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de Boer: Arend Vincent

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On October 28, 2019 @ 3:07 PM In Lucan,Obituary | 48 Comments

de Boer: Arend Vincent

After a brief illness with ALS, Arend Vincent de Boer, born December 7, 1941, went to be with the His Lord and Saviour on Monday, October 28, 2019, with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Mary “Anne” de Boer. Loving father of Suzanne DeKay, David de Boer, the late Mark de Boer (1980), Tracey (Brian) Jones and Lisa (Mike Acton) de Boer.  Proud Papa of 9 grandchildren; Danielle, Mark, Elliot (Angela), Sarah (Jamie), Andrew, Ainsley, Payton, Vanessa, and Luke and 2 great grandchildren; Aspen, and Everest. Dear brother and brother-in-law of John (Judy) de Boer, and Rini (Ray) Black. He was predeceased by his parents, Willem and Tjiske de Boer, his brothers Hette (Jeltje), Ale (Willie), Simon, Durk (Bea), and sister Margaret (Percy). 

Arend began his years of service as a Naval Officer in the Canadian Forces, followed by a career with the Toronto Police Force (Mounted Unit) and then retiring from the London Police Force after 23 years. Throughout his life, he enjoyed his days kayaking, sailing, horseback riding as well as tennis and golf. Arend was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and the Church Choir. 

Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan, on Wednesday, October 30th at 4 PM, Father Ross Bartley Presiding. Following Mass, family and friends are invited to Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan for a time of fellowship and refreshment. Private family interment will be held at St. Patrick Cemetery, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Society of Ontario.

Condolences for the family of “de Boer: Arend Vincent”

Condolence from Heather Topliss on October 28th, 2019 4:39 PM

Brian and I are thinking of the family during this difficult time! We are so sorry for your loss.

Heather and Brian Topliss

Condolence from Ed Jackson on October 28th, 2019 5:07 PM

Lisa I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Condolence from Roel and lutske van der Meulen on October 28th, 2019 6:13 PM

Our thoughts are with you all you all will miss your dad and grandfather. He was a nice person and loved his family and had a very bad time. He could not do anymore the things he loved so much like kayaking in the beautifull parks,

Condolence from Sue Stangret on October 28th, 2019 6:21 PM

Suzanne the Stangret family, all members across the country, send their thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this very sad time. May your
hearts be filled with warm and loving memories from this day forward.

Condolence from Daniel Regan on October 28th, 2019 6:55 PM

Lisa, please accept my heart felt condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.


Condolence from Ron & Cheryl Leyes on October 28th, 2019 7:26 PM

So very sad for your loss. Arend was a fine man. Our condolences to all of the de Boer family.

Condolence from Tania Taylor on October 28th, 2019 7:47 PM

To the deBoer Family, I offer my sincerest condolences to you during this time of loss. In my short time getting to know Arend I grew to appreciate his sense of humour and honest words . He will always be remembered for his bright smile and quick witted commentary . I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Anne Langendyk on October 28th, 2019 8:22 PM

Lisa and family
Our condolences to all of you.
With hugs and love.

Condolence from Julie and Earl Bullock on October 28th, 2019 8:48 PM

Tracey, Brian, Elliott, Sarah and Andrew – thinking of you all at this sad time. I was sorry to hear of your dad and grandpa’s passing. We will be thinking of you all in the days to come.
xoxo Julie and Earl and family.

Condolence from Fred and Brenda Smith on October 28th, 2019 9:38 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss

Condolence from Nancy Hess on October 28th, 2019 9:51 PM

I have many fond memories of singing with your Dad in the choir,, so sorry for your loss- May your positive memories make you smile,,,

Condolence from Hellen and Dale Bulanda on October 28th, 2019 9:56 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Condolence from Andrea Waters on October 28th, 2019 9:58 PM

Hoping loving memories and the warmth of close friends and family are comforting you now. xo

Condolence from Kathy McFarland on October 29th, 2019 12:14 AM


Condolence from Kelly o’Connor on October 29th, 2019 7:11 AM

Your father enjoyed a very accomplished life and from one sailor to another I know he has crossed the bar. Rose and l convey our sincere condolences to you and your family Lisa

Condolence from Deb Manders on October 29th, 2019 7:28 AM

Dear Anne and family,

With deepest sympathy during this sad and difficult time.

Deb Manders and Brent Atthill

Condolence from Wayne, Julie, Dylan & Emily Pryce on October 29th, 2019 9:30 AM

de Boer Family

Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We treasure the fond memories of wonderful neighbors, always enjoyed our chats with Arend.

Condolence from Billie Maxfield on October 29th, 2019 2:05 PM

My deepest sympathy to you and your family from the Maxfield family

Condolence from Henk Kampers on October 29th, 2019 2:25 PM

Our sincere condolences to the de Boer family , with the loss of our brother Knight
I hope that God gives you strength and peace at this time of your loss .
He was a very active member of our council and will be greatly missed !
God Bless G K of council 7754
Henk Kampers

Condolence from Joe O’Donnell on October 29th, 2019 5:59 PM

Our deepest sympathy and condolences. It was an absolute pleasure knowing Arend and he will be missed. The O’DONNELL family.

Condolence from Bonnie Manders on October 29th, 2019 7:01 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and in the days ahead. Sincere Sympathy.

Condolence from Liz Jenkin on October 29th, 2019 7:33 PM

Dave and Lisa and family.
My condolences on the loss of your father. My boys enjoyed their time working with him and I was thankful for him giving them the opportunity

Condolence from George and Carin Marr on October 29th, 2019 7:57 PM

So sad to hear this news. We were in the choir with Arend and he was always around to chat after mass such a good man and a great loss to all who loved him. Our prayers are with the family as you go through life without him and carry his memories close to your heart
George and Carin Marr

Condolence from Donna Heideman on October 29th, 2019 8:24 PM

So sorry to hear of Arends passing
We have fond memories of Arend at Lake Clear
Donna and Eddie Heideman

Condolence from lori Cook on October 29th, 2019 9:14 PM

Tracey Brian and families so sorry for the sudden loss of your Dad keep your great memories close to your heart knowing he didnt suffer you are in my prayers

Condolence from Ben & Sue Hoogenboom on October 29th, 2019 9:15 PM

So very sorry for your loss. I am so glad to have met Arend & Anne on the golf course of all places so many years ago. Great memories! Our condolences to the family.

Ben and Sue Hoogenboom

Condolence from Gerard Mullin on October 30th, 2019 7:28 AM

Our most sincere sympathy to the de Boer family. May the memories that you have in your heart give you comfort in the days ahead. ……the Mullin’s

Condolence from Joe mullin on October 30th, 2019 7:30 AM

Sorry for your loss

Condolence from Hans-J. Rosch on October 30th, 2019 8:47 AM

Sincerest condolences from the Rosch family. He will be well remembered as an outstanding person.

Hans-J. and Corinne Rosch

Condolence from Anne Mullin on October 30th, 2019 9:31 AM

Aunt Anne, Suzanne, David, Tracey, Lisa and your families;
Our sincere condolences and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Anne Mullin and Kurt Dmytruk

Condolence from Joyce Sovereign on October 30th, 2019 10:28 AM

To Anne and Family
Sending my sympathy to you all on Arands death.May God comfort you all in the coming days and months.Take some comfort in the thought he and your son,brother have met up now ????

Condolence from Jamie Shipley on October 30th, 2019 11:26 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have many fond childhood memories growing up so close to your family for many impressionable years of my life. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.


Condolence from John F. Carter on October 30th, 2019 12:36 PM

Dear de Boer Family. I worked with Arend for years and I will always remember him for his quick smile and laugh. He was a pleasure to be around.
Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss.

John and Marie Carter

Condolence from Linda Froats on October 30th, 2019 12:38 PM

Thinking of you and your family at this time and sending our sympathy. Dale and Linda Froats

Condolence from Diane Elston on October 30th, 2019 4:01 PM

Anne and family,
My sympathies to your family on the loss of Arend.
Diane Elston

Condolence from Andy and Lorie De Boer on October 30th, 2019 4:09 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time.

Condolence from Earle Brydges on October 30th, 2019 6:12 PM

Thinking of you at this time. We have fond memories of Arend.

Linda and Earle Brydges.

Condolence from Joan and Dave Goddard on October 30th, 2019 6:49 PM

Lisa, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.

Condolence from Reginald Campbell on October 30th, 2019 7:31 PM

On behalf of all the members of the 5th Ontario District, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus please accept our sincere condolences at the passing of Sir Knight Arend. Know that he will be in our prayers.

Reg Campbell – Master 5th Ontario District Knights of Columbus

Condolence from Robert J Cuillerier on October 30th, 2019 11:33 PM

I am so very sorry to hear about Arend passing. He was a very nice gentleman, and had a good sense of humor. He will be deeply missed. My deepest Sympathies

Robert J. Cuillerier Ailsa Craig ON

Condolence from Dan and Carol Sloetjes on October 30th, 2019 11:47 PM

May peace surround all as memories are cherished and Life is Celebrated.

Dan and Carol Sloetjes

Condolence from Linda J. Johnson on October 31st, 2019 6:01 PM

So sorry for your loss. I work with Arend De Boer at the London Police Force.
He was a very kind gentleman who never failed to make me laugh.
I had a horse and was always asking me about him, he always use to say when
he saw me, “How’s you Black Stud,” even though he had seen a picture of TK
who was a Appaloosa, white with rust spots, but we always found the humour in
his joke. He was well thought of. May your memories keep you at peace.
Linda J. Johnson

Condolence from Rosemary Boland-Ryan on November 2nd, 2019 8:16 AM

Suzanne, so sorry to hear of your loss. Will be thinking of you and your family.

Rosemary and Al

Condolence from Durk de Boer on November 3rd, 2019 9:58 AM

Condoleances . We wish you a lot of strength to carry this big loss. On behalf of your Frisian family.
Lots of love from Holland,
Durk, Winnie, Alex & Senna de Boer (youngest son of Ale)

Condolence from Sally Williams on November 3rd, 2019 7:26 PM

Our condolences to Ann and family upon hearing of Arend’s passing. He was our good friend and we had many good times with him. We would always remember him in our prayers Sally and daughters

Condolence from Glen and Linda Finch on November 6th, 2019 9:27 AM

Lisa, Mike and Family.
We are so sorry for your loss and we want to express our sincere sympathies.

Condolence from Carol Varrin on November 8th, 2019 12:32 PM

Our condolences on Uncle Arend’s passing.

Dan and Carol Varrin

Condolence from Noelle DeGraw on November 9th, 2019 4:28 AM

Our sincerest condolences to the de Boer family. Thinking of all of you in this terrible time of grief. The DeGraw family. Red, Mary, Noelle and Miara

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