Jack deBoer

Jack deBoer

Thursday, December 23rd, 1943 - Thursday, December 10th, 2020
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deBoer, Jack

Our hearts are heavy, but now Jack is healed and at peace, called home by his Heavenly Father on December 10, 2020 at the age of 76. Married for 55 years to the love of his life and his best friend, Niesje (Koekoek). Loving Father of Maurice and Frances, Peter and Robin, Marcia and Sean Cota and Steve and Lesley. Cherished Pake of Sarah (Grant), Aaron (Michelle), Jody (Alex), Jillian (Dan), Branden (Taylor) Jeremy, Nathan, Madeline, Samuel and Andrew. and Devoted Opa of Scarlett, Sawyer, Nora, and Jack. Brother and brother in law of John (Thea), Jane (Bert), Simon (Corrie), Jim (Reinie), Shirley, Alie (Marinus), Mary (Bill), Johanna (Gerry), Thea, Cope, Sharon, Thys, Clarence, Harry (Abby) and Jake. He was also loved by many Nieces and Nephews

Born in Sneek, Friesland, to Bouke and Pietje deBoer, Jack immigrated to Barrie, Ontario, Canada when he was 14 years old. His family settled in Brantford, then in 1976 he fulfilled his life-long dream of becoming a farmer when he and Niesje moved their young family to Cayuga. His love of farming was surpassed only by his love of family, faith and friends. Jack also worked at Haldimand Motors for 22 years.

A special Thank you to the ICU medical staff at St. Catharine’s hospital for their exceptional care and compassion. A special thanks to Debbie Kreuger for being the hands that held his when we couldn’t.

Friends are invited to call at COOPER FUNERAL HOME, 19 Talbot Street West, Jarvis, on Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 2-5 pm. (Those wishing to attend must RSVP through the funeral home website - Masks are required at all times when in the funeral home.) The funeral service for Jack will be held at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, 33 King Avenue, York, on Monday at 2 p.m. (Those wishing to attend the funeral service must RSVP through the funeral home website. Masks are mandatory when indoors for the service.) The funeral service will be live-streamed. For those wishing to share with the family in this way, please search YouTube for "York Maranatha Livestream". If desired, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 13th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 5:30pm
    Sunday, December 13th, 2020 2:00pm - 5:30pm
    Cooper Funeral Home
    19 Talbot Street West
    Jarvis, ON N0A 1J0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Those wishing to attend visitation must RSVP by clicking the blue RSVP button. Please arrive in the funeral home parking lot 10 minutes prior to your chosen time slot and follow the instructions of the parking lot attendant. Masks are mandatory at all times when in the funeral home.
  • Service

    Monday, December 14th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Monday, December 14th, 2020 2:00pm
    Maranatha Christian Reformed Church
    33 King Avenue
    YORK, ON
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Those wishing to attend the service must RSVP through the funeral home website. Masks are required when indoors. The funeral service will be livestreamed on the Maranatha CRC YouTube channel.
    Pastor Ben Ponsen


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Nancy Donato

Posted at 11:45am
Jack was one of a kind. I was truly sorry to hear of his passing. I love working with him, he made our lives better for knowing him. My love and condolences to his family.

Timothy Mead

Posted at 11:25am
Dearest Niesje, Jack was one of the loveliest people I ever knew, and one half of a lovely couple. My heart aches for you. With love, Tim.

Rick & Jackie Elgersma

Posted at 07:43am
Dear Niesje, children & grandchildren, we were so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing, a loving husband, father and grandfather. Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. We were able to watch the funeral on livestream, and to hear the memories of you children and grandchildren of who he was to all of you, what beautiful memories to hold on to. May the comfort of our God carry you from day to day, moment by moment. Much love, Rick & Jackie

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