Vale Ken Boyd
15 February 2013
With great sadness, we wish to notify Tweed MOL members of the passing of Ken Boyd, aged 78 years. Ken (or “Horror” as he was known to mates) was widely recognised as one of the best Tweed league products of his generation.
After a long hard fight Ken passed away peacefully at St Vincents Hospital Lismore on Friday 15th February.
Ken was born and raised in a strong rugby league family at Condong, and was the 15th of 17 children to Jim and Myrtle BOYD.
Jim was the founding member of the now defunct Kangaroos RLFC, the same club where Kens 1st grade career started in 1953.
Kens career saw him play at Cudgen, Leeton-Wamoon (Group 20), Murwillumbah Brothers, Inverell (Group 19 Capt./Coach), Woodburn (Group 1 Capt/Coach), and ending in 1967 with Western Suburbs (Group 1 Capt/Coach).
Ken won premierships with Cudgen in 1955 and 59, with Brothers in 1961 and 62 (also winning the Anthony Shield in these years).
In 1962 he captained North Coast against the touring Great Britain side at a packed Oakes Oval in Lismore.
He is survived by his wife Jan, children Tim, Jason and Nicola, and siblings Barry, Audrey and Betty.
Friends and former teammates are warmly invited to attend a celebration of Kens life to be held at Parkview Funeral Home, Holland Street GOONELLABAH, Saturday 23rd February commencing at 11am, followed by gathering at the adjacent Lismore Workers Sports Club. Attendees are encouraged to bring Tweed RL memorabilia to share with family and friends.