Borge Otto Devantier was born in Svendborg, Denmark on January 22, 1926. Borge emigrated to Ontario in 1957. Borge and his family settled in Belle River, Ontario.

Borge was a soccer coach in local soccer before becoming a referee. He was a referee in the Southwestern Ontario League, Essex-Kent Soccer League and in the National Soccer League.

He was also active as a handball player and coach.

Borge passed away on January 3, 2018 in Penetanguishene, Ontario.