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de BOER, Theo “Tom”

Jan 13, 1946 – Groningen, The Netherlands
October 3, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Surrounded by his family, Tom passed away at his home after an extended illness. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years, Joanne. He was a proud father of Susan and Shelley, and a loving grandfather to Emma, Ryan, and Liam. Tom will also be deeply missed by his siblings, Peter (Peg) de Boer, Alice (Bert) Hagens, Klaas (Ann) de Boer, Martha (Bob) Jens, John (Dianne) de Boer, Al (Harriet) de Boer, Theresa (John) Van Dop and Ed (Teresa) de Boer, by his in-laws, Jack (Carol) Heerema, Sjanie Heerema, and Pieter (Trudy) Heerema, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Tom loved his family, and will be sorely missed. He was a carpenter but also talented in other trades. He loved tinkering, and was happiest working in his garage on old cars and his antique tractor.

A Memorial Service will be held at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church (2111 52nd Street NW Calgary, AB), on Monday, October 14th at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Pieter Heerema officiating. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes can be made directly to Samaritans Purse. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the North West Hemodialysis Clinic, Dr. Adam Bass and the Palliative Care Team.

In living memory of Tom de Boer, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Bill Medhurst :

    May you rest in peace my friend. Your suffering was long but I know you were comforted by the love and support of your wonderful family. This life is only a flicker of a moment in the unfolding of eternity; an eternity that we will all share together.

    See you on down the trail buddy.

    To Tom’s family, Joanne, Susan Shelley, grandkids and all, I’m so sorry for your loss and pray that God will be with you all now and always.

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  2. Margaret Dykstra (deBoer) :

    To Joanne , her two daughters and all the family, our sincere condolences to all of you with the passing on of your husband, father and grandfather. I’m sure he will be sorely missed. We are aware of his health issues and the last time we saw him he did not look very well, but yet it is still so final when a loved one is gone. May God surround all of you with his love and faithfulness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jim and Margaret Dykstra (I am the oldest daughter of uncle Dick and aunt Christa).

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  3. Hans & Inga Pollhaus :

    Dear Joanne and Family, We were so sorry to hear about Tom passing. He has been suffering for many years and now the suffering will be over and he can rest in peace. He will be greatly missed on his tracktor in the Bowness Parade. He was a fighter and very strong willed, and this is what kept him going. We wish you and all your family all the very best in these sad times.
    Hans and Inga

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  4. Margaret Dykstra (deBoer) :

    Joanne and daughters and extended family:

    I am passing on the condolences of Oom Cor and Tante Thea. We were there this afternoon and they asked if I would pass this on for them. I forwarded the obituary of Tom to them as well. All of our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May God grant you all the strength you need for today, tomorrow and always. Greetings from Oom Cor and Tante Thea

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  5. Anthony DEBOER :

    Dear Auntie Joanne, Susan, Shelley, and family,

    Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of Uncle Tom. I am so very sorry to have heard the news. Unfortunately my wife Ariana and I will not be able to attend the funeral but we will be keeping you in our prayers as you get through this very difficult time. May God grant you strength and peace.

    Your nephew and cousin,

    Anthony DeBoer

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  6. Carol & Paul Janett :

    We are saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We will miss Tommy very much. Sending our love to all.

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