Re: Cecil Boyd of Maccan; Lunn related to New Salem

Title: Re: [nscumber] Cecil Boyd of Maccan; Lunn related to New Salem
One of his sisters found on a Google Search:

Della Mae BOYD
Nom : BOYD Date de décès : 2003-04-13 Paru le : 2003-04-15
Prénom : Della Mae Père : ␣ BOYD Mère :
(nee Boyd) Peacefully, Sunday, April 13, 2003. Della Mae Lemoine age 70. Beloved wife of the late Frank Lemoine. Mother of Alan MacWillie (Lynn), Terry MacWillie (Linda), Brian MacWillie (Kathy), Deborah (Pierre Lanouette) and Gary MacWillie. Grandmother of 6. Sister of Terry, Edwin and Joan. Predeceased by brothers Cecil and Irwin. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2313 Carling Avenue (west of Carlingwood) Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday in the Chapel at 11 a.m. donations to the Royal Ottawa Health Care Foundation appreciated.

On 13-09-20 7:00 AM, "David Winter" <davidwinter@...> wrote:


I have his parents as Cecil Rhodes Boyd, born New Salem and Clara May
McLellan, born Chignecto.

Almost sounds like a car accident or something.

Chronicle Herald, Thursday, February 10, 1966, pg. #2; Reel #5936, NSARM,
Halifax, N.S.
OBITUARY: Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Boyd
Funeral service for Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Boyd, both 31, of Kearney Lake wil be
held today at 2 p.m., at Cruickshank's Funeral Home, Robie Street. Interment
will be in Fairview Cemetery. Born in Maccan, Mr. Boyd was the son of Mrs.
A. DeRoche and the late Cecil Boyd. Mrs. Boyd, born in Walton, Hants County,
was the former Janis Gertrude Sanford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawson E.
Sanford. They are survived by five children, Kirby, Brian, Karen, Nancy and
Darrell. Mr. Boyd is also survived by his mother; three sisters, Della (Mrs.
G. MacWillie); Beulah (Mrs. Edward Weippert), and Joan (Mrs. V. Richard);
and one brother, Edwin, Halifax. A brother, Irving predeceased him. Other
surviving relatives of Mrs. Boyd are her parents; five sisters, Joan (Mrs.
David MacDonald), Montreal; Stella (Mrs. Jack Nauss), Halifax; Verbena (Mrs.
John Smith), Toronto; Vera (Mrs. Paul Saunders), Halifax; Nadean (Mrs. John
Allen), Walton; three brothers, Reginald, Noel Road, Hants County; Albro,
Owen Sound; and Garfield, Halifax.

Source: Dave Winter, 20 Sep 2013
His father, previously posted:

Amherst Daily News, Monday, March 9, 1942, pg. #1 & #8; Reel #2685, NSARM,
Halifax, N.S.
Cecil Boyd of Maccan Discovered in Snow. Bullet Wound in Head. In Poor
Health for Several Weeks. Well Known in Amherst.
Found lying in the snow near the Lawson Mine at Maccan, with a bullet wound
in his head, Cecil Boyd, well known night watchman at the Power Plant in
Maccan met untimely death. According to the verdict rendered by a coroner's
jury empanelled yesterday, the Maccan resident took his own life while in a
despondent state of mind, owing to a long continued period of ill health.
Mr. Boyd remarked on Sunday morning that he would take a walk and tend some
rabbit snares. He took his .22 calibre rifle with him. Some time later
Robert Hurley a man lying prostate in the snow and on investigation
discovered it was Cecil Boyd. He at once notified his father, James Hurley
and his brother, Garfield Hurley, and the trio on further examination found
that Boyd was dead.
However, medical aid was summoned and at the same time the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police were informed of the tragedy. Constable F.E. Kemp
investigated the tragedy and had the remains taken to Amherst, where an
inquest was ordered by the coroner, Dr. W.O. Coates. Testimony at the
evidence was given by Messrs. Robert, James and Garfield Hurley as well as
Constable H.E. Kemp. Mrs. Cecil Boyd was also on the stand and stated that
her husband had been ailing with stomach trouble for some time and was
greatly concerned about his health. The jury after brief deliberation
returned a verdict to the effect that Mr. Boyd had taken his own life with
his own hand while in a despondent state of mind owing to poor health.
Members of the jury were Foreman, F.J. Elliott; Norman MacBurnie, Bert
Brooks, James Wetling, Paul Boudreau, Wm. MacDonald, Charles Downie, Ronald
MacDonald, Harry Leary, W.L. MacDonald, N. Robertson, George Roberts. Great
sympathy is extended to Mrs. Boyd and her five children.

Source: Dave Winter, 23 Apr 2012
Amherst Daily News, Wednesday, March 11, 1957, pg. #4; Reel #2685, NSARM,
Halifax, N.S.
FUNERAL: Cecil Boyd
Maccan, March 11 - The funeral of the late Cecil Boyd who passed away on
Sunday was held here on Tuesday afternoon from the home of his mother, Mrs.
Wm. Boyd. It was conducted by Rev. L.B. Estabrooks, with full choir in
attendance under the direction of the organist, Mrs. T.L. Powell. Hymns sung
were "Lead Kindly Light" and "Some Day We'll Understand". Pallbearers were
Dewis Rector, Vaughn Hoeg, Ora Hoeg, John Ripley, Russell Harrison, Purdy
Carter. Floral tributes were many and beautiful. The service was very
largely attended. Besides his wife and five small children he is survived by
his mother, three sisters and six brothers, Mrs. Irving Carter, New Jersey;
Mrs. L. Ash, Nantucket, U.S.; Mrs. Earl Hoeg, Maccan; Thornton and Ira of
Waterloo, Que.; Lee of Knowlton, Que.; Earl of Boston; Stanley and Wiley at
home. Interment was at the Baptist cemetery.

Source: Dave Winter, 23 Apr 2012

NSARM Cumberland Deaths, 1942; Book #199; Page #575
Cecil Rhodes Boyd, Married, Maccan, Laborer
Born 6 Apr 1900, N.S.
Died 8 Mar 1942, Maccan, age 41/11/2, of Concussion with brain hemorrhage;
Suicide - man shot himself in temple region
H/o Mrs. Clara Boyd
S/o William S. Boyd, N.S., and Ada T. Lund[sic]
Informant; Mrs. Ada Boyd, Maccan, Mother
Buried 10 Mar 1942, Maccan

Source: Dave Winter, 18 Apr 2012

NSARM Cumberland County death registrations
Year: 1942 Book: 199 Page: 575
Name: BOYD, Cecil Rhodes
DoB: 1900-04-06 NS
DoD: 1942-03-05 Maccan, NS
Age: 41y 11m 2d
Cause: concussion with brain hemorrhage/
"man shot himself thru at the temporal region"
Occupation: labourer
Marital status: married
Spouse: Clara Boyd
c/o: William S Boyd (NS) & Ada T Lund (NS) (Lunn?)
Burial: 1942-03-10 Maccan, NS
Informant: Mrs Ada Boyd, mother, Maccan, NS
[collected by EMKeys