Doc (Ross Howard) Bornholdt, late of Weyburn, SK and formerly of Yellow Grass, SK, passed away September 9, 2020 at the age of 77 years.
He was predeceased by his parents, William and Margaret (nee Temple) Bornholdt; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Nelson Hay; nephews, Neil Hay and George Hay; niece Kathy Hill.
Doc is survived by his sister Margaret (Jack) Hill; his brother Dick (Jo-Anne) Bornholdt; nieces and nephews: Marilyn (Jim) Yourex, Diane (Rick) Muir, Mickey (Sandra) Hill, Dana (Kathy) Hill, Colleen Hill, Karen (Dale) Dixon, Jim Hill, Darla Bornholdt (Kim), Donna Bornholdt (Blair), Bill (Heather) Bornholdt and their families.
Doc was born in Weyburn, SK on February 2, 1943, the youngest of 4 children. In spite of health issues he endured as a young boy, he was able to live his best life. Following school, Doc worked various jobs namely in the meat processing industry. He took over the farm in 1969 when his Dad passed away. The farm was sold in 2006.
Doc’s life revolved around family and community. Although he did not have children of his own he was involved with his nieces and nephews and their families. He always knew who was doing what and where they were. You never knew when he would show up; usually at a sporting event. His involvement extended to his great nieces and nephews,until his health declined. He remained interested and always wanted to know how everyone was doing. Doc loved any family gathering—the food, card games and noisy socializing.
Doc was all about his community. He was a tireless volunteer selling tickets for every community fundraiser—the rink, church, Drop-In-Centre and many other local groups.
He loved to be involved in every aspect and served as a member on numerous community organizations. He also served on the Town Council and the RM of Brokenshell.
Doc was heavily involved with the Yellow Grass Lions Club during its active years. He had the opportunity to attend conventions near and far, meeting many people along the way. Because of his friendly, social demeanor, he left his mark wherever he went and whoever he interacted with. If you met him, you were now his friend. To this day, no matter where you are or where you go, everyone knows “Doc.”
A Graveside Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. from the Yellow Grass Cemetery, Yellow Grass, SK with funeral celebrant Judy Beck. The cemetery is located directly south of Yellow Grass. Anyone attending the service, please bring your own chair.
The family extends their gratitude to the staff of Parkway Lodge and the Weyburn Special Care Home for the exemplary care Doc received during the past 4.5 years. He truly loved his "girls."
~ When the sun goes down, the stars come out ~
For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Doc may be made to the Yellow Grass Wheatland Communiplex, please make cheques payable to: Town of Yellow Grass, Box 270, Yellow Grass, SK, S0G 5J0.
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