Obit: BORAN, William Cecil

William "Bill" C. Boran 1936-2011*
William Cecil "Bill" Boran*, age 74, of Springhill, passed away
peacefully, with his wife Brenda by his side on Wednesday, January 19,
2011 at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in
Springhill, he was the only son of the Late Cecil William and Elizabeth
Margaret (Dean) Boran. Bill began work as a miner in the #4 mine in
Springhill. After the explosion of 1956, Bill went on to serve in the
Canadian Air Force where he remained for 34 years until his retirement.
He had a lifetime love of hockey, playing in Springhill, for the
Amherst Ramblers, and on the Canadian Forces team, right through to the
seniors league. He was also active in baseball, darts, bowling, golf
and he was a beautiful dancer. He and Brenda enjoyed summers at their
cottage in Northport, NS. He was an active member of St. David's
Presbyterian Church and the Royal Canadian Legion. He will be sadly
missed by his wife the former Brenda Reynolds, Springhill; sons,
Bradley, Germany and Dale, Edmonton, AB; step-daughters Kari (Chuck)
Morse, Cape Cod, Mass, Amy (Rodney) MacDonald, Valley, NS, 5
grandchildren, Pasquel, Wesley, Morgan, Ryan and Erin, who knew him as
Opa. Cremation has taken place under the direction of A. H. Brown
Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill, (902 597 2361), where
visiting hours will take place on Monday from 7 to 9 pm. The Royal
Canadian Legion will be holding a Legion Memorial Service Monday night
at 7:00 pm. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm, Rev. Elizabeth Davies
officiating. Burial will take place in the Hillside Cemetery in the
spring. If so desired, donations in Bill's memory may be made to the
St. David's Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice.
www.brownsfuneralhome.com
[Thursday, 20-January-2011 A H Brown Funeral Home, Springhill NS]
[collected by EMKeys 2011-01-20]
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