Obituary of Arthur 'Art' Alexander Boyd
To view Art's livestreamed service, please click the link HERE
We are saddened to announce Art’s passing on Wednesday February 22, 2023, at 10:01 a.m. in his 94th year at the Grand River Hospital.
Art is survived by his loving wife and lifelong sweetheart, Joan (Darnell) of 64 years; his children Arlene (Terry), Donna (Cris) and Glen (Heather).
Art’s love for a good game of Farkel or Lost Heir, as long as he was winning, will be missed by his cherished grandchildren, Alexis, Anthony, Michael, Johnny, Ally, Natalie, Madeline and Juby. Art joins his siblings Eldon, Jean, Bertha and Arnold who have been waiting for him at the pearly gates! Art is survived by his loving sisters Vivian (100) and Doreen (98).
Born in Markham Twsp. to the late Hugh and Ruby Boyd, Art moved his city girl Joan, by tractor and hay wagon to a farm in Atwood, Ontario where they raised their family, dairy farmed and established roots in the community for decades until moving to St. Clements, ON. While Art’s later years were marked by numerous health issues, Art’s zest for life, his humour, his love for his family and mostly his love for his wife Joan never waivered. MERRY CHRISTMAS Gramps!
We are dearly indebted to the kindness and care that Art received from the entire medical community that participated in helping Art live the life he so wanted to live. A special thanks to the entire team of Doctors, Nurses, PSW's and support staff at Grand River 8B, who provided Art with the care and support he required to pass with dignity.
Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Sunday February 26, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The funeral service and celebration of Art’s life will take place in the funeral home chapel on Monday February 27, 2023, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Please stay after the ceremony for a luncheon where we can share our wonderful memories of Art. Burial to follow at Hawkesville Cemetery, Chapel Street, Hawkesville Ontario.
Condolences for the family and donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Center may be arranged at www.erbgood.com