Cole Thomas BOYD

Our beloved son Cole passed away suddenly on April 8, 2022, at the age of 39 years. He was a man who was loving, enjoyed his family and friends and took great pleasure in being with them. He could be counted on to help anyone that needed him, and was a true and loyal friend to many. We, his family, will remember him for the joy he brought to us his whole life, and for his kind and generous heart. We will miss his laughter, his voice, his intelligence and humour, and his blue eyes that shone with pride in his kids. We will miss his smile, his handsome face, his big bear hugs and watching him with his children, who were his life’s greatest joy. Together they spent many happy times, just being together, watching movies cuddled on the sofa, camping, swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding. They were especially fond of Narrow Lake, which Cole described as his idea of heaven on earth, and where they made so many good memories. 

As a tradesperson, Cole was much admired and accomplished in his field, and was an invaluable teacher to many. He was meticulous and skilled and took great pride in his workmanship. Many of his coworkers have sent messages to let us know how he inspired them, and the positive influence he had on them.

Cole was predeceased by his grandparents, Robert and Eileen Landreville, grandfather Beverly Boyd, and step grandfather Jim Smoole. He is survived by his parents, Doaker and Joann Boyd, brother Jared Boyd, his children Nathan and Claire Boyd and their mother Tureena, his grandmother Katie Smoole, as well as many aunts, uncles and extended family. Also left to mourn his loss is his partner and angel on earth, Edel Minnock. We are so grateful to her for the care, comfort and love she gave to him.

In recent years, Cole suffered with and battled Bipolar Disorder, and complications from a severe concussion. He fought hard for his mental health, we know he did. We will not let these recent hard times define his life, he was so much to so many and accomplished a great deal in the short time he was here. It is painful for us now, our sorrow is so fresh at the loss of him.    We will always be grateful and proud that he was our son.

We are having a private graveside service at a cemetery out of the city where he will be laid to rest beside family. In lieu of flowers, we would like to ask that you please consider making a donation in Cole’s name toward mental health in your community. Thank you.

51 Comments

  1. Donalyn Boyd

    My sincere condolences to my Brother, Sister-in-law and nephew for this loss. I can still hear Cole’s giggle in my ears and see his handsome face with the brightest blue eyes. Rest in peace dear nephew. With love and prayers. Donalyn & Lee

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    • Barbara Love

      Our hearts are filled with such sadness with this news. Was such a beautiful tribute to Cole. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
      Our deepest condolences, love and hugs.
      Barb and Bud Love

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  2. Mariah Valiente

    This is a beautifully written tribute to Cole. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

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    • Keith Dupasquier

      Dear Joann, Jared and Doaker, mere words cannot possibly describe the emptiness you must all be feeling.
      My heart weeps for all of you.I pray you can find some solace in that now, Cole is basking in the Glory of God the Father. Any pain or tribulations are forever gone, until such day as we are all called home .
      Amen
      Much Love
      Keith

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  3. Jennifer Joss

    Heart breaking to hear, deepest condolences to family and friends of this wonderful man.
    He lit up our lives and was always there with a helping hand in renovations.

    Our family misses Cole & Magoo, but our open hearts will keep them near.
    Prayers going out to the BOYD Family.

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    • Alex Cummings

      RIP old friend

      We met in high school and became friends almost immediately over our shared love for mechanics, football, and slurpies.

      I’ll always remember the times we shared and am deeply sorry to hear he has left us.

      My heart goes out all this who hold him in their heart.

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  4. Charlene Minnock

    Our sincerest condolences to all who knew and loved Cole. May he rest in peace. Charlene (Minnock), Louis & Trevor English.

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  5. Susie

    I THESSALONIANS 4:13-17

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  6. Bill Evans

    I had the great pleasure of working beside Cole and his father, Doaker. He was great to be around and fun to watch him spar with his father over a electrical issue. You always saw the pride in his father’s eyes. He will be greatly missed.

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  7. Dale.L

    You could never be down at work with Cole , he will be missed.

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  8. Dave and Kasia Seddon

    We remember Cole fondly and always enjoyed his company. Whether it was talking about his work, or football, or what needed to be done at that moment he was always friendly and helpful. Rest In Peace Cole.

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    • Karly & Will Presley

      Our hearts are heavy with the news of Cole’s passing. We will remember Cole for many things, especially his big hugs, charming smile, sarcastic wit and ability to tackle any project with speed and perfection. He will be greatly missed. We pray for peace and comfort for his family and loved ones during this difficult time.

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      • Stevie Cristina

        Gone but never forgetten♥️♥️you were such an inspiration to Joey and I and you helped him find his career path!! You always made laugh and made me feel accepted. You were such an incredible person and will be missed dearly.

  9. Ava Landreville

    Cole was such a great cousin, I am going to miss our laughs together❤️❤️

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  10. Jackie Bazin

    Joann, Doaker and family

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Cole’s passing and offer you our most sincere condolences. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time.

    Gilles and Jackie Bazin

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  11. Jared Boyd

    I’ll remember my brother Cole as a caring and hardworking person, an incredible father, and someone who could always make me laugh. I will think about him everyday. I love you, Cole.

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  12. Carole Kuzyk

    What a beautiful eulogy! We had numerous occasions through the years to enjoy Cole. No words can be enough for the loss of this young man.
    Carole and Stan.
    Our prayers are with the family.

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  13. Debbie Landreville

    Doaker, Joann and Jared With Sincere Sympathy; Cole’s life was far too short. Your tribute to Cole told his story perfectly. Precious are the memories. May your love for him be with you always.

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  14. Darcy Kuzyk

    To the Boyd Family.

    Sorry to hear about your loss. My memory of Cole was that we always had a good time playing as kids at the Family gatherings. Hope you all stay Strong through this difficult time. We are thinking of you at this time.

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  15. Stefan Ladan

    My deepest sympathy to all his family friends… a life stolen way to early. His bold presence will be missed.

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    • Fred Perri

      My heartfelt condolences to Doaker,Joann and Jared. A very special tribute in Cole’s honour.

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    • James Robertson

      Cole was a guy you were thankful to have as a friend. There to help anyone and loyal to a fault. The man was many things to many people and tied a large part of our circle together. We was our defacto leader and he was the anchor for many of us. Those that lived at 85 Morgan will understand. What I wouldn’t give to just have seen him one more time. A big part of all of us died with him, and Cole truly was a one of a kind person, heart on him bigger than anyone I know. He was full of so much knowledge and really was a “Do-er” not just a “Say-er”. He lived his life his way, and it’s still so surreal that he’s gone. He leaves behind so many friends and loved ones and I will always keep his memory alive until I die myself. What I wouldn’t give to have him back, it messes with your head like it’s some sick nightmare, but the reality sets in and my heart just breaks.
      Cole you were loved by so many people and you were a friend that’s one of a kind. They don’t make em like you anymore my friend.
      Until we cross paths again one day, rest easy. Gone way too soon.

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  16. Bonnie and Larry MacTavish (Landrevile)

    Joann, Doaker and Jared
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We’re holding you close in our thoughts… and hoping you’ll find some comfort in knowing we care about you all and wish there were some way we could help ease your sorrow.

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  17. Terry and Harold Janssen (Landreville)

    Joann, Doaker and family
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

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    • Dan Wanchuk

      Our deepest sympathies from the Wanchuk family. Thinking of the Boyd family during this heart breaking time.

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  18. Dale Evoy and Leona Gom

    Thank you, Joann and Doaker, for this beautiful tribute to Cole. Your words remind us of what a fine man he was and of how lovingly he will be remembered. Our thoughts are with you.

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  19. Dale Evoy and Leona Gom

    Thank you, Joann and Doaker, for this beautiful tribute to Cole. Your words remind us of what a fine man he was and of how lovingly he will be remembered. Our thoughts are with you.

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  20. Neil McInnes

    So sorry for your loss. Our family prays for yours at this time.

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  21. Steve & Colleen Chwedoruk

    Joann, Doaker and family…our thoughts are with you during this unimaginable time.

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  22. Bill Friedrich

    We just heard the tragic news. We are very sorry for your terrible loss. Cole’s life was much too short. Thinking about you, Doaker, and your family.
    Bill & Fay Friedrich

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  23. Simone Landreville

    Dear Joann, Doaker and Jared and family, my sincere condolences. I am so sorry to hear the passing of Cole. What a beautiful tribute Cole so young Heaven has gained another Angel. Thinking of you all in these difficult days and weeks ahead. Hold on to each other and hold on on to all them beautiful memories. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

    Rest In Peace Cole.

    Cousin

    Simone Landreville

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  24. Carmel Minnock & Edels’ Cousins, Ireland.

    Edel we are all thinking about you at this very sad and extremely difficult time. Our sincere condolences to Cole’s heartbroken Parents and Family…your tribute to your precious son is special.

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  25. Rene and Colette Hebert (Manitoba)

    Doaker, Joann and Jared

    We are heartbroken to hear about the loss of your son and brother
    Cole. Cherish those special memories. He left this world far too
    soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very
    difficult time.

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  26. Mariane and Jim Stewart

    Joann, Doaker and Jared. What a beautiful tribute to Cole. He was an amazing son and brother . Your memories of him are your treasures . Hold them close to your heart . All of you are in our prayers . Rest In Peace Cole .

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  27. Grant & Patti Landreville

    Doaker,Joann & Family

    So Sorry To Hear Of Your Loss
    Our Thoughts And Prayers Are
    With You At This Difficult Time.

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  28. Jerry Dupasquier

    Joanne and Doaker and family,
    There are no words for the pain you must be experiencing, I’m so so saddened for you and feel pain in my heart for you all .
    Jerry Dupasquier

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  29. Dionne Machado

    What a great photo of you. ❤️ Life is complicated and sometimes too heavy with its pain. It’s hard to understand loss sometimes, but maybe our job isn’t to understand. Maybe it’s just to feel it, and to respect those around us who work so hard to keep going in the face of such personal struggles. ❤️

    My heart aches for you and our family, but I also understand your pain. I think these words put it best: “We will not let these recent hard times define his life.” Exactly – we are defined by more than our hard times.

    Cole, I hope your heart hurts no longer. I hope you find peace amongst the stars. ❤️

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  30. Mark o reilly

    I only knew Cole for a short while but his big heart shone through from the moment I met him.RIP Cole.Deepest condolences to his Mom,Dad,brother,children and the rest of his family and friends and to his loving partner Edel.

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  31. Jean Skarban

    As Michael Skarban’s mom I understand and share the pain of a son leaving far to soon. Dwell on the happy times.

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  32. Keith Dupasquier

    Joann,Jared,Doaker,
    Mere words could not possibly describe the sorrow you all must be feeling now.
    My heart weeps for all of you.
    I pray you can find some solace in that Cole is now basking in the magnificent radiance of God the Father, where there are no more tears, no more suffering, no more anguish. He will be there waiting as each of us are called home in our own time, where we all can be reunited forevermore.

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    • Shelly Fedoruk

      Joann, Doaker & Family
      I am sorry for your loss💙
      Cole has a very special place in my heart- he was so good natured generous kind helpful caring witty humorous. There are not enough words to describe your beautiful son.
      He was a very good friend of my sons who worked out of town like his father! But if I needed something or help he was always there for me asking whats up Mama Fedoruk what do you need and he was always there for me🥰
      I will miss Cole everyday💙
      Shelly Fedoruk

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  33. Marie Landreville

    Sincere sympathy Joann and Doaker. My words cannot help you in your loss and suffering but please know you are thought about at this sad time. Thinking of you, Marie Landreville (Ron)

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  34. Joe and Joelle Landreville

    A beautiful and heartfelt tribute for your son and brother Cole. Our sympathies, thoughts, and prayers are with you at this time.

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  35. Patricia Sawich

    Dear Cole’s Family;
    We are very deeply saddened by the loss of Cole. We send you all, God’s Blessings and May He Comfort Your Grieving. May The Perpetual Light Shine Upon Cole’s Soul.

    Love
    Pat, Dave Sawich and Families

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  36. Dennis McDougall

    You will be missed my friend, I appreciate all the good times we shared together and never any bad memories. We’ve helped each other through good times and hard times during our friendship and I thank you for that. RIP

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  37. Michael Wanchuk

    Sorry to hear of Cole’s passing. Thinking of you Doaker,

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  38. Seamus and Cheryl Tracey

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Cole was a kind and generous person with a great sense of humour. Cole will be dearly missed.

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  39. Ben Boschman

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Cole’s willingness to help his peers was a true gift. Thinking of your family during this difficult time.

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  40. Tim Boschman

    Even the most healing words will fall short right now or seem meaningless in front of the agony you and your family are experiencing. My deepest condolences thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Doaker.

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  41. Sue Saulnier

    My dear friend Joann, your obituary is a wonderful tribute to your precious son. My heart breaks for you and your family. Hold each other close and remember all the great memories you got to share. I am sending you love and strength.

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    • Grant Smythe

      Doaker and Family!

      What a beautiful tribute to Cole!

      I am saddened by the tragic news but feel privileged to have worked with him and Doak!

      I appreciated his directness, work ethic, infectious humour and warm smile!

      My prayers are with you.

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