Boyd Daye
Boyd Daye
Boyd Daye
Boyd Daye
Boyd Daye
Boyd Daye

Obituary of Boyd Gastonguay Daye

Daye, Boyd Gastonguay 84 of Sheet Harbour, devoted husband and beloved father passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side January 11, 2022. Born in Popes Harbour February 8, 1937 he was a son of the late Walter and Beulah (Gerrard) Daye. Boyd went to trade school in Cape Breton for sheet metal work graduating in 1958. He began serving in the Coast Guard on board the John A. MacDonald in 1961. One of his personal achievements was crossing the Arctic Circle in 1962. After two kids and baby number 3 on the way, he was strongly advised by “Bossy Betty” to get a new job or a new wife! He completed his apprenticeship for Lineman with Nova Scotia Power Commission in 1970. He started as a lineman and retired from the Hydro Division after 26 years of service. Boyd had an aptitude for working on small engines and he had his own business serving the local community. He loved to fly fish on the West River and at Oak Hill lake. His passion for fishing took him to Labrador and the Miramichi river. He enjoyed playing cards, Mexican train, bingo and browsing online. He spent many hours in his shop woodworking and building bird houses. His passion for antique cars led to a restoration project. He always enjoyed “spinning a good yarn!” Survived by his wife of 58 years Elizabeth Jean (Betty Jean) Myers, Boyd considered himself the luckiest man alive. Children; Chris (Carla), Tim (Pam), Jody (Alex), Nancy Lee (Dave). Grandchildren; Daniel, Kennedy, Olivia and Kristen. Sister, Joan (Roy) Landry and brother Auriel. Predeceased by brother Cyril and sister Pauline. "Start shuffling the cards Dad and chill the beer, we will see you soon". A Funeral Service will be held Sunday January 16 at 2:00p.m. in St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, Sheet Harbour Archbishop Martin Currie officiating. Invitation only, proof of vaccination, photo ID and masks are required. Thank you to Dr. MacDonald, Nicole, Alexina, Sharon and Terri for your care and compassion. To the Northwood Homecare Team, Dr. Sneddon, the team at DGH-4 West and Dr. Fraga. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Kennedy, study hard, you will make a great LPN! In lieu of flowers, please donate to “The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society” The Leukemia HYPERLINK "https://llscanada.org/"& HYPERLINK "https://llscanada.org/" Lymphoma Society of Canada (llscanada.org)
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Sunday
16
January

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Sunday, January 16, 2022
St. Peters Roman Catholic Church
43 St. Peters Loop
Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
Invitation only. Proof of double vaccination, photo ID and masks required.
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