Paul Borys Obituary Gilbert AZ, Funeral Arrangement

Paul Allan Borys was a remarkable man who was loved by everyone. He was a husband, father, brother, and Papa who passed away on December 6, 2023. Those who knew him felt a vacuum in their hearts when they learned of his demise, unable to accept the fact that they would be saying goodbye to a man whose life was a mosaic of love, devotion, and unshakeable faith.

Born on September 7, 1959, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Paul was the eldest of four boys to Don and Connie Borys. His formative years were spent in Garden City, where he cultivated the values and skills that would define his character throughout his life. After two years in college, Paul embarked on a remarkable 38-year career in the family business, Border Glass & Aluminum. This venture not only honed his professional skills but also paved the way for an early and comfortable retirement in 2016.

In 1980, Paul’s journey took him to Saskatchewan, where he met and married the love of his life, Norine Affleck. Their union blossomed over 42 years, taking them through various Canadian cities, including Saskatoon, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, and Gatineau, QC. In 2008, they settled in Gilbert, AZ, the place they called home when Paul’s valiant 19-month battle with pancreatic cancer came to an end.

Left to grieve the loss of Paul are his wife Norine, daughter Melissa and her husband Myles O’Regan, son Jamieson, son Jefferson and his wife Amy, and son Benjamin. The family extends to include three cherished grandchildren, Archie, Ramona, and Frederick, residing in St. Paul, MN. Paul is also survived by his parents, Don and Connie Borys, and three brothers, David (Kathy), Stephen (Hazel), and Tim (Shelly), all of Winnipeg, MB. His impact extends to numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, and in-laws. Paul’s grandparents, including the influential Vera LeVasseur, preceded him in death, leaving a lasting legacy on the Borys family.

From a young age, Paul made a profound choice to serve God, a commitment he upheld throughout his life. In the face of adversity, particularly during the last years of his life, he found deeper joy and satisfaction in this unwavering faith. Among the myriad interests that colored his life, none surpassed the priority he placed on investing in people. His genuine interest in everyone, regardless of age, transformed strangers into friends waiting to be met. Every day and activity was enriched by sharing it with others, embodying the belief that life’s joys are best experienced together.

Above all, Paul’s dedication to the well-being of his family and friends was unmatched. He was the quintessential cheerleader, blissfully oblivious to the faults of his loved ones. Quick to forgive and apologize, he left a lasting impression on those who had the privilege of knowing him. Many children wished for Paul to be their father, a testament to the kindness and warmth he exuded. His absence will be deeply felt by all who were touched by his presence.

A viewing is scheduled for Friday, December 15, at 10 am, with a funeral service to follow at 11 am. The live-streaming of the service will commence at 10:30 am, allowing friends and family to join in commemorating Paul’s life. A later date will witness the interment of his ashes at a location overlooking the lake he held dear.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Seena Magowitz Foundation, reflecting Paul’s spirit of generosity and compassion that characterized his life. As we mourn the loss of a remarkable individual, let us also celebrate the legacy of Paul Allan Borys—a life well-lived, deeply loved, and forever remembered.