Denny Boyd

Denny Boyd was delivered to the world in 1930 in Anyox, BC. shortly after his mother was delivered to the hospital in a family friend’s garbage truck. Twenty-one years later, he was writing sports for the Victoria Times.

Denny loved telling that story among what seemed a million others.

Stories were what he lived for, and no one had a better eye or ear for finding them and putting them into words. During his years at the Times, he covered it all: junior hockey, high school sports, and all the local leagues.

His work at the Times led to a career at the Vancouver Sun from 1957-72 and again from 1977 through 1999, first in sports, then in an entertainment/saloon column that became a “must-read” across the province.

With four books, a five-year stint as radio commentator, the Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997 and the Order of BC in 2005, you have a life lived to the hilt by a man who lived for words, and made them sing.

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