Obituary of Wilhelm Borger
(April 7, 1926 - November 25, 2018)
Wilhelm Borger of Edmonton, Alberta, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the age of 92 years.
Wilhelm (Bill) Borger was born in Morse Saskatchewan on April 7, 1926. He was second oldest of six children – one sister, Selma, and four brothers, Fred, Gus, Henry and John. The family moved to Lymburn, Alberta where they homesteaded in the Peace country. As a teenager, Bill moved to Ocean Falls where he was a processor in the pulp and paper mill for several years. He moved back to Edmonton in 1952 and started with Edmonton Transit as an Operator. He moved up the ranks and retired as an Inspector. He was retired longer than he was working. In 1953 he met Eva Humphreys, who had three little children from her first marriage, Sandra, Bob and Dwight. He adopted the children as his own and, in 1960, together they had another daughter. Bill retired and moved to Camrose, and then later, to Wetaskiwin. More recently, Kathleen (daughter) moved Bill to be with her in Calgary to spend the last year of his life together with her, which was an enriching experience for both. Bill was a loyal, very kind and thoughtful person. He cared for his family and was a strong steadfast person and he will be sorely missed.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Kathleen Borger (Brian Tollin) of Calgary; grandchildren Alysson (Bob), Christopher, Connie, Catherine, and Marcel; and brothers Gus (Iris) Borger and Henry Borger.
Bill was predeceased by Eva Humphreys-Borger and her children Bob Borger, Sandra Brocke, Dwight Borger; and his siblings Selma Otke, John Borger, and Fred Borger.
A Funeral Service was held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 29, 2018, from the Burgar Memorial Chapel, 4817 - 51 Avenue Camrose.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Wilhelm's memory may be made to Camrose and Area Animal Shelter Society.