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Derek Boyce


Derek Boyce
Derek Boyce
Derek Terrence Boyce of Plaster Rock, NB, passed away unexpectedly at his home on July 4, 2019.

Derek was born in England on September 2, 1940. He was the son of the late William and Violet Boyce. Derek leaves behind his daughters, Tammy Foster of Woodstock, NB, Ann Powers (Roger) of Wapske, NB, Angel Long (Corey) of Hartland, NB, Madison Boyce of New Denmark, NB; his sons, Ricky Boyce of Plaster Rock, NB, Michael Haines and Andrew Haines, both of Moncton, NB; his granddaughters, Chloe, Colleen, crystal, Sophia, Addilyn, and Avery; his grandsons, Mark, Callan, Wyatt, Dominic, Kaleb, and Wesley; his special nieces, Debbie Porter, Linda Ruff, Barbara Green; and special nephews, David and John Ruff.

Derek was predeceased by his parents, sister Betty Ruff; brothers Billy and Alan Boyce of England; his special nephew, Ed Ruff; and his grandson, Liam Haines.

Derek came over to Canada with his sister, Betty Ruff (Noah), at the age of five following the passing of his parents. He was raised by his sister and her husband who he considered as mum and dad. Derek worked for Tomlinson Mill in Blue Mountain Bend, NB, for 25 years. He then worked for Sadler's Mill where he really enjoyed working until his retirement.

Funeral service was held on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 2 pm from the Tobique Chapel. Rev. Aaron DeMerchant officiated.

Music for the service was by Rev. Aaron DeMerchant. Remembrances were shared by David Ruff, John Sadler, and John-Dexter Sadler.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brunswick Funeral Home, Perth-Andover and Plaster Rock, NB.
Service Date
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Service Time
2 pm
Service Location
Tobique Chapel, Plaster Rock, NB

Visitation Time
1-2 pm
Visitation Location
Tobique Chapel, Plaster Rock, NB

Requested Charity
NB Heart and Stroke Foundation or the NB Extra Mural Program