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Richard Bruce Boyce
December 27, 1935 - December 21, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">Boyce, Richard (Dick) Bruce, age 80 of Fall River, passed away suddenly December 21, 2016. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick on December 27, 1935 he was the son of Leo and Audrey Boyce. He lived life to the fullest to the very end and was very proud to tell everyone that he had just finished going to the gym for the 66th straight day. His family was the love of his life and he will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all but especially by his beloved wife Darline, children and grandchildren. <br> <br>He is survived by his life partner and loving wife of 63 years Darline (Priddle); sons Richard (Cheryl); Michael (Nancy); Stephen (Kerstin); sisters Nancy Starr Boyce and Susanne Boyce (Brendan Mullen); sisters-in-law Glennis Boyce and Doris (Priddle); and grandchildren Richard, Christopher, Sarah, Patrick, Jacqueline, Adam, Alex, Andrew, Katrina, Natasha, Danielle and Stephen-John as well as several great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his brothers, Leo, William and Gilbert. <br> <br>Dick was well known for his competitive nature, which earned him the nickname “Tiger” in the 1960s while excelling in all sports but particularly curling where he had the opportunity to represent his adoptive province of Nova Scotia at both the Brier and Canadian Mixed Championships. A little later in life he fell in love with golf and made many great friends and memories at Brightwood, Parrsboro and Ashburn despite never quite figuring out the handicap system. <br> <br>A lover of sports he was a long time fan of his beloved Boston Red Sox , Green Bay Packers and recently a New England Patriot convert. He enjoyed playing card games including bridge, crib and 45s. He loved getting together with his buddies on Wednesday for the weekly game of 45s even if he could never find a partner quite as good as him. <br> <br>As a youngster he dreamed of owning his own business and in 1973 he started A & B Tires in Lower Sackville, which is currently known as Sackville Tire & Alignment. Through his business activities he supported local causes such as the Cobequid Multi-Service Centre and the Fultz House Museum. His core belief in business was that you should give back your community. <br> <br>As a person who had a deep conviction about serving others he considered it an honour to stand as a candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada in the 1979 and 1980 general elections. Through his love of politics he met many great people he considered lifelong friends. <br> <br>Dick was a member of too many organizations to list but he was proud to call the Dartmouth Curling Club, Royal Canadian Legion Dieppe 90 and the Brightwood Golf Club home for significant times in his life. He was also a Shriner and member of the Masonic Lodge Minas 67, the Sundowners International and The Boys of Summer. He always cherished his years spent at the cottage in Parrsboro and the many fine people he met. <br> <br>His favorite scripture was Psalm 23. A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 7, at 2:00 p.m in St. Thomas Anglican Church, 3534 Highway #2, Fall River. Reception to follow immediately at the church. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cobequid Multi Service Centre and Fultz House Museum.</div>