Joan Nicole Borland

2022 ~ 2022


1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT
Nov 3, 2022 12:45 PM

Funeral Service

1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT
Nov 3, 2022 2:00 PM

Funeral Service - Virtual Attendance

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Nov 3, 2022 2:00 PM

Joan Nicole Borland passed away peacefully in the arms of her parents on October 26, 2022. She was born on October 12, 2022, with inoperable and complicated congenital heart disease and fought for 14 days to live the happiest life she could. Joan won the hearts of everyone who met her, with her sweet spirit and beautiful head of hair. She is deeply loved and her short time with her family was a gift. Joan loved being snuggled by her family, and her siblings especially loved holding “Baby Jo Jo”.

Joan spent her first few days at the hospital, but when it was discovered that she wouldn’t have much time on the Earth, her parents took her home. Joan’s 9 days at home were filled with love. She didn’t get to have many firsts in her life but her family made sure the few she had were special. Joan got to take her first bath at home surrounded by her brother and sister. She was able to enjoy family story time, reading books with her siblings. She got to go on her first hike at her family’s happy place, the Little Skills Loop in Corner Canyon. Joan got to celebrate fall at her family’s favorite corn maze. She got to dress in her first fleece Columbia jacket and match with her siblings. And Joan got to hang out at the park for the first time with her brother and sister.

Joan’s time with her family was a miracle, as she was not expected to live past a few days of life. Fighting for 14 days shows the strength she had and her parents will always be grateful she held on for that long. She was a fighter and fought until the end. Although the pain of losing her feels unbearable, Joan’s parents take comfort knowing that she is no longer suffering.

Joan is survived by her parents, Nicole and Eric Borland (Draper, UT), her sister, Rachel, her brother, Luke, maternal grandparents Boyd and Britney Liddiard, paternal grandparents John and Amy Borland, and all of her aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Joan will always be her parent’s sweet angel baby and in her family’s hearts and minds.

In lieu of flowers, the family would ask for material donations such as blankets, stuffed animals, etc., that they plan to take to Primary Children’s Hospital and share with others during their times of need and struggle in honor of Joan. These items may be delivered to any of the family members.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 S.) in Sandy. A public visitation will take place prior to the services beginning at 12:45. Interment to follow in the Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.

Funeral services will be streamed via Zoom for those wishing to attend virtually or unable to attend in person. To view the previously held services, please click the “Watch Services” link above.




Eric and Nicole,
Our heartfelt sympathies are with you now. Our prayers continue asking for you to feel some comfort to help bear your pain. I know He listens even if we don't understand the whys of our suffering.
Your beautiful words in honor of Joan helps us to know her if even just a tiny bit. Her picture is beautiful and we wish we could have met her in person.
Know you are loved by all of your Texas family. Hugs.
Love Aunt Chrissy and Uncle Mark

- Mark and Christina Poullos

We give our deepest condolences to the Borland family! We are so sorry for your loss. We wish we had the opportunity to meet beautiful and strong Joan. Prayers for you all at this difficult time.

- Lynzi Peng

I love you my sweet Nicole.

- Marie Harris

To the Borland Family,

Prayers to you all! Love that sweet Joan! She will be missed! Family is forever!

Michelle Webb

- Michelle Webb

Nicole and Eric,
We are so terribly sad to see this news. No parents should ever have to bury their child. Joan is absolutely beautiful and her precious face and sweet spirit touched our hearts, even if we never got to meet her or hold her. We’ll always remember her life and her story. Your family is in our prayers. Sending much love!

- Michael and Melissa Bowcutt

My heart is just aching for you guys! All my love and prayers for your family. She is so beautiful. I can’t get over all her dark hair.
Love, Saige

- Saige Glazier

so sorry for your broken hearts, May the Lord bring peace & comfort to heal and mend .May your sweet angel be by sides always

- sherie and steve christensen family

Nicole & Eric, we are so sorry for you’re loss. What a beautiful little Angel. So much love to you’re family right now.

Love, the Mortensen’s

- Jodi Mortensen

Amy and John, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Granddaughter. Such a precious soul to loose so quickly. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

- Cheryl Andersen, Dave Goodin

Loves and Blessings to both sides of the family. Baby Jo Jo will always be in our hearts and on our minds until we meet again.

- Gary and Cathy Jo Call

What a beautiful baby! She looks the picture of health. I'm so sorry for your loss. Having lost 2 babies, I know the heartache and I extend love and sympathy to you at this very difficult time. Rest assured, you will see your baby again. and Our Savior has made it possible for life to be eternal and continue with our loving families. God bless you in your lives and may you feel His peace and love for you!

- anonymous

I am very very very very very sorry for the loss now she is an Angel in Heaven!~

- Kristi