By Stuart Johnstone
Special to KingsCountyNews,ca
The funeral home was fast filling up an hour and a half before the start of the service for a well-known and well-liked businessman and sports enthusiast recently.
Boyd Lutz passed away Sept. 4. He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer with H.C. Lindsay Funeral and Ambulance, which started Lutz on his way to have the business on his own.
He once owned the funeral home where his service was held. It was a huge celebration of memories, joy and laughter, as well as serious moments, during the hour and a half service.
There was sadness for the family, missing the one they loved dearly. Children Kim, Karen and Kevin fought to hold back tears as they described the love they had for their father.
Dr. Jim Seaman must have had some great moments with Lutz over the years, capturing the attention of the many people there with his humour.
Lutz was an outstanding hockey player and was feared by opposing teams. He earned an invitation to the Montreal Junior Canadians training camp, was scouted for the New York Mets and had affiliations with many organizations in hockey circles.
Lutz’s greatest strength was his generosity and his ability to help others through difficult times. One time, we mentioned to Lutz we had visitors from Scotland and intended to go with them to visit Briar Island. Not missing an opportunity, he told us to take one of the Lincoln town cars.
He leaves behind a splendid and outstanding legacy.