Shirley Gail Cain, 57, Fargo, ND passed away on November 15, 2020 at Sanford Health in Fargo. She was born on March 31, 1963 in Rolla, ND to Jesse “Duke” and Lucille “Chili” (Vivier) Cain. She grew up in St. John, ND where she graduated from St. John High School. In 1983, Shirley was united in marriage to Kevin Borseth in Rolla, ND. The couple made their home in Mapleton where they raised their three children. Shirley attended MSCTC where she earned her nursing degree. She worked at several clinics and nursing homes during her career and was employed at Villa Maria at the time of her passing. In 2010, Shirley married Gary Heard and they made their home in Absarokee, MT. She made her way back to Fargo, returning in 2018. She was an avid crafter and talented seamstress. Shirley cherished the time she spent with her children and grandchildren and made many memories camping and at the lake. She is survived by her children, Amanda Berg, Crystal Borseth, and Justin Borseth; stepson, Garrett Heard; siblings, Rusty (Ina) Cain, Jerrilyn Cain, Maureen (Greg) Mastenbrook, Helen (Andy) Gores, and Eric Cain; grandchildren, Devin Berg, Alyssa Borseth, Addison Buttenhoff, Lucas Berg, Hailey Berg, Breanna Lockwood, and Ashton Lockwood. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, David and George Cain; and son-in-law, Ward Berg. There will be a funeral service at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 23, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center with a visitation one hour prior. The service will be livestreamed on Boulger’s website. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery, St. John, ND.

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  1. I’m so sorry for the loss of Grandma Shirley without meeting her we would not have meet call of you all. She was kind and loved her children and grandchildren. Sending hugs and prayers. Addie loved her grandma Shirley. Mike, Sheila and Addie Butenhoff.

  2. My most sincere sympathy to all of Shirley’s family! Although it’s been many years since I have seen Shirley! She was one of the sweetest and cutest little girls! I’m certain she remained that way! It was nice to connect again on Facebook! Thoughts, prayers & peace! God Bless!
    Merrilee (Garrison) Kempthorne

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to all Shirley’s family and friends. She will be missed🙏💔🙏💔🙏💔

  4. My heartfelt sympathy to Shirley’s entire family. Shirley had such a kind, caring heart. In past years whenever we had family gatherings, Shirley was right there pitching in wherever her help was needed. Her children and grandchildren were the most precious treasures in her life. RIP, Shirley.🌹 You left each of us some precious memories.


    Von (Borseth) Erickson
    Greenbush, Mn

  5. So sorry for your loss, y’all are in our thoughts and prayers. Shirley, I will forever cherish my memories of our childhood and high school years. Your home now rest easy with your momma and daddy. God Bless your family during this difficult time. 💔🙏🏻

  6. sorry to hear about Shirley passing. Shirley had a outgoing personality, was fun to be around.She had a nice laugh and great sense of humor. She will be greatly missed.

  7. So sorry for your loss. Shirley came into the Rosebud Cafe in Absarokee just about every Sunday. Denver’s omelet add mushroom

  8. My deepest condolences to Shirley’s family. Hold tight to your memories and she will always be with you.

  9. Condolences to the entire family…you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I remember many fun times with Shirley, back in the day….You left quite an impression! Rest easy and see you again one day!!

  10. Prayers to the family and friends of Shirley. She will be greatly missed. So many great memories with this lovely lady. Peace be with you. ❤️🙏

  11. I still cannot believe this happened to my best friend of 18 years. One of my hilights of Nursing school was meeting this beautiful soul!!! Amanda, Crystal and Justin your Mom loved you so much. You were the topic of many conversations. The grandkids were here pride and Joy!! She lit up anytime she got to spend time with them. We all lost a very special person to us and it’s difficult!! I could picture her dancing with her Mom and Dad to ‘Free bird” as it was played at her funeral. Beautiful service!! I know a part of your Mom’ will ALWAYS be with us. Now she can rest easy without any more pain. I know her and she will be the wind beneath our wings!!! I Love You Shirl Girl and my heart and deep felt prayers go out to every member of your family!! It’s Never Goodbye-Its see ya!!! Amen

  12. Although a bit delayed, my heart dropped to my knees when I heard of Shirl’s demise. I immediately thought of her wonderful sisters and brothers, grandchildren, children and many friends of whom she held very dear. Finally, I found myself thinking of Shirl’s beautiful flowers – that she made. She could literally make an “ugly” beautiful! I swear, she could take a stick from the yard and turn it into a beautiful arrangement! She also could dance – any dance – any time – any where! Now I see her making beautiful flower arrangements for those who have just entered Heaven’s Gates. Yes, she will be one of he first to welcome all who enter. My prayers and love go out to each and everyone of you but especially Justin, Amanda and Crystal. Never doubt that your mom will be beside you ALWAYS – in SPIRIT!

  13. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. I have many great memories of Shirley, she was a lot of fun and had a great laugh, very outgoing and had a big heart. My thoughts and prayers are with my cousins Amanda, Crystal & Justin. I know she is watching over you & guiding you. I pray for strength for the family during this difficult time.

  14. My heart and prayers go out to Shirleys family. Especially her children and Grandchildren . Losing your mother is a part of life we all know we will have to go through, but when we are faced with the task of grieving the loss it seems like its impossible. I’m sure Shirley is the worlds #1 guardian angel/grandma , even though she’s gone her love of her family will remain forever.

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