DeBoer, Gary (Tjeert) of St. Thomas, at the Lord’s appointed time passed away on Monday, August 13th, 2012, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Bonnie (Keegstra) DeBoer and dearly loved father of Christina DeBoer of Kitchener, George and his wife Linda DeBoer of Paynes Mills and their children Jocelyn, Janelle, Lindsay, Nicole and Andrea, Bonnetta and her husband Peter Dieleman of Wallacetown and their children Stephan, Danielle, Megan and Garrett and Clarence and his wife Tracie DeBoer of Dutton and their son Cole. Sadly missed by a number of brothers and sisters in Holland and other relatives in Brazil. Gary was born in Holland on July 1st, 1925 the son of the late Geert and Anna DeBoer. He came to Canada in 1960 and farmed. Gary was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church.
The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, Elm Street, St. Thomas on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Vic Vandermolen officiating. Interment to follow in Elmdale Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or the C.R.W.R.C. “The eternal God, is thy refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deut. 33:27