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July 30, 2021

William "Bill" Boyd of Point Clark died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre - Kincardine, Friday, July 30, 2021, in his 91st year. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Shirley; son, Randy (Val) of Guelph; daughter, Patti (Don) Adair of Tiverton; and son, Rick (Marion) of Toronto. Beloved grandfather of Matthew (Natalie), Michelle (Taras), Michael (Leona), Sam (Teresa), Lauren, Jennifer and Jillian. Also survived by his sister, Caroline Yundt of Stratford; brothers, Larry (Jane) of Miller Lake, and Pat (Marie) of Hepworth; brother-in-law, Ross Engel of Monkton; and sister-in-law, Betty (Gary) Capling of London. Bill was predeceased by his parents, John and Winnifred Boyd; Shirley’s parents, Elsie and Norman Engel; brothers, Jack and Jim; sister-in-law, Judy Mitchell; and brother-in-law, Ken Engel. A Massey Ferguson farm machinery dealer in Listowel for 25 years, Bill was a member of the Dealer Council. After selling the business in 1977, he was a district sales manager for the Gehl Company until he retired to Point Clark in 1991. He was an active member of the Kinsmen and K-40 clubs of Listowel, and spent many hours at the curling club as a curler and ice-maker. Bill also loved hunting and fishing, and he and Shirley spent many hours chasing salmon in Lake Huron and delivering tickets for the Chantry Chinook Classic Fishing Derby. In retirement, Bill began wood-carving and their home is adorned with many examples of his work. He also enjoyed reading and following his favourite sports on TV. Some of his happiest times were spent on the deck at their home, surrounded by family or friends, enjoying the beauty of the lake, playing cards and sharing lots of laughs (and maybe a few house drinks) around the fire pit. He will be missed by many friends and family. Cremation has taken place, with a private family service and interment in Pine River Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce or the charity of your choice, as expressions of sympathy; arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine;