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BORYLO, Eric Dennis

Posted By Obits On September 12, 2018 @ 2:39 PM In Airdrie Chapel Obituaries,Obituary | 39 Comments

January 13, 1950 – Maryfield , Saskatchewan
September 9, 2018 – Calgary , Alberta

Eric Borylo beloved husband of Vera Borylo, happily married for 37 years, passed away on September 9, 2018 at the age of 68 years.

Eric was known as a fisherman, hunter, soldier, officer, manager, friend, father, brother, son and grandfather. His love for family and friends was his greatest attribute. He was an avid sports fan, who spent many years on the sidelines or coaching his children. No one rocked a Hawaiian shirt finer.

Besides his loving wife, Eric is survived by his three children Nicole McLean and Thomas, Stacy Borylo and Trish, and Timothy Borylo and Jade; grandchild Callie McLean. He is also survived by his mother Mary Borylo and brother Ted Borylo.

Eric was predeceased by his father, Ted Borylo.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Airdrie, 300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, AB [1]) on Thursday September 20, 2018 from 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m., followed by a private celebration of life.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made directly to Ducks Unlimited Canada, PO Box 1160 Stonewall, MB R0C 2Z0, Telephone: 1-800-665-DUCK (3825), www.ducks.ca [2] or to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation [3], 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Eric Borylo, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie, 300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, AB Telephone 403-948-1100.

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Condolence from Pam Cluff on September 13th, 2018 7:56 PM

So very sorry for your family’s loss. Thoughts are with you all, from Mike and I.

Condolence from Bob Meating on September 14th, 2018 11:13 AM

I served with Eric in Germany in the 70s in Canada’s only main battle tank-equipped Armoured Regiment. Great guy, superior high-quality officer and leader and a steadfast, solid friend. Eric was well appreciated by the soldiers who reported to him and by those officers for whom he worked.
Eric, you made a difference and it was my honour to know and work with you. Rest easy my friend.
I sincerely hope that strong and happy family memories with Eric help Vera and family through this period of loss and mourning. God Bless.

Condolence from Jennifer Ingram on September 14th, 2018 11:48 AM

I was so sorry to receive a phone call from my friend, Mary Borylo, saying that her son, Eric, had died. It was a great shock and I offer my blessing of peace and comfort for all the family.

Condolence from Netty DeWit Jr on September 14th, 2018 12:34 PM

Mary and Orest, i was so shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Eric. My thoughts are with you as you grieve and may you find comfort in the memories of better days you shared together in Alberta and BC.

Condolence from Cathy Sampson ( Dewit) on September 14th, 2018 12:44 PM

So sorry to hear about Eric’s sudden passing. My thoughts are with you Mary and Orist.

Condolence from Don and Shari Leard on September 14th, 2018 1:37 PM

Condolences to the Borylo family.

Condolence from Ethel Baxter on September 14th, 2018 1:59 PM

condolences from Delina Pennell and Ethel Baxter

Condolence from Karen Ausmus on September 14th, 2018 2:25 PM

I worked for Eric at Raytheon. I am so saddened to hear of his passing. He was one of the nicest people I have ever worked for. My condolences to Vera and his family.

Condolence from Stadelman/Wilson Family on September 14th, 2018 2:30 PM

In your time of sorrow I think of these words of Helen S Rice to focus upon and help you through the healing. “When I must leave you for a little while, please do not grieve and shed wild tears And hug your sorrow to you through the years, But start out bravely with a gallant smile; And for my sake and in my name Live on and do all things the same, Feed not your loneliness on empty days, But fill each waking hour in useful ways, Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near; And never, never be afraid to die, For I am waiting for you in the Sky.

Condolence from Peggy Cotton on September 14th, 2018 3:01 PM

Doug & I would like to send our condolences to Vera & your family. we are so sorry for your . Peggy & Doug Cotton

Condolence from Kim Van Biezen on September 14th, 2018 5:16 PM

Dear Vera, Our deepest condolences to you and all of the family. Eric was always so proud of his family and was always cheering for the girls at all the ringette games. We wish much strength and fond memories to carry you forward.

Condolence from Heather Cady on September 14th, 2018 5:58 PM

Vera and family, so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you all.

Condolence from Yannick Rasmussen on September 14th, 2018 6:39 PM

Sorry for your loss, my condolences to the Borylo family. I had the pleasure to work for 5 great years with Eric. His work ethic and sense of humor made it fun and I’ll remember his competitive shooting stories and his love for Hemi and delicious rabbits. Till next time

Condolence from Pam Lavallee on September 14th, 2018 6:55 PM

“It’s not how long a man lives in this world, but how deeply he was loved and how big he lived his life.” In your time of grief, remember how incredible and kind Eric was. May all the beautiful memories you shared together as a family bring you comfort and peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers and we send all of you our love and support. ❤️ Pam, Brandyn, Josh, Marcus, and Adam

Condolence from Pat & Shelley, Kyle and Julianna, Brandon. on September 14th, 2018 9:07 PM

To my Sister Vera Borylo and Family, Our heartfelt Prayers and condolences go out to You and your family Vera. From the day that you and Eric met, I knew that You two where Soulmates! We know that this world is a much sadder place to be with Eric not in it ! He was a Great Husband, Father, brother, and Grand Father, May Jehovah God watch over you all in your time of need !

Condolence from Tammy Endo on September 14th, 2018 9:12 PM

My condolences to the Borylo Family. I had the pleasure of working with Eric at Raytheon. He will be missed.

Condolence from Sandra Bakka on September 14th, 2018 9:52 PM

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Eric. I remember him well from the many ringette games he was at with you Stacey as well as his coaching at our soccer games Vera. He will be missed.

Condolence from Linda Lauze on September 15th, 2018 4:14 AM

We are so shocked and so sad for you. I just don’t know what to say except that you will be in our prayers and hearts.
Love Linda and Michel Lauze

Condolence from Jordan Harris on September 16th, 2018 5:26 PM


Wishing you and your family all the best during this difficult time.

Condolence from Teresa York on September 16th, 2018 7:47 PM

To Vera, Tim, and the rest of the Borylo family, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. In time, I hope your memories of Eric bring you some comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Kathie McMorran on September 17th, 2018 10:54 AM

Vera and Borylo family, I was shocked and very sad to hear about Eric. He was such a great friend and colleague. We had so many great conversations on work, family, triathlons, shooting and retirement. He was a kind and amazing person. I will miss him so much. Not a holiday or special event went by without Eric making sure he and his friends were appropriately prepared :). His heart was huge! Hugs to all the Borylo’s – I hope all your wonderful memories bring you some comfort through the difficult and sad days to come.

Condolence from Karen Dolynny on September 18th, 2018 2:44 PM

Dear Vera and family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of a much loved father and husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Deepest sympathies to you Vera, and your family.
Karen Dolynny

Condolence from Cindy Seerup on September 18th, 2018 2:48 PM

I was so sad to hear of Eric’s passing. Loving thoughts and prayers are sent your way.

Cindy Seerup

Condolence from Paul Crober on September 18th, 2018 3:52 PM

It has been awhile since I have been in contact with Eric. I remember when we worked together — either running courses or on course at the Armour School — as a consummate professional, a go-to guy with all types of knowledge. He also had a neat sense of humour and was gentleman of the old school. I am sorry to hear of his passing and extend my condolences to his family.

Condolence from Darrell Dean on September 18th, 2018 4:46 PM

Our Sincerest condolences to the Borylo family. We knew Eric the hunter and officer. Eric and I served together in Germany for many years. He would spend his off time hunting on the Lahr airfield and then deposit his hunt to the homes of various friends. The aim was to be invited to a special pheasant dinner. He was our guest on many occasions. Eric was a gentleman and a great leader of his soldiers. He had a great sense of humor and more so could laugh at himself which further raised the respect of his men. He served his country and his regiment honourably. We will remember him.
Darrell & Heather Dean

Condolence from Lorna Reynolds on September 19th, 2018 8:43 AM

Oh, Vera, my deepest and heartfelt sympathies to you and your family as you mourn the loss of your dear Eric. I pray that the many thoughts and prayers sent your way will embrace and comfort you in days to come.

Condolence from Vaughn Guy on September 19th, 2018 8:05 PM

As a soldier and as a member of a company team Eric brought hard work, talent, compassion and a ready smile. He will be remembered as a good man.
My condolences to Eric’s family.

Condolence from Barb Tanner on September 19th, 2018 10:31 PM

I am so sorry and sad to read about Eric’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May all the wonderful memories be a comfort to you in the days to come.

Condolence from Reno R Vanier on September 20th, 2018 5:25 AM

Eric and I were best of friends at CMR St Jean and armour buddies for many years. I knew him as a military student, an officer, an avid hunter who would share his venison following his trips to interior BC and a friend. Our ways parted when he left the military and he moved west. I was deeply saddened to hear the news of this fine man. Nina and I wish Vera and his entire family our most sincere condolences.

Condolence from Terri on September 20th, 2018 9:41 AM

Condolences to the Borylo family, from Terri and Allen Mattoon

Condolence from Mabel Pugh on September 20th, 2018 11:06 AM

My sincere condolences, Vera, to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. May the memories of your life together bring you some comfort at this sad time.

Mabel Pugh

Condolence from Tracy and Julie Tkachuk on September 20th, 2018 6:29 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sorry to hear of your loss xo

Condolence from Robin Bertoia on September 21st, 2018 12:46 PM

Condolences to you and your family. We are so sorry to hear about Eric.

Leo and Robin Bertoia

Condolence from Sue Bernard on September 21st, 2018 3:11 PM

Vera and family,
I was so sorry to hear about Eric. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Sandy Coleman on September 21st, 2018 4:58 PM

Dear Vera,
I wish to extend my sincere condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you.


Condolence from Serge Hamel on September 24th, 2018 5:20 AM

Our sincere condolences to the Borylo family. Eric and I were classmates at RMC St-Jean. In the 70s, we served together in Germany where he would bring his hunt to our house and invite himself for a great pheasant dinner. He did this on numerous occasions. Even though our careers went their separate ways, he always remained a great friend, an avid hunter and a great soldier.

Serge and Denise Hamel

Condolence from pierre tessier on September 24th, 2018 9:00 AM

My condolences to family to a CMR classmate.

Condolence from Tom and Fae on October 1st, 2018 7:39 AM

Fae and I just received the sad news of Eric’s passing. We served with Eric in Gagetown and Germany and I saw Eric in Calgary on occasion during business trips. Thinking of Eric, I often relate a story to non-military persons about trust. When Eric and I did the deal over coffee in Ottawa about a car located in England, he gave me the keys, registration and car location in Shrivenham, England, and I gave him a cheque. Needless to say, the car was exactly where Eric said it would be located and in excellent condition. That was Eric. As an aside, my cheque didn’t bounce – thank goodness!
Vera, our sincere thoughts are with you and hopefully your days will get better as time passes.

Condolence from Bill Fulton on November 20th, 2018 10:54 AM

Dearest Vera, Jo Ann and I were shocked when we recently found out about Eric’s death. We saw nothing from the Corps family and I happened to see it in the RMC annual club pulicantion. We offer our sincerest condolences to you and your family. We remember our pleasant interaction with you over the years and will miss Eric’s sense of humour and adventure. Love Bill Fulton and Jo Ann Normand

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