Boris Beyak, 98, of Port Coquitlam, B.C. passed away peacefully on June 11, 2022 in Eagle Ridge Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Vita, Manitoba he was the youngest of eight children. He married Marie Tonn on July 4, 1949 and together raised four children in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Boris was a hard worker, having many interesting jobs and eventually working for CN Rail on the passenger trains. They moved to Vancouver in 1972 where he continued his career at VIA Rail. He retired after 32 years with CN and VIA Rail. He was a wonderful Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa. Boris leaves behind wife Marie, just short of their 73rd wedding anniversary, daughters Joyce (Dennis), and Janet (Keith) and son Jeff (Monica). He was predeceased by his son James (Dawn). He also leaves behind grandchildren, Kristopher, Tianna, Jaime, Kristyn, Erica, Hayley, Georgie and Reese and 10 great grandchildren. Boris was a very charming, kind and gentle person, qualities apparent to everyone who met or knew him. He will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank all of the wonderful staff at Eagle Ridge Hospital for providing exceptional care. Many thanks to the nurses, especially Melissa, Care Aides and Drs. Warnebolt and Nair for making Boris’ last days comfortable.
There will be no service as per Boris’ wishes. Donations in Boris’ memory may be sent to the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation, 475 Guildford Way, Port Moody, BC V3H 3W9.