Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Edson Boyd (1912-1998)
Born at Brandon on 19 July 1912, son of John Crawford Boyd (1869-1948) and Jessie Ellen Jobb (1882-1971), he became a chartered accountant after attaining the highest grade on the Institute of Chartered Accountants final exam in 1943. For 12 years, he operated a Brandon accountancy office on behalf of the Winnipeg firm of Laird Sprague and Company, which was later purchased by Ron Myers to form Myers, Norris and Penny. In 1956, when Laird Sprague merged with McDonald Currie, he relocated to Winnipeg as a partner in the firm. In 1968, he became a corporate consultant at Richardson Securities of Canada and, in 1970, was admitted to partnership. He was a director of Metropolitan Stores of Canada and General Distributors of Canada.
On 7 October 1939, he married Doris Almeda Lints (?-2000, daughter of Henry Lints of Decker) at Brandon and they raised two children, John Edson Boyd and Margaret Doris Boyd. Starting in 1956, the family resided at 850 Wellington Crescent.
He served as President of the Brandon Kinsmen Club (1948). A Manitoba Chambers of Commerce representative to the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, he later served as Honorary Treasurer and then as President of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce (1964-1965). In 1973, he was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He served on the board of the Manitoba Theatre Centre and Victoria General Hospital (Chair, 1980). He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, and Winnipeg Winter Club where he was an avid curler, competing in local and national competitions.
He died at Winnipeg on 24 July 1998.
Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 July 1998, page C7.
Obituary [Doris Almeda Boyd], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 April 2000.
This page was prepared by John Perrin and Gordon Goldsborough.
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