It is with great sadness and sorrow that weannounce the sudden passing of Boyd Parish at the age of 67 on Monday, October 23rd in Edmonton, Alberta.
Boyd Merrill Parish was born on June 2nd1956 atTobique Valley hospital in New Brunswick. Boyd was the 16th of 18 children.
He is survived by his loving wife Darlene,beautifuldaughters; JessicaKyle(Brad) MelissaSchornagel(Dustin) and VanessaMoore and stepchildren; Lisa Atcheynum and Nicholas Gagnon (Amanda) mother-in-law Viola Dumont, niece Joanna Atcheynum and sister-in-law, Patricia Atcheynum.
Brothers; Wendell (Shirley), Russell (Shirley) Doug (Sandra) Sisters; Esther Brewer, Peggy (Hughie) Diamondand 100+nieces and nephews. (toonumerous to mention).
Grandchildren;Leah, Cole, Sean (Jessica) Tommy, Rexton (Melissa) Joshua, Ashley (Vanessa)
Step grandchildren; Diandra (Desi)Savannah (Ashley) Kristen (Aaron) Tristen (Makayla) Emmi Nova (Cherish)
Step great grandchildren; Dre, Ella (Tristin) Ezra, Alora (Diandra) Taheton, Kenai(Kristin)
Predeceased by his parents; Lemuel and Elizabeth (Jenkins) Parish,brothers; Herman, Perry, Stephen, Brian, Allan, Christopher. Sisters; Anna Lacey, Rena Cassista, EvelynKnowlton and stepson Mitchell Ryan Gagnon.
Boyd loved camping, fly-fishing, huntingwith his nephews Herman and Michael Gray and spending time with his favorite girl, Ms. Harleyand going on motorcycle rides with Darlene. He loved watching Josh and Ashley play football and spending time with them. He loved talking about his family back home and telling tall talesand ridingwith his buddies, Eldon,Marion andSabut.
Boyd had his own concrete company with his stepson Mitchell, Boydwas so proud being a Journeyman Concrete finisher, he took pride in his work, pointing at buildings, driveways as we drove by them, stating I did the floors, driveways & foundationsand he worked concrete from early spring to late fall and driving Super B’s for the winter, travelling coast to coast for various trucking companies. Hislast trucking job was with BDF (the best trucking company) he worked for “said in his own words”.
Thank you, Scott& Company for your compassion & supportwithBoyd’s funeral.Also, the familywant to thank Barb and Presleyforprovidingthe food and everyone for attending Boyd’s service during this difficult and painful time.
There will be a time of remembrance and visitation on Wednesday November 1, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Saskatoon Funeral Home (338 4th Avenue North) The visitation will also be livestreamed via the link at the top of this tribute page.
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