Roy Boreham MBE 1931-2018.
It is with regret that we announce the passing of Roy Boreham MBE, the founder of R C Boreham & Co.
Roy passed away peacefully at his home, on the evening of 30th December 2018 with his family, wonderful carers and faithful dog by his side. Sadly Roy’s health had deteriorated over the last few years and his mobility was restricted latterly but his mind remained sharp. He enjoyed the regular company of visitors to his home, including his great grandchildren who provided him with much joy. Through grit, determination and the help of others, Roy made it out to some events in the local and farming communities in 2018 which he took great pleasure in attending.
Roy and his late wife Ursula, moved to Woodfield Farm in 1963 and that was the beginning of R C Boreham’s. Roy was passionate about his work and was not afraid to take risks. His vision for business opportunities in those early days set us up to be the proud third generation, family business we are today.
Over the years Roy was heavily involved in High Easter Parish Council, Essex and National Young Farmers and Freemasonry. Roy was part of a team that worked to gain a Housing Association scheme in the village, which was named after him as Boreham Court. He was a Life Vice-President of National and Essex Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs and in the 2014 Honours List, Roy received an MBE for his Services to Young Farmers.
Roy will be forever remembered by his son and daughter Nigel and Sandra, daughter-in-law Susie, son-in-law Norman, grandchildren Matt, Sarah, Anna and Kate and their partners, along with his great grandchildren Evie, Poppy, Max and Thomas. Roy was a great character with a good sense of humour and will be missed by many.
Funeral and memorial arrangements to follow.