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Sad News, Jamie Boyd passes

February 21, 2018

Tavistock, ON - - Sad News, Jamie Boyd passes

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Sad news passed to us by Sam Forbes and Shakespeare Falcons.

It's with deep sadness we share the news of the untimely passing of Jamie Boyd. A great teammate, father and friend to many. We extend our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Jamie. #61




 From ISC Canada East:

We are extremely saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Jamie Boyd, formerly with the Shakespeare Falcons. Jamie was the 2010 Kevin Herlihy ISC Newcomer of the Year and was named to the ISC All-World team that year in Midland. He was also named to several ISC II All-Tournament teams with Tavistock Merchants and Bridgeport Braves. More recently, Jamie was coaching his son in the Tavistock Athletics minor ball program. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Boyd family, as well as to his close friends in the Falcons family.




Jamie Wilfred Boyd of Tavistock, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the young age of 41 years.

Born in Stratford, raised in Shakespeare, cherished son of Larry (Lou) and Muriel (Downham) Boyd. Jamie was the proud owner of the family business, Boyd Electrical Services, since 2008. He had a never ending passion and love for fastball, and touched so many hearts on and off the field. 

Loving and dear husband for 20 years of Tracey (Voisin) Boyd. Proud father of Shelby Hayle (Jordan) and Tye Boyd.

Beloved brother of David Boyd (Jennifer) and Janice Berg (Jeff) and brother-in-law Michael Voisin. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Shelby May Boyd, Nick Boyd, Katelyn Berg, Carter Berg and Ryan Berg, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many, many good friends and teammates. Predeceased by Mother-in-law and Father-in-Law, Margaret “Peg” (December 2013) and Basil Voisin (February 2018).

Friends, relatives and teammates may visit at Francis Funeral Home, 77 Woodstock Street North, Tavistock on Saturday February 24th from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Shakespeare Optimist Hall on Sunday February 25th at 1 p.m., with refreshments to follow, all are welcome. Rev. Rob Congram will officiate. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Tavistock Minor Ball Association through the funeral home by calling 519-655-2431 or at the Shakespeare Optimist Hall on Sunday.

​Visit Jamie's obituary notice on Facebook.


On Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at approximately 4:30 p.m., the Almaguin Highlands Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with the South River Machar Fire Department and the Parry Sound Emergency Medical Service (EMS) investigated a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a single motorized snow vehicle.


The driver of the motorized snow vehicle, James Boyd, 41 of Tavistock Township, Ont. was travelling eastbound along King Lake Road when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree on the south side shoulder of the road. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are continuing to investigate and a post mortem is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.