David Ralph


Year of Birth: 1966
Passed Away: July 31st, 2023

David Boyes, aged 56, was taken from us far too soon and passed away on July 31, 2023, in Delta, BC.
David was born in Feilding, New Zealand to Elinor Joy and Ronald Edmund Boyes – the second of 4 children. He travelled to Canada in late 1990s to play rugby where he met his wife, Jennifer, a few months later at a New Year’s party in Vancouver B.C.

David was a loving, kind, and patient husband and father with a wickedly dry sense of humour. Dave cherished his wife, his two daughters, his family, and his friends.

A passionate rugby and cricket player, Dave also enjoyed golf, crabbing, fishing, travelling and following the achievements of the All Blacks Rugby team.

Dave was a fitter-welder and worked for B.C. Ferries since 2007. He will be greatly missed by his work “family”.

David is preceded in death by his mother Elinor Joy.
He is survived by his loving wife Jennifer, daughters Claire and Emma, sisters Kathryn and Margot (Andrew), brother Peter (Serena), nieces Nikki, Edyn, Lucy and Amy, and nephew Hunta.
David will remain in his friends’ and family’s hearts and live through their shared memories, smiles, and laughter.

Donations in David’s name can be made to B.C. Cancer Foundation.

Celebration to Honour Dave begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 12th at Beach Grove Golf

Club, 5946 12 Ave, Delta, B.C. (livestream viewing: https://youtube.com/live/XqSMD5YfWe4)

David Ralph Boyes
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