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James John "Jim" Boyd


James John "Jim" Boyd
James John "Jim" Boyd

Boyd, James John "Jim", age 85, of Antigonish passed away on May 17, 2020, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.

Born in Frasers Mills, he was a son of the late Hugh and Mary (Gillis) Boyd.

Jim served in the Air Force for 30 years as a radar technician.  Though stationed in many places, he always wanted to return to Nova Scotia.  Jim was an active and long-standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion.  Always an athletic man, he enjoyed hunting, golf, softball, hockey, and especially curling.  Jim was a part of at least one 8-ender and was known for his ice-making capabilities at various curling clubs.  He also loved animals and going to the dances.

He is survived by his son, Trevor (Tina), Shelburne; granddaughters, Brittany (Calvin) Regan, Grand Prairie, AB; Kayla (Chad) Giovannini, Dawson Creek, BC; great grandson, Boston Regan; great-granddaughter, Logan Regan; step-great-granddaughter, Sophia Giovannini; brother, Archie (Maureen), Frasers Mills; and Leo (Claire), Arichat; sister, Mary K., Grand Ledge, Michigan; and sister-in-law, Margie Boyd, Toronto.

Predeceased by sister, Isabelle; and brothers Owen (Phyllis), Bill, and William in infancy.

A private family funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2:00pm with Reverend Daniel MacDonald presiding. You can view the service by clicking on the link below:

Burial in South River Cemetery, St. Andrews.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, social workers, and staff at St. Martha's Hospital for their compassionate care.

In Memoriam, donations to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation Time is Now! Campaign or the Canadian Association of Psoriasis Patients are appreciated.

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Service Date
Thursday, May 21, 2020
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