J. E. Carlyle "Bud" Boran, 93, Springhill, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre after a brief illness. Born in Springhill, Bud was a son of the Late Elbridge and Catherine (McManaman) Boran.
Bud attended Springhill Schools and Acadia University. During his working career, he worked in the Springhill mines for 14 years as a hoist driver; two years at the Nova Scotia Hospital as shift engineer and 29 years with the Penitentary Service retiring as Engineering Supervisor. He looked forward to spending summers at the family cottage at Pugwash Point. He was a member of Springhill Baptist Church; served on Springhill Town Council in 1966; was Chairman of Cumberland District Planning Commission for 18 years; member of Laurie Lodge #70 AF & AM. Bud enjoyed sports, and was a die-hard Maple Leafs and Blue Jays fan. He played hockey for High School, Baptist Church League and Miners hockey; skating, cycling, woodworking, walking and very much enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 71 years, Gertrude (Nicholson); son, Tom (Deb) Boran of Halifax; daughter, Ruth (Bill) Spence of Port Howe; grandchildren, Bill, Michael and Jamie Spence, Andrew, Nicholas and Patrick Boran, great grandchildren, Kyle, Abigail, Elle, Levi, Hudson, Graydon, Katie, Sara, Quinn, Ashley, and Cody; a sister, Minerva Boran and a brother, Lowell (Colleen) Boran, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Bud was predeceased by a sister, Muriel Nelson.
Arrangements have been entrusted to A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane St., Springhill, (902 597 2361) where visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 12 pm until the time of the funeral at 2 pm. Interment to follow in the Hillside Cemetery, Springhill.