ImageDon Boyce, our elder statesman gave his first ever Classification talk after his many years in Rotary.  Highlights of his life and career include but not limited to the following:

Born in Ottawa and contrary to comments made later, Good things DO come out of Ottawa!! Graduated from Ottawa Technical High School and pursued a career in printing. Don first worked at the Ottawa Citizen for a mere 35 cents and hour, progressing to a whopping $2.10 an hour in 1949. Married Iola in May of 1949 at a church in Merivale where the cornerstone had been laid by Sir John A. Macdonald. After 6 years at the Citizen, Don and Iola moved west to Fairview, Alberta to take over the Fairview Post. The town of Fairview welcomed Don and Iola where they expanded the business and circulation four fold by the time they sold it 8 years later in 1960. Don then moved into the Insurance business, starting with a job in Management at Mutual Life.  Don soon realized that Management was not for him so he resigned and moved to Maple Ridge to start his own agency, Boyce Insurance Services. Don semi retired in 1996 and completely retired in June of 2013. Don has been very active in the whatever community he has lived and worked. He was a Charter member and first president of the Fairview Kinsmen Club, served on Maple Ridge Municipal Council, GVRD, Maple Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Charter member of the Maple Ridge Foundation, Charter member of the Meadow Ridge Rotary Club, Charter member of the White Rock Millennium Club and has served on the White Rock Economic Development Committee. Don has always been active in his church and continues to be a valued member of this Club. Don has two sons, two daughters in law, three grandsons, three granddaughters and one great granddaughter.