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Men Who Designed Windsor – John R. Boyde

John Boyde, 1929, from the Border Cities Star, during his time in partnership with J.C. Pennington.
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From the Windsor Star – June 20, 1955

    PROMINENT ARCHITECT, JOHN R. BOYDE DIES

    A prominent Windsor architect, John R. Boyde, 156 McEwen, died at his residence Sunday after a short illness.

    Mr. Boyde was born in Buffalo, NY and came to Windsor 45 years ago from Hamilton. He was active in the Windsor Council of the Knights of Columbus, being a chartered member of the 3rd and 4th degree and a former grand knight. He was also a member of the Holy Name Society, Holy Name of Mary Church. He was retired.

    Mr. Boyde designed many of the beautiful Catholic churches and grad schools in the district. He was the architect for two Gothic structures, St. Peter’s Seminary and Bresica Hall, in London, Ontario. He began to design schools in outlying districts previous to his retirement.

    Besides several monuments in the district, he designed his own parish church.

    Mr. Boyde is survived by his widow, Julia nee Gleeson, one son, Rev. John P. Boyde, St. Peter’s Cathedral, London, two daughters, Rev. Sister John Julia, St. Joseph’s Convent, Windsor, and Mar-Jo, at home, one sister, Miss Mary Boyde, Hamilton.

    Funeral services will be from Janisse Brother Funeral Home, 1139 Ouellette, Wednesday at 9:30 am to Holy Name of Mary Church at 10.

    Burial will be in Heavenly Rest Cemetery.

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