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BORGGARD – Margaret Elaine (nee Grant)

September 14, 1938 – May 31, 2010

Margaret Elaine (Ellie) Borggard beloved wife of Del Borggard of Calgary, passed away on May 31, 2010 at the age of 71 years.

Ellie is survived by her husband of 47 years, C. Delwyn (Del) Borggard. The family of her eldest daughter, Lesley Sandquist, husband Geoff and children Valerie-Anne, Nicholas, Madeleine and Helena of Beaune, France; the family of her second daughter Wendy Rempel, husband Lee and children Anna and Aaron of Kelowna, British Columbia and; the family of her son Eric Borggard, wife Brenda and children Quincey and Kellen of Great Falls, Montana. Ellie is also survived by three loving sisters, Carol Adams and Sally Copperthwaite of Peterborough, Ontario and Susanne Carter of Scarborough, Ontario.

She was predeceased by her sister Anne Munroe, and her parents Myra (Thompson) Grant and Chester Grant.

Ellie died at her home after suffering apparent heart failure. Though she was not in excellent health, her death was unexpected; her loss will be felt greatly by all who loved her. She was a skilled seamstress, a talented cook and she loved to garden. She was especially fond of Montana’s Flathead Lake and Glacier National Park, and she enjoyed vacationing in Maui. Among her greatest pleasures was showering affection upon, and experiencing the love of, her grandchildren. She took great pride in their accomplishments and those of her children. Ellie maintained a deep sense of commitment and love for her husband, Del.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, June 4, 2010 at 2:30p.m. You may forward condolences through

In living memory of Ellie Borggard a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Neil and Pat Jones :

    Del and family,
    Pat and I are very sorry to hear of your loss. We know Ellie will be missed by all who knew her. We hope the memories of all the time you had with her will help ease the pain you are feeling now. Our thoughts are with you all at this time and always.
    As ever,
    Neil and Pat

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  2. Randy & Rhonda Sorgard :

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family for the loss of Ellie. We’ll certainly be thinking of you in the difficult days that lie ahead for each of you. Randy & Rhonda Sorgard

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  3. Barbara Bailey :

    Del and Family;
    So sorry we can’t be with you today. But we will be, in spirit. We have been thinking of you all week, and will continue to do so.

    Ellie has always been what I consider to be a true friend. Even in these last years, when we have not had much contact, we think often of you two, and all the good times we had together. Those memories will always be with us.

    The world has lost a very loving, caring, and attentive friend, a really good person, a real lady.

    To Lesley and Geoff, Wendy and Lee, and Eric and Brenda, and all the grandchildren, and, of course to you, Del our utmost sympathy.

    Bruce and Barbara

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  4. Rev. George Turner :

    On behalf of Carol Adams’ congregation, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Peterborough, Ontario, please accept our deepest sympathy on Ellie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss. May God bless you.
    Rev. George Turner.

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  5. Carol Kolodinsky Larsen :

    Mr. Borggard, Lesley, Wendy and Eric and family

    I just got back into town today and was saddened to hear about Mrs. Borggard. I have so many fond memories of her from my childhood. She was a gentle beautiful and loving human being.

    Please accept our deepest sympathy and we are thinking of you all at this very difficult time.

    Carol Larsen and The Kolodinsky Family

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  6. Terry and Sandra Baker :

    Delwyn and family,
    We were saddened to read of Ellie’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.
    Terry and Sandra

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