Boyd Campbell Affleck

Boyd Campbell Affleck 
On December 9, 2017, at the age of 92 and full of years, Boyd Affleck made his way home. He was
predeceased by Ruth, his wife of 60 years, their son John and granddaughters Candace and Crystal. He is
survived by the families of his eight children, including numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Boyd was born in Nelson and grew up in Beaver Falls in the Kootenay district of BC. He was sporty and
adventurous – skier, badminton champ – and once drove a motorcycle through a fiery hoop, much to his
mother’s chagrin.
As a teenager Boyd lived with his McDougall relatives in Haney. He was dared by friends to ask out the
Reverend’s oldest daughter, Ruth Haynes. He did, and they married when he returned from the Second
World War. 
Boyd studied at Vancouver Bible College, then went on to Biola University to train in jungle medicine in
preparation for life on the mission field with Ruth. Their plans did not unfold as hoped and Boyd moved his
family to Winnipeg for work. Their church community was a key part of life, and Boyd served as deacon and
bible study teacher. He worked as a pharmaceutical rep, and later acquired a Radio Shack franchise, first in
Winnipeg then on the west coast, where he and Ruth relocated.
During the war Boyd was part of the liberation of The Netherlands, and he returned to the town of Harlingen
for the 50th Anniversary celebrations, followed by several more trips over the years. The Dutch people
welcomed him warmly and he became fast friends with his hosts the de Vries family. 
Boyd had the great honour of visiting schools around Remembrance Day, speaking about the sacrifice of
Canadian veterans during the Second World War, adding his story to what was taught in history class. He
continued these speaking engagements as long as he was able. 
Boyd was a history buff, current affairs fan, photo enthusiast and bird watcher. He loved salmon fishing,
blackberry picking and road trips. Travel of any kind, really. He and Ruth managed to see a fair bit of the
world in their years together. Day trips and longer excursions with the family held many fond memories. 
Boyd’s final journey was his shortest and most important as he was gathered to his people and his Lord for a
glorious homecoming celebration.  
A private family event will be held in the new year.

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  1. To all the dear family of Boyd
    I am saddened to read of his passing to Heaven but glory for him. He was such a treasured father, grandfather and friend to so many. Your memories of him will last you a lifetime. Hugs to you all
    Diane Buckton

  2. Blessings of peace over each of you dear Affleck family during this time; Praying your hearts are each filled with anticipation and hope of Heaven where we will one day be Truly Home, our tears and sadnesses wiped away by the tender finger of our Lord Jesus Christ. Love to you all,
    Brian and Shannie Van Roekel

  3. Uncle Boyd will be greatly missed, we loved having him attend our church. I often would stop and visit with him in the foyer before the service. He spoke several times at a service close to Remembrance Day, and loved his visits with his daughter/s to Holland. Missing you Uncle Boyd, but so glad to hear of your move to Glory, safe in Jesus’s arms, with your sweetheart, Ruth,. Reunited with your son John, and granddaughters, Crystal and Candace.

  4. There are no words to say except that Uncle Boyd will most definitely be missed. You are all in my heart and prayers right now.

  5. I have this amazing memory of uncle Boyd I’d like to share.
    He was out fishing one day and if memory serves he showed up at one of our very early family reunions or maybe it was a Sunday dinner at Grandma Graces and came into the house and told us to come see what he’d caught that day.
    We walked outside and he opened a cooler in the back of his little pickup and pulled out an Octopus.
    First and only one I’ve seen in my life.
    From then on he was one of the coolest guys in my books.
    I mean ……who gets to drive around with an Octopus in his truck

  6. Sharon & Dave Stuebing

    Dear Cynthia, so very sorry for your loss. Sharon & Dave Stuebing

  7. May the Lord bless each one of you as you grieve the loss of an extraordinary man. He was bold, intelligent, warm, inspirational, coureagous, witty, kind,devout and committed man. We had the occasion to have many a good conversation and visit. Rest In Peace and Rejoice in our pleasure to have known and called you brother and friend.

  8. What a wonderful man. I have very fond memories of chatting with Boyd after services at Burnett Fellowship where he faithfully attended church. He was a great storyteller and loved his Lord so very much. He will be deeply missed but what is our loss is Heaven’s gain. God bless dear friend!!

  9. Sherie Greenwood

    Bev! my prayers are with you! Your dad will always be a veteraan angel!

    Take Care!


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