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Frederick William (Freddy) Boyd

BOYD , Frederick William (Freddy) - It is with great sorrow that our family gives notice that our one and only Freddy has passed away on Jan. 11, 2018 at St. Catharines General Hospital. He was loved dearly by his family and many citizens and friends in the community. Brother to Shirley Johnson, Danny Boyd, Violet Bye, Darlene DeNapoli, Colin Boyd. He will be missed dearly. Rest in Peace brother we love you. Fly Free. Family will receive friends for visitation on Monday Jan. 15, 2018 at 9am - 11am with service to follow at Patrick Darte's Funeral Home, 39 Court St.13243414
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RIP
Posted by Genny P. (read article) On Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Dear Family of Freddy, I just read the article in the paper, my heard goes out to you. I have posted Freddy's "Solitary" poem on my FB timeline and the article from the newspaper, all credits have been given. Thank you for having the love and courage to share your love of Freddie and his personal circumstances. Hopefully this might start a fire under the rear ends of many in politics to help address these situations.

Thank-you
Posted by Karen Orlandi (Outreach Worker & Friend) On Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Thank-you for all the lessons Freddy taught me. When he would yell, I thought he was yelling at me, but it was his tooth! I learned, it wasn't about me. When he couldn't do something and he would ask me to help - I learned about trust. When he was banned from city hall, community care, the library, ODSP, etc... I learned about true marginalization. Bus most of all, I learned how to care for someone unconditionally, and have that returned a thousand fold. Love you and miss you, my friend...
Thank you to the family
Posted by Joan Fleming (Friend from the church) On Tuesday, January 16, 2018
thank you for sharing such personal images of Freddy at the service on Monday. There were some good laughs and at times not a dry eye in the house. Freddy would have said something vile, and then apologized, but would have loved that so many loved him. Please consider publishing that poignant and compassionate poem. It should be heard.
So sorry I missed it
Posted by Heather Fasulo (Boozan) (Friend to the family) On Monday, January 15, 2018
Violet and family

I'm so sorry but only heard this afternoon coming home from work on the radio that Fred had passed. I'm very sorry to you all. I've known Fred since our school days at Robertson School and even it was about 20 years I hadn't seen him until the last 12 years and whenever we t he always called me by name and I him. He never forgot his roots and loved you so very much.

remembering the early days downtown
Posted by thom sacco (childhood friend) On Monday, January 15, 2018
i met freddy and his brother danny while attending st. nicks...we grew up tough in the downtown and we stood up for each other...it saddens me to think that this good guy fell upon difficult times,but i will remember freddy from the good old days downtown...be at peace old friend

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