Abraham Boogerd passed away quietly with his loved ones by his side in Abbotsford, BC on Friday, June 1, 2012 at the age of 93. Abraham was born to Johannes and Marie Boogerd on April 12, 1919. Abraham is predeceased by Arnolda, his wife of 59 years. They were married in Rotterdam, Holland.
He is survived and lovingly remembered by his sister Marie Phillips; sons Johannes and Antonie, and his wife Bonnie; granddaughters Dana and Erin, and many other relatives.
Abraham was born in Zierikzee, Holland in 1919. He moved to Rotterdam when he was young. When war broke out in 1939, Abraham served in the Dutch army as a Private in the 13th Depot Battalion until the Dutch surrendered. He was conscripted as a laborer and sent to work in Norway until the war ended in 1945. After, Abraham learned how to become a painter and worked in a paint factory learning everything he could about the trade. He then took a position with Holland America Line as Manager of Painting Maintenance, where he worked for many years before immigrating to Calgary, Canada in 1957. Here, he started his own successful painting business and later, he moved to Richmond, BC and worked as a foreman for the municipality until he retired to Greendale, BC in 1977.
Abraham enjoyed dancing, playing cards, especially Klaverjassen, holidaying around the world, socializing, camping, and spending time with his pets. Abraham loved socializing and he is remembered for having a great sense of humor—he could bring a smile to anyone’s face.
The funeral service and celebration of Abraham’s life will be held at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave. Chilliwack, BC on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 1:00 PM. Interment to follow at the Little Mountain Cemetery, 10010 Hillcrest Dr. Chilliwack, BC. Reception will commence at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home after the burial.
Abraham’s immediate family wishes to thank all of those who cared for him over the many years. Donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 45746 Yale Road Chilliwack, BC.
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