiful way to remember Randy and help the community

$208

Sara De Sousa

$52

Audrey (boyle) Austin

$205

Jj Edwards

$104

Greg & Jill

$26

Lisa Van Valkenburg Monkman Vanvalkenburg

Thoughts and prayers xo.

$26

Daniel Silianu

$52

Kerri, Mike & Connor Pellitteri

$104

The Hessons

$260

The White Family

What a wonderful way to honour Randy and possibly save others - light and love Barb + Jeff

$26

James Hunter

$104

Sharon & George Dee

We miss him and are glad to donate to this save station. 💕a. Sharon& U. george

$52

Ivy Boyle ,mike, Tim Keri Mullin

The best brother ever!

$26

Anonymous

$104

One Of The Hockey Guys

Awesome fundraiser for an awesome guy. Hi Sharon!

$500

Anonymous

In fond memory of a wonderful Husband and Dad

$104

Bruce Degeer

$25

Jeff Steele

$25

Sarah Hebert

$104

Sheila & Drew Mclaren

Always in our thoughts XO

$260

Tanya And Ron Baugh

$104

Stew Garner

$52

Shirley Boyle

$104

Bob & Barbie Graham

Wonderful tribute to a great guy! xo

$104

Pam & Craig Hebert

❤❤❤

$52

Carmela

$300

Ruth & Jim Edwards

$52

Sarah Simoneau