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John Borba

March 8, 1965 - June 7, 2011


On Tuesday June 7, 2011, Mr. John Freitas Borba of Oliver passed away suddenly in Summerland as the result of an accident at the age of 46 years.
He was predeceased by his baby brother Luis.
John will be fondly remembered by his loving family including wife Margie; son Tyrone parents Manuel and Elvira; brother Joe (Brenda) and their children Brendan, Daneel and Levon; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
John was born, raised and educated in Oliver. He volunteered his time with the Knights of Columbus, the CNIB, Big Brothers and the Catholic Church Youth Group and was married in 1988.
Most recently John worked casino security. He also owned and operated the Chevron gas station, worked at 7-11, Moduline and was a teen care-giver for the Ministry for Children and Family Development.
Prayers will be held at 7:00 P.M. Sunday June 12, 2011 at Christ the King Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday June 13, 2011 at Christ the King Catholic Church.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Brenda Shaw
Relation: Friend

Margie, Tyrone, Mr and Mrs. Borba, Joe, Brenda and family:
John was one of the kindest, most considerate young men that I have had the privilege of knowing. We first met when I began working with the Catholic Youth Group along with Brother Guy. I have known John for almost 30 years and he has remained a true and honest friend to me and I am sure to all who knew him. I will miss him very much.

From: Gary,& Martina, Taylor & Morgan Doll
Relation: Friends of family

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. ~Author Unknown
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Borba family.

From: Joanne Tanner
Relation: school friend

To Margie and kids and the Borba family I am so sorry for your loss of John he was an amazing friend with such a huge heart it was such a great privilage to know him through growing up and school

From: Terry & Marlene Bolenback
Relation: Friend

Margie, Tyrone & Family. Our hearts & prayers are with you during this most difficult time. We feel blessed for having known John. You couldn’t help but smile when he was around because of his smile and now he will be lighting up the heavens with that wonderful smile of his.
I know that he will continue to live in your hearts and memories. God Bless You All.

From: Bernie Shawna Kayla Brittany & Brandon Michaud
Relation: Family Friend

Our thoughts and Payers are with you all right now. John was a great friend whom always made you laugh or smile no matter what was happening. He will be missed dearly.

From: Susie and Chris Pond
Relation: Friend

John was known by both Chris and myself as we too went to school in Oliver, and it is with deep sorrow that we hear of the loss. We will always remember his smile and gentle manner. He left his imprint on the community in a positive way. Prayers go out to all the family.

From: Rick Appleton
Relation: business/friendship

My sincere condolences to Margie, Tyrone, Manual, Elvira and. Joeand their extended families. Unfortunately I am not able to attend the service but say a prayer for him. John will be sadly missed but still be in our hearts,

From: Trish McVeigh
Relation: Friend

I would like to send my heartfelt sympathy to the whole Borba family. John and I became friends in high school and have kept in touch over the years. I will miss his big smile, his friendly face and his always positive and upbeat demeanor. John will be missed by many but I know that the family will miss him always. Tyrone, you seem to have a lot of the same qualities as your dad and that is something you will have forever. It is a great way to keep his spirit and his love alive. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

From: Judy & Joey Schweitzer, Cory Fowler
Relation: Friend

Margie & Tyrone and family – John was both a wonderful and kind person. We enjoyed chatting with him in his various endeavours. He always brought light to every situation and will be missed by all who knew him. Our condolences to you all at this time.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
June 13, 2011
Beginning at 11:00am

Christ the King Catholic Church
35060 - 107th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. Sebastian Puthenpura at 11:00 A.M. Monday June 13, 2011 at Christ the King Catholic Church.

35060 - 107th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0


Date & Time:
June 12, 2011
Beginning at 7:00pm

Christ the King Catholic Church
35060 - 107th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Prayers will be held at 7:00 P.M. Sunday June 12, 2011 at Christ the King Catholic Church

35060 - 107th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

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