BOYD, Diana – Diana (Hartley) Boyd passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021, in Charlotte County Hospital in St. Stephen, NB, Canada after complications from a long-standing heart condition and pneumonia. She was 95 years old.
Diana Hartley and her twin sister, Pauline, were born in London UK on 13 May 1926. For safety, the twins and their older sister, Sheila, were sent to orphanages outside of London at the beginning of World War II. After graduating from high school, Diana worked as a secretary for the Office of Overseas Trade. It was during that time that she met Garnet Allison Boyd, a Canadian naval officer seconded to the British Air Command. In 1946, they married and moved to St. Stephen, NB, Canada. The Boyds had three children, Lorraine (1948), David (1951) and Bryan (1955). After Garnet was blinded in a car accident, Diana worked as a secretary for the Flewelling Insurance Company.
Diana was active in the IODE (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire), the St. Croix Library and the Kirk McColl United Church where she assumed multiple roles over six decades. She was a member of the first Status of Women Commission for the Province of New Brunswick. She loved gardens, travel and giving presents to her extended family and friends.
Diana Boyd was preceded in death by her husband, her sisters, and her son, Bryan. She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Eden Hermann in College Station, TX; her son David Boyd in St. Stephen, NB; her granddaughter, Jessica Eden, in Toronto, ON, and her longtime friends Betty Moulton, Audrey MacAllister and Jean Henry. She was also a loving grandmother and great-grandmother to her extended Eden, Hermann and UK families.
A funeral service is scheduled for 1 pm on Wednesday 8 December 2021 at The SO Mehan & Son Funeral Home in St. Stephen with visitation from 12 to 1 pm. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the St. Croix Public Library, the Kirk McColl United Church or the Canadian Institute for the Blind. Online condolences and donations may be made at https://www.mehanfuneralhome.ca.