Jacobus Dirk Boon
1920 – 2016
Jack passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, March 31, 2016 in Cranbrook at 95 years of age.
Jack was born on October 25, 1920 in Holland.
He married Helena de Kruijff on April 9, 1948. In 1954 they immigrated to Canada with four children. They resided in the Burnaby and Abbotsford area where they had four more children. Jack owned a family plumbing business for over 40 years. For 10 years he had a chinchilla farm.
In 1992 Jack and Helena moved to Fort Steele. Jack was passionate about his family, his faith and nature. He advocated for preserving the environment for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jack was always ready for a new adventure or a relaxing visit.
Jack is survived by his eight children Adriana (Dirk) Van Tongeren, Gina Blake, Andrew (Dawn) Boon, Peter (Tina) Boon, Jim (Barb) Boon, Martin (Bev) Boon, Helen Boon and Ken (Arlene) Boon. He was a loving Opa to 17 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Jack was predeceased by his wife Helena in 2006, his brother Cornelius (Janny) Boon and his sister Hendrika (Arie) Van Dermeer from Holland.
A visitation for Jack will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church in Cranbrook on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. His service will follow at 11:00 am. Jack will be interred in the Fort Steele Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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