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Thomas (Tom) David Borr

| August 25, 2022 12:00 AM

Thomas (Tom) David Borr, 60, passed away in Polson on Aug. 16, 2022, after a brave battle with brain cancer (glioblastoma). He was born in 1962 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to his beloved mother Betty and father Earl.

Tom graduated from Western Michigan University and his adventuresome spirit eventually brought him to the Seattle, WA area where he worked in finance for several years. Even though he lived in Seattle, he remained loyal to Michigan football and never missed a chance to cheer on his team. He fulfilled a lifelong dream of working as a park ranger in Olympic National Park which was one of the highlights of his life. Tom went on to become a Radiology Technologist at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and later earned his MRI certification.

In 2016, he moved to Polson and worked at Providence St. Joe Medical Center as an MRI Technologist, where he was greatly loved and respected by patients and staff.

Tom was dearly loved by his family, friends, and colleagues. He was intelligent, kind, compassionate, with a sharp wit and keen sense of humor. Tom was most content when fishing on his boat with his faithful companion Red and enjoying the outdoors - backpacking, hiking, and photography.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Betty Borr and dogs Ollie and Cash. He leaves behind his brother Steve (Libby) Borr, sister Sandy Darwin, brother Jeff Borr, nephews and nieces Matt Borr, Steve (Jordan) Borr, Zach (Kat) Darwin, Sarah (Brian) Darwin-Eachus, Justin (Katie) Borr, stepdaughter Nicole (John) Merrill, stepson Kevin Escobar, stepdaughter Elisabeth (Owen) Kavanaugh, and his loyal dog Red, and cats Max and Ruger, along with countless special friends.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center for their kind and loving care of Tom.

Celebrations of life will take place at a later date in Polson, Montana and Michigan. Donations can be made in Tom’s memory to Mayo Clinic, Rochester, or the Mission Valley Animal Shelter, Ronan.

He will be truly missed by all. We love you so much, Tom. Toodles. Condolences may be shared with the family online at

Arrangements are under the care of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.

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