September 24, 1941 – February 8, 2022
Russell (Russ) Robert Borys, 80, of Chilliwack, BC, passed peacefully into Jesus’ loving arms on February 8, 2022. Russ spent his last days being cared for by his 3 daughters in the comfort of his daughter’s home in Langley.
He was born to Alexander and Emily Borys in St. Boniface, MB, on September 24, 1941. After his father returned from WWII, the family moved to Swan Plain, SK. During his youth, his favourite hobbies were collecting comic books, which he avidly traded with his friends, and playing pool at the Swan Plain Pool Hall. He liked to practice reciting Shakespeare for school while doing his farm chores.
Russ was Valedictorian for his Gr 12 graduating class in Norquay, SK. He then moved to Winnipeg, and worked in a radio station until joining the RCMP. He moved to Regina, SK, for training in 1961, and had his first posting as a Constable in Prince George in 1963. Then followed Ft. St. John, 1964, (where he met and married Marjorie); Colwood, 1966; Dawson Creek, 1970; Surrey, 1972; Promotion to Corporal, Surrey, 1973; N Vancouver, 1978; Promotion to Sergeant, Hope, 1980; Abbotsford, 1981; Port Mann Hwy Patrol, Burnaby, 1988, until he retired in 1996, after serving 35 years. Some highlights of his career include Pope protection service (Popemobile), Rambo, mad trappers, crazy, sometimes dangerous, but often humorous, traffic incidents, motorcycle instructor (“F-Troop”) and the “BAT-mobile”. He trained for the Musical Ride both on horseback and motorcycle.
Russ had a lively sense of humour and was well known for his jokes and antics. He enjoyed fishing and was a devoted Chilliwack Chiefs Hockey fan and long-time season ticket holder. He also loved travelling, which he did extensively all over the world after his retirement.
Russ is survived by brother Edward (Debbie) Borys of Prince George; sister Sharon (Merv) Hudemka of Lethbridge, AB; daughter Roxanne Tallman of Langley; daughter Donna Maud of Abbotsford; daughter Heather Janzen (Murray Kindratsky) of Langley; grandchildren Sterling, Gage and Austin Tallman; Ayla and Jayden Maud; Vaughn and Alexandra Janzen. He also leaves 5 nieces, several cousins, companion Myrna Meyers and a host of friends.
Memorial service arrangements are being made by Russell’s daughters and details will be posted here and online when available.
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