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Mr. William "Bill" Ernest Boress age 68 years, resident of Thunder Bay, died in Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, on Tuesday, January 5, 2010. Bill was born and raised locally and attended Ogden and Selkirk High School. Due to the death of his father, Bill began working at an early age. First he worked in the grain elevators and later went on to work for the Railway, Firestone Tire and Bill’s Courier. Bill was an avid sports enthusiast, especially enjoying watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and Don Cherry. He loved to watch his boys, play ball and hockey, and more recently his granddaughter play soccer. Bill is survived by his wife Bev, his sons Bill Gashinski, Bob (Michelle) Gashinski, Rick (Bev) Gashinski, daughters Andrea (Jay) and Diane, stepchildren Kelly (Bruce) Browne and Rod (Alexa) McKinnon, grandchildren Sydney, Brady, Cameron, Brandon, Dustin, Matthew and Cesar, brother Richard, sisters Betty (Leo) LaFontaine, Diane (Jim) Adams, Debbie (Greg) Batters, brothers-in-law Klaas VanVeller and Gordie (Sally) Koss and sister-in-law Connie Brogan. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive. Bill will be greatly missed by his feline friends "Puss Puss" and "Elvis". He is predeceased by his parents William and Gweneth, his daughter Nancy and his sisters Carol Bath and Darlene Van Veller and niece Marilyn Skene. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life for Bill will be held on Friday January 8, 2010 beginning at 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Da Vinci Centre. If friends desire, memorials to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation "Renal Dialysis Fund" would be appreciated.

A tree will be planted in memory of William Boress in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication service Sunday, June 12, 2011.

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