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in memory of

Willie Arthur (Bill) Boyd

Willie Arthur (Bill) Boyd

20th May 1929 - 26th January 2022


A true Aussie battler, a larrikin, and fiercely independent until the very end.  

Bill passed quickly at home, and without pain aged 92 years.

Beloved husband of Verna (dec).

Much loved by his children Leo (dec), Tige and Joy (dec.), Graham and Cheryl, Lynne and Alan, Bev, Colin and Jodie, Brian and Pat, together with his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their families.

Your labour is done, your home is now heaven, no more must you wait.  

Your legacy lives on, your love of the land, and we will close the gate.

Vale Bill, Dad, Pop, Grandpa.


A Service of Thanksgiving for Bill's life will be held in St Mary’s Anglican Church, High Street, Kangaroo Flat

on Wednesday (February 2) at 2.00pm (please enter the carpark from the street behind the church).

Following refreshments in the church hall, the cortege will leave for the

Lockwood Cemetery, arriving approx 4.00pm.


12 responses to “Willie Arthur (Bill) Boyd”

  1. Julie Robertson says:

    A wonderful man who adored all of his family, and was, in return, loved greatly by them all.
    I have such great memories of travelling to the farm outside of Charlton and being made to feel so incredibly welcome both then and later on in Bendigo when I was visiting Joy, Tige and the girls.
    A true gentleman is now resting.
    Much love to all of the family.
    Unfortunately distance will keep me from attending Billy’s funeral on Wednesday.
    I will be thinking of you all.
    Julie Robertson xxx

  2. Jodie Boyd says:

    Thankyou Poppy for welcoming myself and my 2 boys into your family with open arms all those years ago.
    Nothing was ever too much trouble, always willing to lend a hand anytime day or night.
    You will be missed dearly, “would you like a cuppa love”.
    From your Daughter in law – Jodie

  3. Chelsea, Ammie & Hollie Boyd says:

    the one and only true honest man who always knew where the ice-cream, lolly and cookie jars were even if they were hidden. Especially for that cheeky cherry ripe.
    Memories will forever remain with warmth in our hearts just like our cuddles on your lap, with a snooze or two.
    No matter how many days, weeks, months, years, we may have spent apart we will always be connected forever and always.
    ♥️ Ammie, Chelsea & Hollie

  4. Tom Nicolson says:

    I’m going to miss you pop,
    I love you.
    – Tom x

  5. Graham and Cheryl Boyd says:

    It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Bill.
    Loving father figure to many, especially his son Graham, daughter-in-law Cheryl, grandsons Gavin, Russell and Jason, and their wives Chelsea, Aleisha and Erin.
    Forever in our hearts, goodbye, R.I.P.

  6. Tige Boyd says:

    My Dad, my farm boss, my mate.
    Your rest is well earned; I’ll be sure to check the stock for you.
    Love always, Tige

  7. Zoe, Jeremy and Dana says:

    Thank you for teaching us the fun lessons, always being ready for a laugh, and being there at the tough times when I needed your advice.
    My first dance partner, and one of the strongest blokes we’ve been privileged to know.
    We love you always Pop.
    – Zoe, Jeremy and Dana.

  8. Emma Comello says:

    Pop, it’s hard to imagine there won’t be any more trips to check the sheep, no more dances around the kitchen table, and no more sitting on the front verandah watching the world drive by.
    Thank you for all the laughs and life lessons you gave us; forever in our hearts.
    – Emma, Aaron, Declan & Megan xx

  9. Brian Boyd & Patty Dunn says:

    Our Dad, our mate, our card playing partner.
    Your humour, kindness and zest for life was infectious.
    We will miss our chats and trying to match wits with you in a good game of Cribbage.
    We were honoured and privileged to attend to your roses, under your careful supervision of course.
    We take comfort in knowing that you’re reunited with Nan.
    You will always be in our memories and hearts.
    Love you always, Brian and Patty

  10. Lynne Nicolson says:

    You have worked hard all your life.
    Now you deserve a rest.
    We will miss our random visits on our way past, and the Tim tams and cuppa
    with the great grandkids…even though the kids ate most of them.
    Time for you to rest now.
    Love always your daughter.
    You will always be my “Boris”
    – Lynne

  11. Lynne Nicolson says:

    You have worked hard all your life.
    Now you deserve a rest.
    We will miss our random visits on our way past, and the Tim tams and cuppa
    with the great grandkids. Even though the kids ate most of them.
    Time for you to rest now. Love always.
    You will always be my “Boris”
    – Lynne,

  12. Bev says:

    You have always been a hard worker, well, I guess that’s where I get it from. Now it’s your turn to rest.
    We didn’t always see things the same way and that was OK.
    You took great care of Mum when she needed you the most and for that I will be forever grateful.
    We all know how much you have been missing Mum and now you are both reunited. Knowing this makes me happy for you.
    Rest peacefully now Dad and say “Hi to Mum for us”
    Forever in my memories

Funeral Details

St Mary’s Anglican Church
195 High Street
Kangaroo Flat

2nd February 2022 at 2:00 PM

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