Oshawa Funeral Home


James Joseph Boyd

15 octubre , 195630 julio , 2018

BOYD, James Joseph (Retired General Motors Employee of 30 years) It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of James Joseph Boyd. He passed away unexpectedly at his home on July 30th, 2018 at the age of 61. Beloved father of Cheryl (Chris) and Natalie (Baha). Loving brother of Gerry (Laurie), Anne, Margaret (Richard) and Mike (Christine). Cherished Papa to Greyson, Arwen, Inaya and Raziya. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. Jim was an avid video gamer, incredibly talented guitarist, as well as a sci-fi and computer geek. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West, (905-721-1234) on Wednesday, August 8th, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, August 9th, at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow. Donations can be made to SickKids in honour of his granddaughter Inaya or the Humane Society of Durham in memory of his love for animals.


  • Visitation

    miércoles, 8 agosto , 2018

  • Funeral Service

    jueves, 9 agosto , 2018


James Joseph Boyd



16 septiembre , 2018

Saddened to read about James passing away.
I spent 10 years working with this fine fellow at G.M. and know he is sadly missed by his fellow workers.
Rest in Peace

Margaret Macdonald

4 agosto , 2018

I'm still in shock since my brother Jim passed away. I'm going to miss him so much. I know he is in a better place now. Rest easy big brother until we meet again. I love you.

Ed Bolton

3 agosto , 2018

I am shocked and saddened that Jim has passed.

We met in Grade 9, being in the same homeroom, and both loved music. We discovered the music of Black Sabbath together, and Jim went on to master the licks and riffs of the great Tony Iommi.

I accompanied Jim to Wilson & Lee Music store, where he purchased his very first Gibson SG.

I was honoured to be Jim's Best Man at his wedding, so many years ago.

He is missed dreadfully.

Until we meet again, Jim!

Diane Kindree

2 agosto , 2018

I was deeply saddened to hear of Jim’s passing! He was a great coworker and team leader at General Motors, Truck plant where my partner Frank and I kept him entertained!! Even more sad, is the fact he didn’t get to enjoy more years retired! May he Rest In Peace!!

Courtney Brightman

2 agosto , 2018

Uncle Jim was one of a kind, a gentle soul who always seemed to have something to say. I may have not been super close to him but I know for a fact he was a good brother, father and grandfather. His passion for guitars and his ability to play anything just by listening to a song was very impressive. Which I had those skills. I hope your somewhere looking down on the rest of us and smiling because I don’t think I’ve ever seen you without one. Rest easy Uncle Jim, love you and will miss you.

Brett Brightman

2 agosto , 2018

He was the best uncle anyone could have he always played video games with me and he was a funny guy he let me sleepover once in awile where we would play games together he would play the guitar which was so cool, he will be deeply missed. Ps sorry im not good with words.

Anne Boyd

2 agosto , 2018

My brother Jim used to have me over to his house just to talk. I really appreciated that but as life went on and i got really sick and was no longer well enough to go out he would keep in touch with me and never judge me. The last time I saw him was on June 14th when we both happened to be in the hospital for the same procedures. I was leaving and he was going in and I gave him a big hug and kiss. I'm so glad for that not knowing that would be the last time I would see him. I am truly blessed to have known you Jim my dear brother and I will truly miss you. Until we meet again my loving brother. Spread your wings and soar. I love you so much.

Margaret macdonald

1 agosto , 2018

When I was a teenager our family went to Marineland for vacation. I always got sick when I sat in back seat. Even though I threw up in the car my big brother Jim let me rest my head on his shoulder so I wouldn't feel so sick. Thanks Jim.