BOYD, Robert Elmer of Parksville passed away September 10, 2009 aged 84 years.
He is survived by Darlene his loving wife of 58 years, one son Don of Parksville, B.C. and one daughter Ellyn of Parksville, B.C., two grandchildren Kaley (Jason) Taylor of Leduc, AB, Rob of Maple Ridge, B.C. and two great grandchildren Toren and Isabelle of Leduc, AB.
Bob joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served on the HMCS Victoriaville (Frigate) which was on convoy duty in the North Atlantic during World War II. Bob had a passion for playing sports which included bowling, soccer, softball and lawn bowling. He coached baseball for many years in Port Alberni and Parksville, the highlight being when Parksville won the Mid Island Championship. Bob was a commissioner at the Nanoose Naval Base for many years. Always known for his easy going manner, willingness to help out others and his keen sense of humor. Definition of a loving father: patient, role model, offering unconditional love, supportive, good provider, teacher, good listener, kind and gentle; this was our Dad. “Never forgotten, always loved”. Special thanks to Dr. Desai, Dr. Salz and the staff at Arrowsmith Lodge for providing excellent care to Dad.
There will be no service by request. if one so wishes, donations can be made to the B.C. Children’s Hospital, 4480 Oak St., Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3V5.
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.