It is with heavy hearts and great sadness to announce the unexpected passing of James “Jim” Boyd. Jim was 83 years young, born in Tillicoultry, Scotland and lived in Pickering, Ontario.
He passed away at St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto. Jim leaves behind Elizabeth “Liz” Boyd, the love of his life, after 51 loving years together.
Predeceased by his parents James and Janet Boyd. Jim was a loving devoted father to
Rene (wife Michelle) and Kevin (wife Michelle) he was also their best friend.
Jim was a compassionate, funny, engaging and loving Grandad to Ashleigh, Miranda, Aidan, Sienna and Alexa. Predeceased by his grandson Kevin Jackson.
Loving brother to Netta, Margaret and Alec.
Caring uncle to Steven, Michelle, Mandy, Penny, Melissa and Samantha(predeceased)
He will be lovingly remembered by his extended family in Scotland.
Jim was an entrepreneur, pilot and a TTC Operator for 21 years until he retired in 1998.
For over 40 years Jim and Liz were dedicated runners. He had a great passion for flying airplanes both real and on his simulator and often attended airshows and air museums.
He was a Self- taught carpenter, electrician, plumber and auto mechanic. He definitely was a man of many talents. Jim was readily available to help family and friends, finding creative solutions when lending a hand. He was always available to listen with kindness and understanding, ready with honest and helpful advice.
He will leave a void in the hearts of all his family, friends and all who knew him. Jim was truly one of the great ones. He will be missed by all that knew him.
A private visitation for immediate family and a few close friends to be held. In lieu of Flowers, the family kindly asks for donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation in Jim’s name.
A link named “Make a Donation” has been provided below.