Timothy Boyle Obituary, Williamsville NY, Dump Truck Driver At Amherst Highway Dept Has Died
- john Gibson
Timothy Boyle Obituary, Death- The 13th of March saw the gentle demise of Timothy Kirk Boyle due to natural causes. His family and friends will recall him as he apparently entered this world: large, blue-eyed, and joyful.
Tim’s parents, Newburyport residents William and Sharon (Gouldthorpe) Boyle, were overjoyed when he was born on November 16, 1973. He was the first-born grandchild of the family and was lavished with affection. Tim grew up in the north end, where he and his younger brother Christopher developed the relationships that helped them succeed as adults. The two were close brothers and made a memorable duo. They used to race the family dinghy around Steephill Beach in Ipswich as little boys while wearing their orange life jackets. Steephill Beach is not far from where the family typically anchored during the summer weekends.
Together, they discovered a love for boating thanks to the influence of their father. Tim, a Newburyport High School alum, understood that TC Leasing, his family’s trucking company, would be his life’s work. He desired his own tractor-trailer since he was five years old, when he went to work for the first time with his father. From an early age, he would spend hours in the garage learning everything he could. He obtained his CDL as soon as he was qualified. He put a lot of effort into the family firm for more than three decades, eventually taking over management once his father retired.
He was a well-known figure in the New England trucking industry, a proud repeat winner of the Best Truck/Trailer Combo award at the Coastal Truck & Auto Body Annual Truck Nationals (and still driving his trophy-winning 1999 Peterbilt every day! ), and a creative thinker whose unique designs caught the attention of MAC Trailer, a company based in Ohio, and led to a showcase at the New England Truck Show. Tim was renowned for offering the best hugs while he wasn’t at work, especially among those who were fortunate enough to experience them. On the water and in the sun, he felt calm.
Tim could usually be found telling stories and making fun of his favorite folks, whether they were at Sandy Point, in Essex looking for the sandbar or simply wading alongside his Mako at low tide. True love finally emerged, but only with maturity. Tim was happiest dreaming and birdwatching with Nicole (King) Demeritt on the veranda of his Amesbury riverfront house. Tim leaves behind his parents, who reside in Newburyport; his brother, sister-in-law, and adored niece, who lives in Hampton Falls; and his fiancée, whose lovely family he freely adopted when the two decided to join their lives. Tim will be sorely missed by countless aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.