Freeman was a strong proponent of the local food industry. He obtained a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Guelph and was a life long learner. He served as past president of the Owen Sound Field Naturalists. He was best known as an outdoorsman, an avid birder and knowledgeable Naturalist.
Freeman was a son of the late Charles Keith Boyd and his wife Eleanor Frances Down.
He is the lovingly remembered husband of 42 years of Marion (nee Janssens) Boyd and the much loved father, “Dad” and “Poppa” of his son Eric Boyd of Toronto, daughter Jennifer and her husband Ryan Dorgelo and their children Blake and Jena of Meaford and Karen and her husband Jordan Cunningham and their son Joel of Orillia. He was a dear brother to sisters Eleanor and her husband Glenn Campbell of Midland and Elizabeth and her husband Don Morley of Elmwood.
Freeman will be recalled fondly by Marion’s family and by his several nieces and nephews and their families.
Cremation has taken place and family will receive friends at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Tuesday June 27 from 6 until 8 p.m.
A family service of committal and interment of his ashes will take place at a later date.
If so desired and as your expression of sympathy donations to the Bruce Trail Conservancy would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca