Due to the current pandemic restrictions and under direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective November 23, 2020 all funerals and visitations will be by invitation only to limit the number of people in attendance and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We encourage those that are unable to attend in person to express their sympathy by posting a message of condolence to our website, donating to a charity of your choice in memory of your loved one or by sending flowers to the funeral home.


Memorial Donations in Zachary's Memory may be made to either the Canadian Cancer Society or to Emily's House Hospice


It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of Zachary John Borges on Sunday, May 16th, 2021 at Emily’s House Hospice surrounded by his family.

 Zachary battled cancer like a champ for over a year. He loved basketball, the Raptors and Lebron James. His mother, Annamaria (predeceased) saw his pain and struggle. She wrapped her arms around him and took him with her to heaven. Zachary is survived by his sister Calista and father Roger. He will be missed by his family and friends.



Burial / Entombment / Cremation


May 30, 2021
Anna Terenzi and family
My deepest condolences to Adriana and her family during this very difficult and sad time. My heart breaks for you and your family. I met Zachary a few times and he seemed like such a great kid. It’s hard to understand why God would take such a young life but his family can take solace in knowing that he is reunited with him mother. May he Rest In Peace.
May 28, 2021
Dominique and Fortunato and family
Our condolences. We are keeping you in our hearts during this difficult time.
May 23, 2021
Barbara Snell and Mary Turnbull
Roger, Calista and Troiano Family, We send our heartfelt condolences to you. May you find peace knowing Zachary is now in heaven with his Mother. Rest in peace Zachary.
May 23, 2021
Sending my deepest condolences to the Borges and Troiano families.
May 22, 2021
My deepest condolences to the family of Zach, i hung out with him a few times and would see him at school and the first thing i would always notice , was his eyes and his smile, his eyes were so shiny , i loved them!! He always made sure people were happy and would always make sure everyone was laughing! Zach will be missed a lot, he will remain in our hearts, i know he's looking down and he must be so happy , he always wanted to hit 100 subs on youtube (skinny peanut) and we made sure even if he’s not physically with us we made sure to share around and get him to his goal, he's currently at 140 subs,♥️ Walking into St. Marys will not be the same knowing we lost one of the strongest person in our team!!
May 21, 2021
Amanda Gervasi
My deepest condolences to the Borges and Troiano families. May loving memories of Zachary comfort you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
May 21, 2021
Jenny Assuncao
Deepest condolences Sending all our prayers and love your way always.
May 21, 2021
Peter Ferriera
Peter Ferriera and family sends the deepest condolences and prayers. May the winds be on Zachary back and the sun on his face. Rest in peace my little friend. I miss playing hockey 🏒 and soccer ⚽.
May 21, 2021
Elizabeth Medeiros
Our heartfelt condolences to the families of Zachary Borges. Roger and Calista, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your son/brother. May God give you the strength to get through such a difficult loss. May Zachary Rest In Peace amongst the Angels. xo
May 21, 2021
Audrey De Souza
Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your son, Zachary. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.
May 21, 2021
George Camara
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this time of loss and sorrow of your son Zachary. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
May 20, 2021
Christine Walters
My deepest condolences to Zachary's family. I was blessed to have Zachary in one of my classes at St. Mary's. He was a lovely young man and will be deeply missed. May your memories of Zachary bring you comfort during this difficult time.
May 20, 2021
Rowzell and Michael Genova
Our deepest condolences to the Borges and Troiano family during this difficult time. Sending our thoughts and prayers. May Zachary Rest In Peace.
May 20, 2021
Feanna Drake
Sharing in your sadness as you remember Zachary; the world got a little dimmer this week. Offering my condolences to your family during this difficult time. Praying that you will find comfort in your memories of Zach. We at St. Mary's were blessed to have known him.
May 20, 2021
My deepest condolences to Zachary’s family and his close friends. Zach was a kind person with a big heart and will always be missed. May Zachary Rest In Peace.
May 20, 2021
Frank Purri
Roger,I cant find the words. What an incredible boy he was I am speechless and absolutely heart broken .have some comfort in knowing he is with his mum.
May 20, 2021
Mimmo & Pat Giudicianni and family.
Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the Borges and Troiano families. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May Zachary rest in peace.
May 20, 2021
Santa & Joe Perito & Family
Our deepest condolences to the Borges and Troiano families for their great loss. May Zachary rest in peace
May 20, 2021
Michael Borges
Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of Zachary. My heart is with you.
May 20, 2021
Maritza Sainvil
I’d like to share my deepest condolences to the family of Zachary Borges. I never thought that I would see myself writing this letter about such a beautiful soul that was taken from us too soon. The memories we shared making jokes and laughing in class, and playing basketball and roblox together will always remain precious to me. He was always so happy and energetic that the atmosphere would noticeably change as soon as he stepped foot into a room. He was a walking bundle of sunshine who carried a rich personality as he battled through life’s toughest obstacles with class. I’m truly blessed to have met a person like Zach and I’m sure many others would agree that he brought nothing but happiness and joy into our lives. It’s surreal to me that he’s no longer with us and that the opportunity of making more wonderful memories with him has been stripped away from us, but I know that he now rests in paradise, free of pain and suffering. My heart goes out to Mr. Borges and Calista, you will always be in my prayers and may God bless your family.
May 20, 2021
John and Anna Rummo
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the Borges and Troiano families. Take comfort in the wonderful memories you shared together and that he is now reunited with his beautiful mom. May he rest in peace.
May 20, 2021
Phoenie Ramos
My deepest condolences goes to you, Calista and Mr.Borges. Zach was the most amazing person I’ve ever encountered in my whole life. He’s the most kindest, selfless, funniest, resilient, trustworthy and the realest person I know. There’s never a day have I seen him without a smile on his face and without fail he can put a smile on anyone’s face. He always put others first and was strong both inside and outside. Knowing him and knowing what kind of person he is, is such a huge blessing that it’s such a painful curse to know that he is no longer with us. He is the person you can go to for anything, the person who reaches out first when he knows you’re having a bad day, the person you can laugh with and cry with. His laugh is just so contagious and warming, that to hear it one more time could bring me at peace. Though it’s hard to take in this harsh reality, I know that he would forever be in our hearts, in our minds, and in our memories. Thank you for raising a wonderful man Mr. Borges.
May 19, 2021
Christian Esteban
My deepest condolences to Zacharys family, Zach was a remarkable person and a role model. Being with him since the sandbox in kindergarten, to the doors of high school, he's always been the kindest person I've known. His presence and his smile will forever be missed. However, he will always exist within our minds and our heart, through all the great everlasting memories. May Zach rest in peace. May God give him eternal rest and his family the strength for this difficult time.
May 19, 2021
Dante Adams
My Deepest condolences to Zachary’s family. It was a gift to know Zach, I’ll never forget how he brought joy, happiness and laughter to all who met him. I will forever cherish the memories I had the privilege of making with him. Rest In Peace Zach, gone but never forgotten.
May 19, 2021
Zachary was an amazing person, a very kind and sharing person, he was many peoples best friend and greatest ally, he was incredibly Brave and without a doubt the nicest person I've ever met, I could always trust Zach with anything, we will all miss you so much,but will always be thankful for the great memories that will last forever, may you be in peace now,Requiescat in Pace.
May 19, 2021
My deepest condolences, Zach was the greatest friend a friend could have, he was always so welcoming and friendly and just seeing him would make my day great, I’m going to miss you Zachary, May you Rest In Peace.
May 19, 2021
Peter, Bessie Lisena
Our condolences to Borges and Troiano family on passing of Zachary may he Rest In Peace, he is reunited with his beautiful mom Annamaria, you have two angels watching over everyone ❤️🙏🌹
May 19, 2021
Danielle Gizzo
My deepest condolences to the Borges and Troiano family during this most difficult time. Zachary will always be remembered for his strength, bravery, and being the biggest inspiration to all of us. He is so loved and will be missed by so many. May he rest peacefully and be reunited with his mother up in paradise as they both watch over us forever. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel♥️
May 19, 2021
Lucy, Melissa, Brandon and Christian Gizzo
Dear Roger, Calista and the Troiano family. We are deeply saddened to hear of Zachary’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences. Rest In Peace Zachary. 🙏
May 19, 2021
My deepest condolences to Zacharys family and friends. He’s a hero to us all and he may not be here physically but that energy still surrounds his loved ones. Rest In Peace nothing short of hero.
May 19, 2021
Cass Gizzo & Chris Leonardelli
My deepest condolences to Roger and Calista, and the Troiano Family. Zachary will always be remembered as a brave and strong man. He is now at peace with Annamaria. Heaven has now two beautiful angels looking down on all of us. We miss and love them both so much. Rest In Peace Zachary.
May 19, 2021
Connie Elias
I was deeply saddened by the heartbreaking news of Zachary’s untimely passing. My deepest condolences to his family, especially to his father and sister. May God give you courage and strength during these very difficult times. As one of his teachers at St. Mary’s, I clearly remember the energetic and bright eyed little boy, with a big warm smile. May you rest in peace, Zachary, cradled in your mom’s arms.
May 18, 2021
My deepest condolences, Zach was a kind soul and I know he’s resting in heaven right now.
May 18, 2021
Joe Sala
My heartfelt condolences during this time of sorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Zachary's smile in the halls of St. Mary's. God Bless.
May 18, 2021
Diana Borges
My deepest condolences to you Roger and the rest of the family. May You find the strength to get through this difficult time. Heaven has gained an angel. Rest In Peace Zachary.
May 18, 2021
Goretti De Melo
I am truly sorry for your terrible loss. My heart aches for you and your family. I will always remember his beautiful smile. He was a wonderful big brother to Calista. May God give you strength during this difficult time.
May 18, 2021
Giuseppe and Cristina Miniace
Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. May God give you all the strength to carry through during these difficult times. May he Rest In Peace.
May 18, 2021
Isabella Dovizio
My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Zachary’s immediate and extended family and to all of his friends as well. I taught Zachary French at St. Mary’s for a few years and I will always remember the way he took care of his sister.
May 18, 2021
Karter and the Movie Doggies
We’d like to express our deepest sympathies to the Borges and the Troianos families for their great loss. Zachary’s courage is an inspiration to all but especially for his young peers who miss him dearly. His smile will continue to energize everyone who’s had the pleasure of meeting this remarkable young man. Life isn’t fair, sometimes it’s cruel but it does have its precious moments, and Zachary left us with many. Zachary you may now Rest In Peace knowing while your life may have been cut short you have touched many and left everlasting memories.
May 18, 2021
Andrea Lagana
To the Troianos who have shown a strength that most people don't have, May your newest Angel join Annamaria and allow you to find the peace and comfort you need during this unbearable time. I'm sorry, a million times over and I'm thinking about you all, every second.
May 18, 2021
Anthony Troiano
To my wonderful,strong, handsome nephew Zachary John Borges. I will love you every day  and we will miss you every day that passes, knowing you're with  your mother, my sister in heaven smiling down on us is how we will find our peace. I will never forget your bravery, strength and the inspiration that you showed all of us.I love you more than words can say,  and I will cherish your laughter and smile forever. Love Zio Anthony Rest in paradise young man. 🙏💚
May 18, 2021
Marian Dunn
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this tragic time. I have very fond memories of Zachary from St. Mary’s school. He was so always so energetic and happy at school. What I remember most, was how he was always looking out for Calista. He was such a wonderful big brother. I know he is amongst the angels now.
May 18, 2021
Jorge Ramos
I wish to offer my deepest condolences for Zachary`s untimely passing. I taught him at St. Mary for 5 years and I will always remember him for his energy, kindness and sense of humour. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Os meus sinceros pêsames.