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Born: Feb 14, 1935

Date of Passing: Mar 19, 2023

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14 February, A.D. 1935 -
19 March, A.D. 2023

On Sunday, March 19, 2023, at 9:25 a.m., having been given the precious gift of 88 years, one month, and five days of life, our dear brother in Christ, Gerald, peacefully Fell Asleep in Jesus at Grace Hospital. Jesus, our Good Shepherd, wrapped Gerald David in His loving arms with a holy death and has brought him to rest at the eternal banquet feast of Jesus in the Kingdom of God.
Gerald David was given life by his Creator and was born on February 14, 1935, in Winnipeg, Manitoba to the late John Henry and Barbara (Leibrock) Borger. To his joy, he was brought by his Aunt Mary (Borger) Deibert to Christ Lutheran Church, Winnipeg, to receive the gift of Holy Baptism on the Third Sunday in Lent, March 24, 1935, and was born a child of God. At age 15, at The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer on Academy Road, on Palm Sunday, April 2, 1950, Gerald, along with his brother Alan, confirmed his Christian faith and received the precious gift of the Lord's life-giving body and blood.
On September 13, 1958, Gerald received the gift of a beloved companion in his wife, Lois, and was blessed with 64 years and six months of married life together with all its ups and downs.
Gerald is survived by his wife Lois (Metcalfe); his children, Jim, Diane (Bruce), Bryan (Lori), Christine; and eight grandchildren, Sarah, Joshua, Zac, Alec, Samuel, Lukas, Anna, and Isaac. Gerald was predeceased by his five brothers, Donald, Ralph, Alan, Henry and a brother in infancy, also named Henry. He is survived by his sister Barbara of Toronto. Gerald is also survived by his brother-in-law Tom Metcalfe, and his sisters-in-law, Helen Borger and Jill Borger, and many nieces and nephews.
Gerald grew up on Church Avenue in the North End where he attended Machray School. The family moved to Cambridge Street in River Heights in his early teens where he attended Kelvin High School. Gerald was a natural athlete and enjoyed all sports growing up including soccer, football, baseball and hockey. In later years, he enjoyed coaching hockey and football for the Winakwa Community Club.
Gerald was a "ditch digger" at heart and following in his father and grandfather's footsteps, he worked in the family's sewer, water and road construction division. In his later adult life, he successfully directed and oversaw the housing division, Ladco Homes. He was president of the Manitoba House Builder's Association from 1993 to 1994.
Gerald was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer until 1974 when the family transferred to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in St. Vital. It was there that he became more familiar with his faith through the Bethel Bible Study series under the compassionate and caring instruction of Pastor Jess Schienbein. No life is perfect, and Gerald had his share of struggles and flaws, but like Job in the Scriptures, it was Gerald's faith at the end of the day that brought him to a Job-like confession of faith, "I do not know anything, but I do know one thing, I know that my kinsmen Redeemer lives" (Job 19:25-27).
"The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the Lord" (Job 1:21b). We give thanks to God our Father through Jesus Christ, our Lord, for our brother Gerald David (1 Corinthians 1:4). "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints" (Psalm 116:15).
A Christian funeral service will take place at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 1541 St. Mary's Road, on Friday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m. with visitation preceding the service from 11:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Pastor Cameron Schnarr will officiate the service. The Committal will follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Gerald Borger's name to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church & School. Online condolences may be made to the family at


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 22, 2023, Mar 23, 2023

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • Dear Lois & Family, Sincere Condolences to you & your family. Knew Jerry from high school days. It was so nice to reconnect with you both at the SJF reunion.: An old Quote: “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.” Love leaves memories no one can steal” Sincerely, Donna Bethel Mowat - Posted by: Donna Mowat (Friend) on: Mar 25, 2023

  • Memories of growing up in River Heights with Gerry Borger and his brother Alan and friends Doug Buffie, Doug Green, Bruce Stewart & Don Bennett . I met Gerry in Grade eight at Robert H Smith School. Our group spent our time playing sports at River Heights , Crescentwood and Sir John Franklin Community Centres We played sports together for many years Great Memories My condolences to Lois and the Borger family. Love Bob Kirvan - Posted by: Bob Kirvan (Friend ) on: Mar 25, 2023

  • Sad to learn of the passing of my Victoria Beach neighbor condolences to Lois and family Keith Knox. - Posted by: Keith knox (Friend) on: Mar 24, 2023

  • I started working for Borger Brothers Construction Limited in summer of 1965 in the office. I met all the family there and worked for them for 12 years and enjoyed my time there. All members of the Borger family were all great people to work for. They influenced me for success in my adult life. I was 15 years old when I started with them and have never forgotten any of them and still to today respect them for all they did for me. Got to know some of their children and still talk to some of them. My condolences to all the Borger family and to say all we're special to me. RIP Gerry, the last of the brothers that meant alot to me. Missed but Never Forgotten. - Posted by: Barrie Cooke (Worked with Gerry and his brothers and father at Borger 1963 Limited) on: Mar 23, 2023

  • Dear Lois, Jim, Diane, Bryan & Christine, Another leaf has fallen from our family tree. I have many memories of the beach, family functions, the dogs, meeting at Safeway while buying Schneider's corn beef and living across the pond in Royalwood. May the peace of the Lord be with you. - Posted by: Kathy (nee Deibert) & David Murdoch (Cousin) on: Mar 23, 2023

  • Dear Lois & family, We offer our sympathies to all of the family. I have many memories from family gatherings and the beach. May peace be with you! - Posted by: Linda Lauber (nee Deibert), Chris & Debbie (Cousin) on: Mar 23, 2023

  • My sincere condolences to Lois and family. - Posted by: George A Malmstrom (former member at Beautiful Saviour LC) on: Mar 23, 2023

  • We are thinking of you, Lois and family, with love and deepest sympathy! Mary Duff and family. - Posted by: Mary A E Duff (Friend and VB neighbour ) on: Mar 22, 2023

  • My deepest condolences to Lois and her family. I enjoyed several years of knowing Gerald and sharing many stories, walks and laughs together. Gerald will always have a special place in my heart. - Posted by: debbie hanton (Friend) on: Mar 22, 2023

  • I was on a Chamber of Commerce Asia business trip to the orient 1985 with him, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore. - Posted by: Alex Moodrey (Friend ) on: Mar 22, 2023

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