Nov 1, 1934 – Jun 5, 2018
Vincent Gylding Borch passed away on June 5, 2018 in Courtenay, BC at the age of 83 years. Vince is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Carol; his children Graham (Linda), Lisa (Tim), Nelson, and Michael (Andrea); his siblings Gerald (Hilary), Michael (Flo), David (Claire), and Nancy (Bill); his fourteen grandchildren; his great-grandson; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Vince was predeceased by his parents, Ole and Dorothy Borch, and his daughter Cynthia Borch.
Vince was born in Calgary, AB in 1934, and moved to Nelson, BC in 1948. He graduated from Nelson High School in 1952 and from UBC Engineering in 1958. His long, accomplished career spanned Construction and Municipal Engineering and culminated in Consulting with Associated Engineering Ltd., where his contributions remain integral.
Vince was foremost a family man, who adored his wife Carol and took immeasurable pride in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. Vince and Carol’s retirement years were filled with a balance of travel and hospitality, and their home was a gathering place for family and friends.
Vince was known for his sharp mind, his love of books, and his passion for music. He had a gift for speaking at the right moment with wisdom and humour and was a trusted source of advice, guidance, and direction. Where he went, order followed. Vince will be dearly missed, and remembered with love, respect, and admiration by all who knew him.
Vince’s family wishes to thank the excellent staff at Comox Valley Hospital; Drs. Davyduke and Camacho; and Vince’s favourite people, the nurses, whom he held in high esteem.
A Memorial Service and Reception will be held at Comox Valley Funeral Home at 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, BC, on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm.
Comox Valley Funeral Home