GEORGE ALEXANDER BOYD

Boyd-DeathGeorge Alexander Boyd of Kagawong passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Mindemoya Hospital on Sunday, January 18, 2015 in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Lillian (Edwards) and cherished father of Thomas of North Bay and Peggy (Clayton) Sloss of Paris, Ontario. Proud and loving grandfather of David, Emily and Cameron Sloss. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Annie (McRae) Boyd and his sister Beth (Ken) Heath. George was born August 4, 1924 in Toronto, where he was raised and educated, attending Swansea Public School and Runnymede Collegiate. His summer vacations were spent in Kagawong. He and his friend Aussie Hunt had many childhood adventures together. From 1943 to 1945, George served in the Canadian Navy as a telegrapher aboard HMCS Oshawa on the Atlantic triangle run. They provided convoy escort duty on the Western Atlantic. George worked as a field engineer for Burroughs Corporation for 37 years, progressing from adding and accounting machines to large computer systems. He worked in Kirkland Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Toronto. George and Lillian met in Sault Ste Marie and were married in 1961 in Lively, Ontario. George loved Manitoulin and he and Lil retired to Kagawong in 1987. George was a member of the Manitoulin–North Shore Naval Veterans Association and the Little Current Legion Branch 177. He was also a founding member of the Mudge Bay Float and Boat Club. George attended the United Church. In his younger years, George enjoyed boating, water and snow skiing. His interests included listening to music, reading, electric trains, watching hockey and baseball on TV and teasing his grandchildren. He had a good sense of humour and enjoyed socializing with friends. George always had a pocketful of candies to share. Visitation will be held at the Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm where the funeral service will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 11 am. Memorial donations may be made to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary or the Cancer Society as expressions of sympathy. Spring interment, Kagawong Cemetery. www.culginfuneralhome.ca