Boyd Parish

Obituary of Boyd Merrill Parish


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It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce 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 2nd 1956 at Tobique Valley hospital in New Brunswick. Boyd was the 16th of 18 children.  


He is survived by his loving wife Darlene, beautiful daughters; Jessica Kyle (Brad) Melissa Schornagel (Dustin) and Vanessa Moore 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) Diamond and 100+ nieces and nephews. (too numerous 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, Evelyn Knowlton and stepson Mitchell Ryan Gagnon.  


Boyd loved camping, fly-fishing, hunting with his nephews Herman and Michael Gray and spending time with his favorite girl, Ms. Harley and 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 tales and riding with his buddies, Eldon, Marion and Sabut  


Boyd had his own concrete company with his stepson Mitchell, Boyd was 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 & foundations  and  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. His last trucking job was with BDF (the best trucking company) he worked for “said in his own words.  


Thank you, Scott & Company for your compassion & support with Boyd’s funeral. Also, the family want to thank Barb and Presley for providing the 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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