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Borley, Debra Ann
Born: Jun 06, 1952
Date of Passing: Jul 05, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
BORLEY: It is with deepest regret, sorrow, and great sadness that the family of Debra Ann Borley announce her passing on Monday, July 5, 2021 at her home in Brandon, Manitoba. She was surrounded by her loving family that adored and cherished her deeply. Debra, the second child of ten, was born to Taras and Tessie Storozynsky on June 6, 1952. Raised on a farm outside of Roblin, MB, Debra began her schooling at Winona School before transferring to Roblin Collegiate where she graduated in 1970. Debra then completed nurses aid training in Brandon and worked at Brandon Hospital in the children's unit, a personal care home in Brandon, and later in Edmonton. Debra returned to Brandon and received training and apprenticed as a hairdresser for many years at Diane's Beauty Salon, some time at Final Touch Beauty Salon, and then decided to open her own salon, Hair Palace, on 10th Street in Brandon before moving her salon to her home in 2004. Debra became a mom to Derek on September 26, 1975 and they had a special bond. She was a single parent for many years until she met and fell in love with Ken Borley. Ken and Debra were married on November 19, 1986 in Brandon and had a wonderful and happy life together. Together they designed and built three different homes, including their home on the acreage located southeast of Brandon. Debra had an artistic flare and painted many of the pieces in her homes. She also took pride in her beautifully maintained, spectacular flower beds in each of her yards. Debra had quite the green thumb and thoroughly enjoyed working in her yard. The line dancing group, Southern Country Dancers, that Debra belonged to for 6 years, would often travel to neighbouring communities to perform and dance with other clubs. Debra welcomed grandson Andy on January 12, 2010, followed by granddaughter Anna on September 15, 2011. She loved spoiling her grandchildren and doing anything they asked. She was often spotted cheering them on at the soccer park, hockey arena, and dance festivals. Debra loved getting together with family, it didn't matter if it was at Clear Lake for a picnic in the park or meeting at Lady of the Lake, there were always laughs and shenanigans to be had. You could regularly find Debra yelling at her tv when her favourite teams were playing, Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs. Debra and Ken planted, maintained, and harvested a large garden each year and Debra spent many hours canning her produce. She would regularly send produce home with family and friends that stopped in for a visit. Debra and Ken also spent many months each year, for approximately ten years, touring Canada and the US in their motor home; enjoying all the sights and having quite the adventure, returning with great stories to tell. One of Debra's favourite places was New Orleans and she often spoke of visiting again in the future. During her down time, Debra enjoyed solving the daily crossword puzzles in the Brandon Sun. Debra loved to cook, and was the best cook in the Storozynsky family, second only to her mom Tessie. Debra will be remembered for many things, especially her sense of humour and her contagious smile. Debra is survived by her husband Ken Borley; son Derek (Krista) Storozynsky; step-daughter Robin Petley; grandchildren Andy, Anna, Tanner and Brooke; uncle Ralph (Carol); siblings Theresa (Lawrence), Brian (Darlene), Roxanna (Ken), Jack (Rose), Randy, Connie (Brent) and Rocky (Cindy); and numerous nieces and nephews. Debra was predeceased by her parents Taras and Tessie Storozynsky; siblings Lana and Douglas; parents-in-law Leonard and Dawn Borley; and nephew Travis. A private Celebration of Debra's Life has taken place. All nieces and nephews were considered as honorary urn bearers. Donations in memory of Debra may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 7M6.
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As published in Brandon Sun on Jul 10, 2021
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