Beverley BORSHOLT

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BORSHOLT, Beverley 1935 2012 Bev passed away peacefully May 8, 2012 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Predeceased by her loving husband of 53 years Roy Borsholt and survived by her three children Brent (Judy), Mark (Karen) and Lisa; and two grandchildren Michael and Sean. Bev Borsholt developed the traits of a fighter and survivor from a young age. At age one, she and her three brothers entered the foster care system where the family was immediately disbanded. Bev was never adopted, nor did she live with the same family for any length of time. She lost contact with her brothers but with some work on her part in later years, she eventually reconnected. As bleak as her early years were, Beverley showed an inherent drive and internal strength. She attended Burnaby North High School, became an A" student and star athlete as a member of a championship basketball team. She also excelled at track and field events. In Grade 11, Beverley made the agonizing decision to quit school and earn full time employment for her future financial security. Working on Cannery Row in Vancouver then at BC Tel (now Telus), she was convinced by her best friend to go on a blind date to meet a young man who recently returned from a Korean War tour of duty. Within the year, they were married and their first child was on the way. Roy Borsholt became her life-long partner and soul mate. They moved to North Vancouver where they resided for 35 years. With a husband working six days a week and talking night school to earn his college degree, Bev was the everything-else person! Her self-titled position: Domestic Engineer" covered off duties that included homemaker, homework-helper, chauffeur and head cheerleader. In the early years of marriage, they took in several foster children. This was Bev's small way of giving back. Hockey, lacrosse, baseball, and skiing were activities she coordinated for her two boys, plus competitive swimming for her daughter kept her going overtime. Bev lived and breathed kids and she loved every minute of it. Mrs. B" was well known as a participatory parent and the kids' friends' second mom. Bev was fiercely proud of her children. As Bev's children got older and self sufficient, she was able to pursue her own interests and hobbies: 5 pin bowling, lawn bowling and maintaining an envious home garden. In 1990 Bev and Roy moved to their dream retirement home on the bluffs overlooking Gonzales Bay in Victoria. Bev joined the local 5 pin and lawn bowling leagues in Victoria, and the local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi woman's sorority. She volunteering at a local rest home, became the local earthquake action plan volunteer and volunteered at the 1994 Commonwealth Games (another give back" as her daughter was a 1978 Commonwealth Games swimming gold medalist). She took up playing golf and renovating for a new bigger and better" garden. Bev loved to accompany Roy to his Korean Veterans Association events and they joined the Local Good Sam RV Club. Thank you to so many who supported Bev through many life changing events. She had a fantastic life. A memorial service will be held on May 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimer's Society of BC. 656626
Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from May 19 to May 20, 2012