41, Whitney Pier

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Maxine Denise Borden on April 12, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her family.

Born in Glace Bay, on December 11, 1971, Denise was the daughter of Donald and Shirley Borden.

Denise was a former employee of Subway in Sydney.

Denise loved to laugh and make people happy.  Denise will be remembered by her family and friends for being caring, loving and nurturing with a little bit of sassiness.

Besides her parents, Denise will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Christine (Mark) MacIntosh; brothers, Brian (Ariel), David (Donna) and Donnie; grandparents; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visitation for the late Denise Borden will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Sunday, April 14, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate the life of Denise will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating.  Light refreshments will be served in the funeral home reception area following the service.  Interment will take place in St. Anne's-St. John's Cemetery, Glace Bay.

Donations in memory of Denise may be made to the Whitney Pier Boys and Girls Club.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                        Online Condolences

Shirley, Christine, Brian, David and Donnie, Please know that I am thinking of you all during this difficult time. Brandie
From:  Brandie Shannon

It is with a heavy heart that I say until we meet again to my cousin Denise. My dear sweet heavenly father I come to you today with faith and say send an angel Denise's way. I know her time has come and now you will take her home, to stroll across the streets of gold where other angels roam. It's hard to know our family's suffering as she faded away, help me God to understand, give me strengh I pray. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,however, love leaves a memory that no one can steal. If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home. when Denise crosses over and steps into the light tell her that I love her and when the time is right. meet me at the pearly gates where every thing's brand new, we'll walk across God's meadow lands where the skies are always blue. Somewhere beyond the sunset every now and then, I pray she watches over me until we meet again.
Love now and always; Stewart & Bubby

Shirley, Christine David Donnie and Brian we are so sorry for the lost of your daughter and sister. She was always a ray of sunshine when we saw her. May God hold you in his arms at this time of sorrow and give you all the strength to get through this difficult time.
From:  Tracey Cameron, Kayla and Kenzie (Croxen) 

To the Borden Family;
I send my sincerest regrets on the passing of your loved one. May she rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
From:  Vernal Tull

Dear Borden Family;
We just want to tell you how sorry we are for your loss of Denise. Even though we hadn't met her, we know how special and dear she was to each of you. All our love and prayers, especially to Shirley and our dear Christine. We're thinking of you and wish we were closer to offer a hug!
Love, Linda and John Andews

Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. sorry for your loss and my god hold you close to his heart.
From:  Diana Alleyne & Family

The Tracadie United Baptist Church Family extends our deepest condolences. Our prayers and thougts are with during your loss. God Bless.
From:  Tracadie United Baptist Church

The Lord is your Comforter and your strength. He is your Peace and your Salvation. Look to Him in trouble and He shall bring you through. May God be with. My prayers and blessings be with you all.
From:  Mary Desmond

Sorry to hear of your loss.My prayers goes out to Shirly and Donnie family may God be with you all.
From:  Linda Reddick

Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. May God give you all strenghth to carry on.
From:  Sheila Pelly and Family

Lov you forever niseie Shirley your in my thougths make God give you comfort and Her brothers and Sister .
From:  Sandra Webber

To Shirley and family…..my deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one.
From:  Betty Murphy

Sincere condolences to Denise's family and friends. Our prayers are with you all. The Desmond family in Halifax
From:  The Desmond Family

My deepest condolences to the Borden Family.
From:  Rene Holloway

Dear Family; May God sustain you at this difficult time of loss. Our family, and again certinly along with our minister Rev. Emmanuel Mutale and others from Tracadie United Baptist Church will keep you all in our paryers. God's Blessing to you Donnie, Shirley & your family.
From:  Wilfred & Lorraine Reddick, Antigonish

My heart is heavy with the sorrow that I will never meet you. I heard of your passing after your passing, and the sad thing was, I didn't get a chance to meet you or know you, or tell you that you were my little sister. I have always wanted a sister and now know I have sisters out there. I need to connect this links, before we loose anymore. I wish I could have gotten the chance to say hello before I say goodbye. But we will meet, I am your big sister and when my time comes I will come looking for you!
From:  Elizabeth Borden