BOERSMA, HarritPosted: November 15th, 2017
June 12, 1943 – Nov. 7, 2017
HARRIT “HARRY” BOERSMA, of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Maaike Boersma, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at the age of 74 years.
Harry will be forever remembered by his two sons Robert Shane (Leah) Boersma of Edmonton and Christopher Tate (Janie) Boersma of Lethbridge and also by his three precious grandchildren Daniel Shane, Jacob Robert and Jessie Irene Boersma. He is also survived by his sister Johanna de Bruin and brother Hessel (Marie) Boersma.
Harry was predeceased by his parents Roelof & Antje Boersma, brothers Arien Boersma and Pieter Franz (Bernice) Boersma, sister Hermina (Hiemen) den Dekker and sister-in-law Sadie Boersma.
Harry’s family immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands, landed at Pier 21 in Halifax on April 1, 1953 and from there Settled in Taber, AB. Harry had a passion for nature and his life’s work was spent in some form of agriculture: from hoeing in sugar beets as a child, to working on a ranch, riding the range, a bull rider and later a rodeo clown, and working on different farms and ranches.
After his 2 cardiac arrests, his priorities changed and he made sure that God was first in all things. Called to a life of service, he loved ushering at church and he was always so happy to see you and to welcome you with a hug and a curtsey! He was happiest when he could get a smile or a laugh just to help brighten your day.
In his last years, when he couldn’t work anymore, he fell in love with scroll sawing. Many hours were spent cutting out intricate pieces, saying, “I’ll start a business,” only to give most of his works away. He loved to go fishing and touring around our beautiful province. A wonderful husband and proud father of his two boys, his family meant everything to him.
A Celebration of Harry’s Life will be held at THIRD DAY CHURCH, #90 – 550 WT Hill Blvd. South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Dick Deweert officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Streets Alive Mission, 323 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1Z9 or to Gideons International, 501 Imperial Road North, Guelph, ON N1H 6T9, www.gideons.ca/donate.
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