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William "Bill" Borys
November 12, 1945 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
William Borys, affectionately known as Bill, passed away surrounded by the love of his family on November 13, 2023. Born and raised in Winnipeg, MB, Bill's journey led him to make lasting impacts in Surrey, BC, and Calgary, AB. He is survived by his devoted wife, Linda, his daughter Tricia, son Tim (daughter-in-law Crick), and the joy of his later years, grandchildren Mackenzie, Eden, and Cooper. This is in addition to many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his parents Anton & Antonina Borys of Winnipeg and his siblings Andy and Margaret.
Bill's working journey began as an electrician at CN Rail, transitioning to a career in construction as a member of IBEW 213. His professional journey concluded at the Vancouver Waterfront as a member of ILWU Local 500, first as an electrician at multiple sites and finally retiring as a gantry operator, leaving a legacy of dedication and hard work.
Beyond his professional achievements, Bill was a family man through and through. Family was the compass that guided his life, and his greatest joy was found in the company of loved ones. Bill's warmth and friendliness touched the lives of everyone he met, making friends effortlessly, and always bringing smiles and laughter to those around him.
A sports enthusiast in his youth, Bill reveled in playing a wide variety of sports, including baseball and football. As the years passed, he found equal joy in spectating, while also taking up pickleball with Linda.
An avid motorcyclist throughout his life, Bill embarked on countless adventures, traversing North America by bike. In retirement, Bill embraced new passions, enjoying the freedom of RVing and exploring overseas destinations with Linda. However, his generous spirit persisted as he continued to find joy in meeting and helping others.
The Borys family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Shafey and the team at Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary for their care of Bill over the past year. A special thanks to the EMS and palliative care teams who helped care for Bill during his final hours.