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Mark William Boland

REVISED OBITUARY Mark William Boland

d. December 31, 2023

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It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our dear youngest son Mark on Dec.31, 2023 in Calgary.
Born in Liverpool on Jan.21, 1980, he was the son of Nelson and Elizabeth Boland. Mark was a wonderful young man who could light up a room with his bright blue eyes, big broad smile and a joyous, quick witted personality. He was truly a caring, people person. Although a loving child he could often be a handful for his parents. With his flamboyant personality, he often had drama in his life.
Mark grew up in Mersey Point and played soccer and hockey. Mark enjoyed Kelly Clarkson and Justin Beiber music and automobiles. He attended Liverpool Regional High School and later, Shelburne Vocational School, specializing in Human Services. He worked at White Point Lodge and Queens Home for Supported Living and several hotels in Halifax and Calgary. Later years in Calgary he worked again in the Supported Living Industry at several Group Homes. He later went back to school and obtained an administrative course. He utilized this training to obtain his most recent job with Alberta Health.
Mark enjoyed traveling, especially to Mexico. He liked cooking and having friends and family over for a nice home cooked meal and socializing with lots of laughter. He enjoyed long walks with Orly, Richard and Carmen. Mark maintained a close relationship in Calgary with the Pepler family, Richard, Bill, Judy, Allison and families. He also had many close friends in the Inglewood Community. They helped each other and socialized regularly.
Mark is survived by his partner Orly Simbulan, his parents Nelson and Liz Boland, his brother Adam Boland, sister in law Melissa and cherished niece Lila and nephew Ethan. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins, his canine companion Carmen and his Supported Living room mate Richard Pepler.
Mark was predeceased by grandparents, Grover and Dorothy Boland and William and Doris Whynot and his beloved aunt Belva Brown.
Cremation has taken place at Country Hills Crematorium and Funeral Home in NE Calgary, Alberta. A celebration of life will take place Inglewood Community Centre on Jan.13th, 11am to 2 pm.
A celebration of life will take place at Chandlers Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.  with prayers and words of remembrance beginning at 1:00 p.m. A private family burial will take place in the Liverpool Baptist Church Cemetery, Liverpool at a later time. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to an animal shelter or rescue of your choice or the IWK. Online condolences may be made at
A special thank you to his (Calgary family) Richard Miller and Julia Hinman, Andre and Susan Blais and best friend Sherwin Antonio. They were the greatest of friends and also helped Orly and our family step through this difficult time.


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