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Born: Mar 16, 1935

Date of Passing: Jun 26, 2021

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March 16, 1935 - June 26, 2021

It is with sadness the family of Ian Boyd announce his passing. Ian died on June 26 at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg after a brief battle with Cancer.
Ian was a Mechanical Engineer and Draftsman trained in Glasgow, Scotland. Over his 35+ year career, he worked in many mines, and pulp and paper plants across Ontario, the Maritimes, and retiring from Inco in Thompson, MB. After retirement he settled in Winnipeg, where he was well known in the contract bridge circles and as a helpful gentleman in the Boulton Bay buildings.
Ian is survived by his two children, Darcy and Craig, both of Vancouver, BC. He was loved by his five grandchildren who enjoyed his imaginative storytelling and many jokes. He will be missed by his longtime lady friend Sybil Jeffries, with whom he shared a love of murder mysteries and British crime procedurals.
In honour of his passion for jokes and all things Scottish here is one of his favourites: After announcing he was getting married, a Scottish fella tells his pal he will be wearing the kilt. "And what's the tartan?" asks his mate. The groom replies "Oh, she'll be wearing a white dress."
A family memorial will be held in BC. Interment will be held at Glen Lawn Cemetery in Winnipeg.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 10, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • My condolences to Ian's family. Ian had a heart of gold. He always had a soft spot for anyone who needed help and his sense of humor was second to none. He was one of those people who had an infectious laugh and when he laughed you just had to laugh too. I worked with him on a number of engineering projects with him at INCO in Thompson and he made it a pleasure working with him. He was a true gent, one of the good ones and he will be missed. Rest in peace Ian. - Posted by: philip kendall (friend and co-worker) on: Jul 29, 2021

  • I knew Ian when we both worked in the Engineering Dept. at Inco in Thompson many moons ago. Ian kept us on our toes and sure gave us lots of laughs. I was from Scotland too so we had that in common. May he Rest In Peace with his Heavenly Father. Condolences to all his family. - Posted by: Morag Lothian (Workmate) on: Jul 11, 2021

  • Our condolences to Ian’s family. What a nice gentleman and a pleasure to work with at Inco in Thompson. Ian offered a wonderful perspesctive on what was important. Rest In Peace mate. - Posted by: Martin Holmberg (Friend) on: Jul 10, 2021

  • My sincere condolences. Ian was always ready and willing to play bridge and to fill and help when we needed it. - Posted by: Deloris Ankrom (bridge friend) on: Jul 10, 2021

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