Reta Boyd

Obituary of Reta Boyd

Reta Edith (McKay) Boyd 17/07/1935-04/03/2022 With family at her side, Reta peacefully departed this mortal world leaving a void in our hearts forever. Reta was born on July 17th, 1935 in the Magdalen Islands to Austin and Vernie McKay. The 8th of 12 children, Reta has four surviving siblings, older sisters, Mazie and Doris; younger brothers, Bruce and Louie. Reta was married to John DeBlois Boyd for 50 plus years before his passing in 2011. Often referred to as her ‘Greatest Treasure’, Reta’s sons, John Douglas, Gregory and Paul are also left to mourn and honor her memory. Her light will also live on in several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mom was an adventurer, mentor, published writer and favorite teacher to many as she spent over 35 years nurturing Halifax’s youth. Reta was a devoted competitor, handler and breeder of German Shepherd dogs under the Kennel Prefix of Blackcrest. She held many voluntary positions in the dog world in Nova Scotia and nationally. But mostly known as the driving force of the Nova Scotia German Shepherd Dog Club for over 60 years. Many will remember Reta for her dog training classes and time spent judging obedience and rally trials. Many thanks for the fantastic care and compassion from the staff at Northwood, Bedford. Thank you to T.J. Tracey’s for helping us complete Mom’s journey here on earth. Words cannot express the great appreciation that we have to our extended family and our loved ones. We will be having a celebration of life at one of Reta’s favorite places! B & R Pet Supplies, 257 Windsor Junction Rd, Windsor Junction, NS B2T 1G7, on Sunday, April 10, 2022 from 12-3 pm . Please bring your stories, tears and laughter, nothing else required. The interment will take place at a later date.

Celebration of Life!

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, April 10, 2022
B&R Pet Supplies
257 Windsor Junction Road
Windsor Junction, Nova Scotia, Canada
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