Joyce Kellock Boyer

9/24/1926 - 4/25/2017

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In Loving Memory

Joyce Kellock Boyer (Nee McLaren)


It is with great sadness that we announce Joyce Kellock Boyer passed away peacefully at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in Oakville, Ontario on Tuesday April 25th, 2017. 
Joyce was the daughter of renowned artist Alex McLaren and an accomplished artist in her own right. She was an esteemed member of the Lakeshore Artists Association in Montreal’s West Island for many years and then later of the Oakville Art Society in Oakville Ontario. While an artist of many talents, she is best known for her paintings of children in many different scenarios which soon became known as “The Kellock Kids”. UNICEF, Governor General Roland Michener, hockey commentator Ron Maclean and numerous others were and are proud owners of her artwork.

She leaves behind her loving husband Ed Boyer and his 4 children Pat, Don, Raymond and Lyn and their families, her 3 children, Linda, Bob, and Peter and their families, her loving brother Ian McLaren and his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as the many wonderful cousins and members of the McLaren, MacPherson and Kellock clans, the loving Lunn family, and many friends inside and outside of the art world.

A memorial service for her will take place on Saturday, May 27th at 4:00PM at Glen Oaks Funeral Home (3164 Ninth Line, Oakville, Ontario) with visitation one hour prior. 

In lieu of flowers we’d ask that you make a donation to a long term care facility of your choice in your neighbourhood. 


Funeral Details

  • Memorial Visitation

    Glen Oaks Funeral Home

    Event Times

    5/27/2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Memorial Service

    Glen Oaks Funeral Home

    Event Times

    5/27/2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Reception

    Glen Oaks Funeral Home

    Event Times

    5/27/2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Posted by brian moore | 5/26/2017

Ed, our condolences to you and your Family. We will always have fond memories of those fun dinners at Gord and Win's house. Joyce was a wonderful person. Stay strong. Brian & Angie Moore

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Posted by Michel Tordjman | 5/14/2017

Dear Linda, Peter and Bob . I am sad to hear about the passing of your mom, Joyce. I had the pleasure of meeting your mom , at the age of 16 when I met Peter. I remember in the basement of your house many paintings hanging on the walls and a piano. I remember Joyce as a very soft spoken, classy and very kind lady. Your home was full of art . It was a comfortable feeling. I remember I was very attracted to her paintings. At a very young age , I was always attracted to paintings. Colors were always fun for me. Joyce will always be part of my life. She gave me amazing friends, her children. I have a great close friendship with Peter, like a brother . And of course the friendship and respect that I have for Bob and Linda. Joyce brought into the world beautiful children. Thank you Joyce. Louise and I are with you and pray for mom in her peaceful journey . Linda, Peter and Bob, our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. We are very sorry to not be present with you at a time of sorrow. Hope to see you all soon. Love and Peace Michel Tordjman

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