BOONSTRA, Sijmon - October 26, 1923 - October 17, 2017
Our dear father and Pake passed away peacefully in Cambridge, Ontario, on October 17, 2017, at the age of 93.
He was born in St. Annaparochie, Friesland, Netherlands.
He immigrated to Canada settling in Toronto where he married his beloved Sjoerdje (Susan) in 1952.
He was married to Sjoerdje for 40 years until her passing in 1992. He was a longtime employee of the North York Board of Education, retiring in 1988.
He served as Treasurer of the Willowdale Christian Reformed Church for 40 years and continued to help out with financial matters and counting collection money after he retired. He loved nothing more than a morning walk to the donut shop for a coffee and an apple fritter and then catching up with his Athabaska Avenue friends and neighbours on his way home.
He is survived by his children Jack (Louise) Boonstra of Kemptville, Diane (John) Thompson of Kitchener and Art Boonstra of Milton. He was a proud Pake to Eric, Emilie, Ryan, Heather, Adam, Amy and Pake Pake to Nolan. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Riverbend Place in Cambridge for their kind and thoughtful care of our father in his last years and more recently the CCAC palliative care team for their support.
Visitation will be held Monday, October 23, 2017 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street. A Funeral Service will commence at 1:30 p.m. Private interment.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Regional Cancer Centre of your choice..