Borschke, Bernard 'Boomer' Gregory

Borschke, Bernard 'Boomer' Gregory

July 24th, 2017

Suddenly, but peacefully, at University Hospital, on Monday, July 24th, 2017, at age 73. Dear husband, and best friend, of Jayne. Cherished father of Margaret Borschke and her spouse James Bucknell; Lyndsay Borschke and her husband Chris Pigott; and Bernard (BJ) Borschke and his wife Jessica Borschke. Loved by his grandchildren: Poppy Pigott, Blake Pigott, Hudson Borschke, Isla Borschke and Evan Lindert. Boomer will be missed by his siblings:  Frank Borschke and his wife Judy Borschke; Margaret Zannier and her husband Danilo Zannier; Martha Gleeson and her husband Pat Gleeson; Helen Garner and her husband John Garner; and Greg Borschke and his wife Ladine Borschke; as well as by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Marion Rankin; his sister-in-law Dr. Penny Cumberland and her husband Ken Cumberland; and by many friends. Predeceased by his parents Frank and Helen Borschke. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Thursday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., with prayers at 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. GEORGE PARISH, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London on Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Boomer are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or their charity of choice.

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Fr.Rick JanisseDear Jayne and family, My sympathy and assurance of prayers on the death of Boomer. May he rest in peace and experience eternal happiness. I will remember him in my Mass on Friday. Fr. Rick
Charles and Carla LinDear Jayne and family, heaven has received a new member. May the happy memories you have support you today and always. It was remarkable to see the deep love that you shared for each other. Our sincere condolences and God Bless. Kindest regards, Charles and Carla Lin
Sue & Joe WoodsPlease except our condolences to Jayne & family Regards Su & Joe Woods
Rick & Sandy BrownDear Jayne our sympathies are with you and your family. Boomer always lived life to the fullest. He will be missed by many. Kindest regards, Rick & Sandy
Larry DaviesI didn't know Boomer well but spent a week with him in Florida a few years back, playing golf. His nickname seemed to belie his nature, which was quiet, polite and always respectful - a true gentlemen in every way. I was sorry to hear of his passing. My sincere condolences to his family.
Harold Gretzinger and Marie BluntTo Jayne and the entire extended Borschke family, Our deepest condolences. Boomer was a man of faith and we know that presently, he is being comforted in Jesus' lap. We will see him again on the day that there is no more pain and no more suffering. When all tears are wiped away and the final enemy has been conquered by Christ. His gentle nature, sensitivity, and generosity will always be remembered. The first occasion that I met Boomer was on a duck hunt at Bradley's. The evening of the first day, Boomer received a phone call. When he came back, he was trembling, hardly able to speak, and for a long time he wept inconsolably like a child. His beloved dog had passed away. That event, captured, in a small way, his capacity for love. It made me feel an instant kinship with Boomer, which has always remained. Marie and my thoughts are with with you all. We are praying for you. May God comfort you as only he can.
Sue and Stan martinStan and I were saddened to see Boomer's notice in the paper this morning. Our thoughts and prayers go to the family and special friends . He was always warm and interested in talking with us . We will miss his energy and positive attitude. Stan and Sue Martin
Ron and Kathleen SlaughterJayne, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gabe and Georgia ValenteTo Jayne and the Borschke Family: Our sincerest condolences. Boomer will be missed.
Jim HarringtonDear Jane and Family our deepest sympathy hearing about Boomer's passing. All of our thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sure the whole Big V family sends their love and sympathy. I have some great memories with Boomer through the years. God Bless Jim Harrington
Bernie WattsOur deepest condolences to the whole Borshke family. Boomer was a wise and faithful servant on behalf of the ratepayers of London Hydro for many years. Well respected by his many colleagues.
Jack and Kathe McLister Dear Jayne and Family, We were deeply shocked and saddened by the news about Boomer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lydia BiererDear Jayne and family, my deepest sympathy for your loss of Boomer. You were both such an amazing part of our BIG V family! My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God be your comfort and grant you peace.Lydia
Dale and Gwen EstabrooksDear Jayne, Margie,Lindsay,BJ and families, So sorry to read of Boomers death in the paper. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Dale and Gwen Estabrooks
Sister Jacqueline JanisseDear Jayne and family: Boomer was very generous with his time and talents on behalf of the Sisters of St. Joseph. I sat with him on our Finance Committee a number of years ago and it was always a learning time for me as he shared his thoughtful reflections and suggestions regarding the issues at hand. His dear aunts, Sister Edith and Sr. Mary Martha were definitely among those who joyfully greeted his soul as it received it's promised reward.
Tony and Donna DagnoneDear Jayne and the Borschke family: We were both shocked to read of Boomer's passing in the Hunt Club email. We are currently in Western Canada. Our condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Boomer will be missed by the London community.
Spencer LanthierJayne and family: It has been many years since I worked with Boomer and the Big V team when the company relocated to London. Boomer was a generous and warm professional. He will be profoundly missed by the London community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Spencer Lanthier
Kevin & Christie ReidThe Reid family offer our condolences on the passing of Boomer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bob BarronJayne, family and so many friends will miss "Boomer". Celebrating his life will be full of joy with a few tears shed. Thinking of you. RIP Boomer
Judy MillsI was Boomer's first secretary at Big V Pharmacies in 1984. He was an amazing boss, leader, and person. He loved his race car and his family! His happy, robust personality was one of a kind. I had a dream this week about Boomer and decided to look him up. I was sad to read about his passing. I have no doubt he is with the happy angels looking down protecting the rest of us. My condolences to the friends and family of a very remarkable man.
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