POBORSA, Blanche (nee Anderson)

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Blanche Poborsa (nee Anderson)
December 2, 1926 – October 31, 2020

Blanche passed away at Peace in her home, her three daughters at her side. It was a sacred time.
Predeceased by her parents and seven siblings, her husband Stan Poborsa and son-in-law Victor Cox. Blanche will be greatly missed by those she leaves. She is survived by: daughter Kathryn Landry (Craig), grandson Manuel (Dawn), grandson Jordan (Carla), great grandson Cameron, great granddaughter Jenna; daughter Cynthia Camsell (Charles), granddaughter Sarah, granddaughter Leah Smith (Everett), great grandsons Nate, Riker, Tucker, grandson Gabriel, granddaughter Kelly Jones (Brent), great granddaughter Fenix, great grandsons Paxton, Berkley, Lincoln, grandson Julian Camsell (Ashley), great granddaughter Emery, great grandsons Sullivan, Callahan, grandson James; daughter Valerie Poborsa-Cox, grandson Spencer, granddaughters Carrie, Sarah, Carly and Rufus and Telly; nieces and nephews across Canada, her American cousins and friends far and wide.

Blanche loved her family dearly and was very proud of her 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Blanche strongly believed in education and equality and respect of all human beings. Ever a teacher, she worked in Saskatchewan on the prairies in a one-room school house, had her family, and then returned to teaching when her children were old enough. A person of great inner strength and integrity, our mother met every challenge with finding a successful way to carry on a life of meaning. She passed on her love of music, literature and an eye for beauty in art and nature.

Her lifelong joy of reading good books and nurturing plants was inherited by her family. Blanche enjoyed Mensa Bridge, Mah Jong, and deeply valued her friends and neighbours. In response to situations and people she often had a humorous witty little quip, she was sharp as a tack! A genuinely friendly person, Blanche was always interested in people and their stories, she was a listening ear, comforting shoulder and a trusted confidant to many. She was an inspiration and mentor throughout her long life.

Blanche enjoyed living on Salt Spring Island over the past 30 plus years. She felt a strong bond with the community was important for a person, she felt that she belonged on Salt Spring. That sense of belonging was felt deeply within her spiritual community and she felt a deep sense of rapport and respect with United Church ministers, especially Dr. Barry Cooke, Clark Saunders and Faye Greer.

In her later years Blanche sincerely appreciated everyone who helped, it brightened her days. She was thankful for rides to and from her activities, singing group, concerts, church, medical appointments, shuttle bus and Copper Kettle service. The list is endless (you know who you are). All this allowed Blanche to remain living in her own home, which was so important to her in this past year.

A special thank you to Thrifty Foods, Country Grocer, Mouat’s and her Pharmacists for going the extra mile. A profound thank you to those who helped in Mom’s last days including, the doctors and home care nurses who attended. Your capable, respectful kindness is so appreciated. Thank you also to Haywards, your helpful understanding is such a contribution. 

Blanche’s daughters, Kathryn, Cynthia and Valerie, feel such gratitude!

Blanche Poborsa (nee Anderson)
December 2, 1926 – October 31, 2020

Blanche passed away at Peace in her home, her three daughters at her side. It was a sacred time.
Predeceased by her parents and seven siblings, her husband Stan Poborsa and son-in-law Victor Cox. Blanche will be greatly missed by those she leaves. She is survived by: daughter Kathryn Landry (Craig), grandson Manuel (Dawn), grandson Jordan (Carla), great grandson Cameron, great granddaughter Jenna; daughter Cynthia Camsell (Charles), granddaughter Sarah, granddaughter Leah Smith (Everett), great grandsons Nate, Riker, Tucker, grandson Gabriel, granddaughter Kelly Jones (Brent), great granddaughter Fenix, great grandsons Paxton, Berkley, Lincoln, grandson Julian Camsell (Ashley), great granddaughter Emery, great grandsons Sullivan, Callahan, grandson James; daughter Valerie Poborsa-Cox, grandson Spencer, granddaughters Carrie, Sarah, Carly and Rufus and Telly; nieces and nephews across Canada, her American cousins and friends far and wide.

Blanche loved her family dearly and was very proud of her 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Blanche strongly believed in education and equality and respect of all human beings. Ever a teacher, she worked in Saskatchewan on the prairies in a one-room school house, had her family, and then returned to teaching when her children were old enough. A person of great inner strength and integrity, our mother met every challenge with finding a successful way to carry on a life of meaning. She passed on her love of music, literature and an eye for beauty in art and nature.

Her lifelong joy of reading good books and nurturing plants was inherited by her family. Blanche enjoyed Mensa Bridge, Mah Jong, and deeply valued her friends and neighbours. In response to situations and people she often had a humorous witty little quip, she was sharp as a tack! A genuinely friendly person, Blanche was always interested in people and their stories, she was a listening ear, comforting shoulder and a trusted confidant to many. She was an inspiration and mentor throughout her long life.

Blanche enjoyed living on Salt Spring Island over the past 30 plus years. She felt a strong bond with the community was important for a person, she felt that she belonged on Salt Spring. That sense of belonging was felt deeply within her spiritual community and she felt a deep sense of rapport and respect with United Church ministers, especially Dr. Barry Cooke, Clark Saunders and Faye Greer.

In her later years Blanche sincerely appreciated everyone who helped, it brightened her days. She was thankful for rides to and from her activities, singing group, concerts, church, medical appointments, shuttle bus and Copper Kettle service. The list is endless (you know who you are). All this allowed Blanche to remain living in her own home, which was so important to her in this past year.

A special thank you to Thrifty Foods, Country Grocer, Mouat’s and her Pharmacists for going the extra mile. A profound thank you to those who helped in Mom’s last days including, the doctors and home care nurses who attended. Your capable, respectful kindness is so appreciated. Thank you also to Haywards, your helpful understanding is such a contribution. 

Blanche’s daughters, Kathryn, Cynthia and Valerie, feel such gratitude!

The family will have a private gathering at a later date. Mom loved all animals great and small, so donations can be made to the local SPCA or Canadian Wildlife Federation.

1 Comment
  1. Christina+Ross+(Donnelly) says

    Dear Kathryn, Manuel and Jordan, I am sorry to read of your Mum’s death. Kathryn, my thoughts are with you
    Christine Ross (Donnelly)

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