Boland, Michael John "BoBo" – Peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on October 8th, 2017 at the age of 62.
Loving father of Heather Boland and Lindsey Brown (Chris) and soon to be a proud Grandpa. Devoted sibling to Dianne Luce (Don), Wayne Boland (Susan), Karen Campbell (Mark), Colleen Harris (Frank) and Lorraine Boland. Adored by all of his nieces and nephews. Special friend to Kathie Knezevich and loyal friend to many. Predeceased by his parents Jerome and Patricia Boland, also his brother Jerry Boland.
Mike was a hard hitting defenseman for several professional hockey teams, including the Buffalo Sabres. He then pursued a career in sales and distribution. Mike was kind and supportive as a mentor, coach and volunteer. As a dedicated member of the Buffalo Sabres Alumni, he embodied the organization's mission of giving back to the community. Mike enjoyed spending time creating memories with his family and friends. Six favorite words Mike lived by were Love, Respect, Manners, Compassion, Patience and Compromise.
Cremation has already taken place. Family and friends will be received at St. Stephen's Church, Grand Island, NY on October 13th, 2017 from 9 AM-10 AM, where a Memorial Mass will begin at 10 AM. A celebration of Mike's life will be held on October 28th, 2017 9 AM at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street, London, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to any of the following: The Miracle League of Grand Island & WNY, Hospice of Buffalo, Sunshine Foundation, Teen Challenge or Hospice of Ontario. Local Arrangements entrusted to ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME INC.