May 22, 1931 – March 15, 2007
With great and deep sadness the families of Frank & Corrie Boesterd announce the passing of Frank, a dearly beloved husband, father, grandpa, opa, and opee, brother, uncle & dear friend.
Dad was born May 22, 1931 in Waardenburg, Holland. He immigrated to Canada in 1951. In 1953 he married Jane Stam, who passed away in 1989.
A year later two lonely hearts met and Dad married Corrie Guliker in 1990. They were married for 17 loving years, in which they enjoyed so many happy days camping in their 5th wheel in the company of their children and grandchildren.
With their marriage two families became one; so many times oma & opa would sit back and smile, sitting around a camp fire watching their children laugh and their grandchildren play. That little saying, “if grandma says ‘no’ ask grandpa” was so true. He always had a warm lap to sit on, a big hug to give, and a few words of wisdom to give.
To say that his family meant everything to him would be an understatement. Dad worked for Lafarge Concrete for 40 years as a plant manager until his retirement in 1998.
Diagnosed with cancer in 1999 Dad never gave into it, and never complained. But sadly, Dad passed away after an 8 year battle, Thursday March 15, 2007.
Dad is grieved by his loving wife Corrie Boesterd; his children Bill & Joanne Boesterd, Connie and Klaas Korthuis, Francine & Tom Hoedeman, Andrew Boesterd, Marilyn & Ed Struys, Gerald & Wendy Guliker, John & Beth Guliker, 25 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, brothers Bram & Wim, sisters Riek Westeringh, Mien Den Boesterd, brothers Sandef Jan and Everet, predeceased by his first wife Jane. Daughter Leola Guliker and grand daughter Torrina Guliker. Pal bearers; Bill Boesterd, Klaas Korthius, Tom Hoedeman, Andrew Boesterd, Ed Struys, Gerald Guliker and John Guliker. Officiated by Rev. P. Van Ruytenberg. Internment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.
A special thank-you to Dr. Kishi, Dr. Goodman, Dr. Bull, and the caring staff of the medical unit 3rd floor of Chilliwack Hospital.
Donations in the memory of Frank would be greatly appreciated to the “Paliative Care Unit”.