Boreen, Hubert M. “Tuffy”

Regiment: 5th Anti-Tank Regiment
Rank: Sergeant
Force: Army
Biography: Tuffy Boreen was born in 1921 in Bredenbury SK, the fourth of 6 children to parents Albert and Ruby Boreen. In his younger years he lived in Medicine Hat, McLennan, and Edmonton. In 1941 Tuffy enlisted in the army and served overseas for four years in the 5th Anti-Tank Regiment. He married Marion Ayling (of Calgary) in Edmonton, and worked there as a carpenter. Tuffy received land for homesteading from V.L.A. (Veteran’s Land Act) near Watino. (W25-77-25-W5). Marion and Tuffy had 2 daughters: Shirley and Beverley. Having a passion for horses, Tuffy loved going to the Four Mile Creek Grazing Lease (cattle range), and being a cowboy. Unfortunately, he died at the young age of 49, in Grande Prairie AB in May 1970. He is buried in the Pleasant Heights Cemetery in Eaglesham AB.
Source: Smoky Peace Triangle p.146 (photos of family and Tuffy with horse)
Trails and Rails North Vol 2 – p. 99
Grande Prairie AGS – Obituary Index