Thank you for your interest in my research - the info I have on Edwin James Boyde was obtained from a book entitled "Chilcotin - Preserving Pioneer Memories" by The Witte Sisters. Extracts are available online and I found it by "Googling" Edwin James Boyde. Here is the extract I found - Extract from
“Chilcotin: Preserving Pioneer Memories”
by The Witte Sisters
Edwin James Boyd(e) came to Canada in 1906 from the Isle of Man, where he had been a champion swimmer & top football player. He worked for Norman Lee, then sent for his wife Maud and moved to Chezacut to work for Copeland before acquiring land for himself. Their first son Edwin Allen was born in Hanceville in1909 and a second son Douglas Ramsay in 1911. A daughter Fanny arrived in 1918. She married Pete Evjen, Eddy married & lived in Nazko country. Doug worked at Chezacut, bought & sold the Spain Lake Ranch, bought & sold another ranch near the 150 Mile and a sawmill near Clinton and worked for wages in that country. But Doug Boyd(e) is best remembered as rider 320 for the C1 Ranch on the Eagle Lake Range where he rode through summer and fall for 20 years.
The Ed Boyds left Chezacut in 1938, selling the cattle to R.C. Cotton and the land to Bill Mulvahill. Bill’s eldest son Roy Mulvahill owns it now. He and his wife Gwen raise cattle & horses along with a very successful big-game guiding business.
Ed Boyd bought the Log Cabin Hotel, later named the Ranch, after moving to Williams Lake. He sold it in 1949. Left a widower in 1943 he married again and had a son Jimmy. Jimmy Boyd was a great athlete following in his father’s footsteps. Ed Boyd died in his eighties in 1963, refusing to go into a retirement home as he didn’t want to associate with “all those old people”!
So this suggests he died in 1963 but it doesn't say where! (Please note the spelling of Boyd(e) and the use of Ed instead of Edwin). Any suggestions?