Obituary: Michelle Boryszczuk. Not just a princess.

Michelle Boryszczuk

Michelle Boryszczuk

We are sad to hear that Michelle Boryszczuk passed away this morning at 6:15am.

Michelle was an active member of the Lindsey Rural Players for around three years at the end of the last century.  I will always remember her as The Princess Pearl in the panto Sinbad the Sailor for it was then that I made a rare appearance on stage as her father, The Caliph of Constantinople.

Michelle wasn’t just a princess.  She also demonstrated her many talents as a singer, director and poster designer as well as set designer, painter and builder.

Michelle Boryszczuk as Princess Pearl [Feb 2000]

Michelle Boryszczuk as Princess Pearl [Feb 2000]

Michelle, who was just 44, had been suffering illness for the last few years.  She had a hereditary form of dementia, the same condition suffered by her father who also died young.

As the Alzheimer’s took hold, Michelle would show signs of the events she was able to remember.  At the end of 2011 her husband, Steve, told us that whenever they drove past the Broadbent Theatre, Michelle would show signs of remembering the place with happiness.  I am pleased that we were able to invite Steve and Michelle into the theatre to watch one of the rehearsals of Sleeping Beauty take place.

Michelle’s health had deteriorated during the last two weeks when she suffered a stroke at the end of April followed by pneumonia a few days later.  Steve remained by her side throughout.

Michelle leaves husband Steve and two sons.

8 comments for “Obituary: Michelle Boryszczuk. Not just a princess.

  1. John Males
    May 8, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    So sad.

  2. May 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    you will be greatly missed by all R.I.P XX

  3. Pam Reaney
    May 8, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    A wonderful Obituary from Patrick. Michelle was a very talented lady, and I’m sure she will very soon be painting some lovely pictures in the clouds and on the stars, to help us all to remember her. RIP

  4. May 8, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    A truely lovely lady. Will be missed by many. So so sad

  5. Dick & Sue Cooper
    May 9, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Dear Steve We were so sorry to hear about Michelle, she was a lovely lady. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. God Bless

  6. Patrick
    May 9, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Steve published the following on Facebook this afternoon:

    Michelle’s Funeral will take place at Lincoln crematorium on Wednesday 22nd May at 11-50

    Everybody is welcome to come and celebrate this lovely lady’s life and give her the best send off possible.

    Please come casually dressed as this is what Michelle would have wanted.

    Afterwards we will gather at The White Hart Pub Lissington for the wake

    Family Flowers only please and all donations to the Alzheimer society

    Please all attend

    I look forward to seeing you all there and help me celebrate my Lovely Wife’s Life

    Steve Bozzy

  7. May 9, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I’ve just heard that Steve is doing the three peaks challenge for the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of his wife. Sponsor him here –

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