Mcnally, William Boyd
Mr. William Boyd McNally, age 78 years, a resident of Rosslyn Village, passed away in Thunder Bay Regional Hospital on Friday, September 12, 2003 following a brief illness. He was born February 3, 1925 in Fort William to Walker and Mary McNally. He attended Oliver Township schools and the Vocational High School. He began his working career at Canada Car as a tool and die maker. He joined the Royal Canadian Airforce in 1943 and trained at various bases across Canada and received his wings as a wireless air gunner. He went overseas in February of 1945 as the war was coming to an end. After the war, he was employed at Hill's Greenhouse, working with his Uncle Charles. He was later employed as an office clerk at the Rosslyn Brickyard, as a mechanic at Rosslyn Service, and as a millwright at Western Grain Elevator, retiring in 1992. Boyd was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed radio controlled model aviation and in his retirement was an enthusiastic golfer. . He was a charter member of Pinegrove United Church and was actively involved in the life of the congregation.He was predeceased by his mother Mary in 1941 and his father Walker in 1951. Boyd is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Alma (Carter), son Christopher Rand of Rosslyn Village, daughter and son-in-law Heather and Michel Desautels and grandchildren Phillip and Rebecca of Saskatoon, brother Walker Lang and sister-in-law Carol McNally of Thunder Bay and nephews Steven, Todd and Michael McNally. . He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. A private interment will be held at Stanley Hill Cemetery at 10:00am on Wednesday, September 17. This will be followed by a memorial service for family and friends at 11:00am at Pinegrove United Church with the Rev. Jann Sampson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.