William (Will) Maxwell Boynton, age 22, passed on his own accord in the White Mountains of New Hampshire on October 14, 2017.
Born in Newburyport, in 1995, Will was beloved son to David Boynton and Catherine McKay, and loving brother to John Henry and Sophie Boynton.
Will was a Buddhist, a mad scientist, a musician, a gymnast, a loving son, a brother and a friend to so many. But what Will was most of all was love.
Will embodied kindness and compassion in all the ways he moved through the world. He was as brilliant as he was lighthearted. Silly and playful one moment, deeply philosophical and tender-hearted the next.

Will didn’t have much time for small talk. He was here on this earth to seek a deeper connection to the Source. He listened, really listened to what you had to say. It was a gift that had a profound affect on many.

In his life, Will traveled with dear friends to Europe and the Middle East, lived with the monks in California, stood with the Indians at the proposed pipeline at Standing Rock, jammed with friends in both Newburyport and at Keene State. His smile was infectious and he lit up a room with his quiet, yet sweetly powerful presence.
Will loved to be out in nature. He sat in meditation for hours and hours. He was gritty, he was soulful, he was kindness.
Will poured into his time here fully with love and compassion, leaving an indelible mark on all those he touched. He passed on consciously and with clear intention.
Will also leaves behind his loving Gram, Norma McKay, Grammie and Papa, Daniel and Janet Boynton. He was predeceased by Grampa, Robert McKay.
Will will be sorely missed, yet he is now free to soar with the eagles…
Calling hours will be held Friday, October 20 at Elliot, Woodworth, & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green St, Newburyport, 4 to 8 p.m.
A Celebration of Life will be held will be held Sunday, October 22 at the Unitarian Universalist, 30 Pleasant St, Newburyport, at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to start a music scholarship in Will’s name. Donations may be made in C/O Institution for Savings, Newburyport.


Contributed photo / Katie McKay

Obituary originally published on The Daily News of Newburyport Obituaries. Published on The Equinox with permission from Katie McKay.

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