It is with great sadness the family of John Miller Boyd announce his passing with his family at his side, at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on June 9th, 2023, after a struggle with dementia. Age 84 years.

Beloved husband of Jean Boyd for 62 years. John leaves behind daughter Fran Dromisky and her husband Joe; and son Jeff Boyd and his wife Jacquie. Adored Grandpa to Sean Doherty and his wife Lisa, Cameron Boyd, and Casey Boyd. Dear Great-Grandpa John to Ainsley, Ava and Hudson. Dear brother of Mary Piche and her husband Garry; and sister-in-law Fran McCarthy and her husband David. John will be remembered by his first cousins Helen Holmes and Jim Miller. Also remembered by his nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A celebration of life will be held privately.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated.


Jeannie, I just heard about John's passing and wanted to send you my sincerest condolences. By chance on Sunday, I found a photograph of you, John, Mom and Dad, and Jim Rowney at a Bobby Burns dinner and smiled at all of the memories I had of our families. Please know that I think of you often and I will pray for peace for your family. Love you and miss you.


-Karen Grant

Jean and family - Please accept our deep condolences for your loss of John. We will fondly remember his smile and sense of humour. Love - Terri and Brian McCarthy

-Terri and Brian McCarthy

Dear Jean: I remember you & John well from our annual Robbie Burns events. LaVerne & I enjoyed being with you two. I offer you & your family my sincere condolences, & hope to meet John again.

-Jim Bunsch

Jeannie and family
I'm so sorry to hear of John's passing. I am at a loss for words. I have years of such wonderful memories being neighbours, playing bridge and good friendship through the years. Condolences dear friend.

-Scotty Craig

Dear Jeannie, Franny, Jeff and family,
Joanne just called me to let me know of John’s passing and I am sending you my sincerest condolences. I think of you often and cherish all the wonderful memories of our friendship we’ve enjoyed over the years! Wishing you all peace


Jean, Jeff, Fran, Joe and family - So very sorry to hear about John's passing. Thinking of you at this very sad time. Please accept my condolences for your loss of a fine man. Judy

-Judy Corrigan

I am so sad to hear this news. Grew up across from John and his family and was always very nice. He will be missed. RIP

-Wendelin Lonergan

Jean, I just heard of John's passing. So sorry to hear. My sincerest condolences to you and the family.

-Donna van der Valk

jean so sorry about johns passing. he has such a great sense of humor

-Debby Crossman

I just learned about John’s passing and I wanted to send my condolences to you. I recall planning Robbie Burns Celebration together many years ago and more recently played poker with him every second week. He is missed.
Gary Black

-Gary Black

So sorry Jean for your loss. Miss you and the bridge club…fond memories.

-Ina Scholfield

Joel and I are so sorry to hear of John's passing. We are thinking of you.
Leena and Joel

-Leena M Kennedy

I was shocked to just read this sad news, my deepest condolences to you, Jean and your family. I have and will always have very fond memories working with John during my employment at the museum!

-Linda Sinasac