In memory of

Samuel "Sam" Boyd

March 21, 1943 -  November 9, 2018

Samuel “Sam” Boyd, beloved husband of Kathleen. Loving father of Sam (Rose), Elizabeth and David. Cherished Grandfather “Granda” to Steven (Ashley), Stephanie (Justin), Matthew (Deanna), Amanda, Andrew and Alexander. Great-Granda of Kenzie, Rayna, and Kai. Dear brother to Isobel (George), Alex (Wilma), and Margaret (Chris). Brother-in-law to the late Marie, Dorothy, Elizabeth (Robert), Violet and Olive (Cyril). Predeceased by his parents William and Bella.

Sam was born on March 21st, 1943 in Belfast, Northern Ireland where he worked as a police officer. In 1968, Sam along with his wife Kathleen and children left Ireland and immigrated to Canada aboard the “Empress of Canada” ship. This ship later became Carnival’s first cruise ship named “Mardi Gras”. Once in Canada, Sam drove for the TTC, whilst working on real estate endeavours. He then drove school buses for the Toronto District School Board for 37 years, later retiring at 67 years of age. Sam passed peacefully in his sleep at his home on Friday, November 9th, 2018 at the age of 75. He will be remembered for being thoughtful, generous, humorous and a lover of all animals including his dogs, cats and budgies over the years.

Friends and family will be received at FaithWay Baptist Church (1964 Salem Rd, Ajax) on Tuesday, November 13th from 11 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Following the service, Sam will be laid to rest at Pine Ridge Memorial Gardens (541 Taunton Rd W, Ajax). In memory of Sam, donations may be made to the SickKids Foundation or FaithWay Baptist Church Missions in lieu of flowers.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre-Pickering (905-686-5589).


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Carole Nelson (Ashley Douglas mother)

Entered November 9, 2018 from Consecon Ontario

Sending out my thoughts and prayers to the Boyd family during this time of loss. Grateful to hear that his passing was peaceful and that he is no longer suffering. May your memories of happier times with him guide you through your time if grief.
Carole and Michael Nelson

Calvin and Mary Porto (Brother and sister in law to his son Sam Boyd)

Entered November 9, 2018 from Oshawa

Calvin and I send our condolences to the family. May he R.I.P.

Cherif Barsoum (Co-Worker and friend)

Entered November 10, 2018 from Toronto

May God Bless Him and Keep Him Till we all meet again in paradise.

Robert & Elizabeth Tweed (Brother & Sister-in-law)

Entered November 10, 2018 from Belfast, Northern Ireland

Our thoughts are with the family of Samuel Boyd at this time, Resting where no shadows fall.

Ed mcCluskey (friend&co-worker)

Entered November 10, 2018 from toronto

Rest in peace dear sam !
It was good knowing and working with you