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Daniel "Beaver" Bovaird


Daniel "Beaver" Bovaird

It’s with heartfelt sadness that the family of Daniel (Beaver) W. Bovaird announce his passing on June 6th at his home in Saint John.  Dan is survived by his three sons, Shane Bovaird (Alexia), Jamie Bovaird, Justin Bovaird, and his step children, Tara Daley (Matthew), Owen Healey and Beth Wheaton (Chris); his grandchildren, Isabelle Bovaird, Taylor Bovaird, D'Andre Bovaird, Leona Bovaird, Kiera Daley, Lachlan Daley, Morgan Healey, Leah Healey, Krynn Wheaton and Makynleigh Wheaton; his many siblings, Sharon Fiander-Bovaird, Mary-Ellen (late Verne) Webster, John Bovaird (Gail), Joseph Bovaird (Patricia), Perry Bovaird (Andrea), Michael Bovaird (Marilyn), Jackie O'Hanley, Tim Bovaird (Pam) and his mother Elsie (Johnston) Bovaird.  Dan was predeceased by his father Walker Bovaird, sister Judy (Bovaird -Coughlan) and wife, Pam Kingston.

Dan’s experiences throughout his life, could fill a book.  He travelled the world with his wife, Pamela Kingston and created cherished memories and experiences which he often shared. He was a man of many talents which he demonstrated throughout his life.  Whether with carpentry, or mechanical work, he rarely sat still, always taking pride in his work. Dan's family was a huge part of his life and many great times were spent at BBQ's and get togethers. Dan was always seen with a smile and was quick to make people laugh.

His loss is deeply felt by all his children and grandchildren and the memories will never be forgotten. He enjoyed many activities with them; a cheerleading festival with granddaughter Isabelle or a Baseball game with Taylor. Puttering and fixing something or the other around Shane's house in Hampton; like when he extended the shed in the yard and put up a fence which took twice as long as it should of. Only because he enjoyed spending so much time tinkering and talking. He even had the honor of walking Tara down the aisle on her wedding day.

Dan was a man of many stories and his antics throughout his life will be fondly remembered by those who loved him. Always the social butterfly, he was first known as Beaver, and lastly to those who lived around him, as the Mayor of King St East; he was a born story teller and easily liked by all.  But by whatever name you knew him, Dad, Dan, Beaver, Pappy, brother, or uncle, he meant something to us all. And his loss will be felt.

In keeping with Dan’s wishes, there will not be any visitation or service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB.

Donations in memory of Dan, may be made to Saint John Community Mental Health Services.  Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through

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In keeping with Dan's request, there will be no visitation or service.

Requested Charity
Saint John Community Mental Health Services