Hugh Benjamin Boyd

Boyd, Hugh Benjamin

86, passed away on Tuesday, January 25th, peacefully at home. Born in Nova Scotia, he graduated with a degree in maritime science/ business administration. Known by many as the “Cap’n”, he helped build and sail the replica HMS Bounty for nearly 40 years. He enjoyed canoe/kayak racing, long distance running, hiking, and climbing mountains. He was also a classically trained pianist and taught himself the accordion and bagpipes.


He was preceded in death by his birth parents Ruby and Tom Boyd Sr.his stepmother Effie and wife of over 50 years Sharon Dewar Boyd. He is survived by his daughter Tara Boyd (Rob) Beesley, son Tom Boyd; grandchildren, Shea(15) and Ruby(11); sister Isabel; and many nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed by family and friends who will never forget his gentle, kind demeanor, his generosity, and his easy smile. There will be a private family service. Rest in peace dear Daddy. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to his amazing caregiver Peggy Quigley who treated him like a king in his final years battling Alzheimer’s. Please Venmo @Margaret-Quigley-12.


“ I must go down to the sea again, to the vagrant gypsy life,

To the gulls way and the whales way where the winds like a whetted knife;

All I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,

And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long tricks over”