|Brian Hays, left, and Brian Breveleri, at the 2009 New England Open in Pomfret, Conn.|
BRIAN HAYS, 60;
AT CHOKEBORE KENNELS
INHERITED ELHEW LINE
FROM BOB WHELE
Born in Marlborough, he was a son of the late Carl W. Hays (2014) and Evelyn (Taber) Hays (1981). Brian was a lifelong resident of Northboro. He graduated from Algonquin Regional H.S., class of 1972, and attended Oregon State University, majoring in forestry engineering.
Recognized as a world class gun dog trainer of the pointing breeds, Brian owned and operated Chokebore Kennels for over 30 years. Brian's hard work, skills and passion were rewarded when his mentor Robert G. Whele bestowed him with custodianship of the world famous Elhew pointer bloodline in 2002. Before his passing, Brian partnered with Brian Breveleri to carry on the Elhew legacy so that future sportsmen may enjoy "a gentleman's shooting dog."
Brian was a life sponsor of the Ruffed Grouse Society, William Harnden Foster Chapter of Worcester. He was an avid outdoorsman who also enjoyed cooking and travel, taking many trips to England, Ireland, Scotland and Canada. Brian will be remembered as a true country gentleman.
All services are private. Memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, c/o Dr. Jochen Lorch, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, Mass.
(From the Worcester Telegram)