Courtney Boyle was the daughter of Deborah Hutchinson and Robert Boyle. She was the sister of Nicole.Courtney was 19 years old at the time of her death on 22nd May 2017.
Many spoke of Courtney’s positive, caring nature.That, together with her witty, funny personality, made her very popular. She put others first and made sure that Nicole and Deborah kept smiling when times were tough. Courtney was intelligent. She achieved her dream of going to university to study criminology and psychology. Deborah recalls that Courtney was the happiest she had ever seen her. She simply loved her life. Courtney achieved first‑class honours at the end of her first year. She was awarded a posthumous honorary degree from her university in July 2017.
Courtney loved music, and it was through music that she met her boyfriend Callum, at Leeds Festival.“made the good times great and the bad times bearable”. He described how lucky he felt to have met Courtney.They had the best time of their lives together. For Callum, Courtney
Courtney was an enormous part of the lives of all her family.“shone so brightly in any place she was and still does today”.Her aunt, uncle and cousins described their special close bond and told of some of their happiest memories together. Courtney adored her sister. They were best friends and Nicole told of how Courtney was her protector. Nicole wants to ensure that Courtney is forever remembered as a girl who
Events of 22nd May 2017
Nicole had a VIP ticket to the concert. Courtney, her mother Deborah, Deborah’s partner Philip Tron, and his mother June Tron took Nicole to the Arena that evening.While Nicole attended the concert, Courtney and her family enjoyed a meal together in Manchester. Courtney was very excited about her forthcoming trip to Amsterdam with Callum.
Courtney kept in contact with Nicole throughout the show.As they returned to the Arena to collect Nicole, Deborah remembers the laughter she shared with Courtney as they sat in the car. Courtney and Philip left the car and went to collect Nicole, entering the City Room together at 22:22:11.