Thanks again Judy, I would really appreciate you helping me find his obituary. It seems with him being mentioned in the "Pioneer Memories" book and his wheeling & dealing in property let alone several court cases he may well have earned a decent obituary. Also would like a look at the death certificate - is it possible to purchase a copy?
As for his son Jimmy Boyd(e), since he was supposed to be 'a great athlete' following in his father's footsteps would it be possible to search any sporting/athletic media in British Columbia? Many thanks for your assistance.