den Boer, Leonard
May 24, 1939 – January 3, 2015
Leonard den Boer went to be with his LORD on January 3rd, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a loving husband, father, Opa and brother who will be greatly missed by his wife Elizabeth of 55 years, his children Susan (Brian) Reaveley, Marg (Ron) Schulz, Yvonne (Doug) Stam, Debbie (Frank) Les, Gordon (Suzan) den Boer, Janette (Mike Maljaars) Gordon, 24 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers John (Hilly) den Boer and Gary (Ann) den Boer and sisters Nel (Pete) Visscher, Mary Sterkenburg and Elsa (Frank) Torfs, as well as sister-in-law Ann (Ed) Terry and brother-in-law Ben Lindhout. Predeceased by son-in-law Mike Gordon, granddaughter Charlene Reaveley, brother-in-law Adrian Sterkenburg, and sister-in-law Roberta Lindhout. Len was born in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands to Willem and Suzanna den Boer and immigrated with his family to Canada in 1952. Len had many interests, especially gardening and a love for sacred music. He had numerous careers, but the highlight was his teaching career at Timothy Christian School for 28 years, where he was affectionately known as “Sir”. He served as an organist and as an elder in his church for more than 30 years with all the love of his heart. An opportunity to express condolences will be given on Wednesday, January 7 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the fellowship hall at the Bethel Netherlands Reformed Church. The funeral will be held on Thursday, January 8 at 1:30 pm in the Bethel Netherlands Reformed Church, 8920 Broadway St., Chilliwack with Rev. VanRuitenburg officiating. Interment to follow at Chilliwack Cemeteries. In lieu of flowers, donations to Timothy Christian School would be appreciated.
A special thank you for Dr. Galbraith and Dr. Szezepaniak as well as all the medical staff who cared for him at Chilliwack General and Abbotsford Regional Hospitals.
“He only is my Rock and my salvation: He is my defense; I shall not be moved.” Psalm 62:6
Online condolences may be offered at
Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 604-793-4555