BOVEN, John – Matthew 11:28 “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”. John, age 79, went to be with his Lord, peacefully at Seaforth Manor on Monday, December 29, 2014. He was born on May 11, 1935 son of the late Karel and Henderika (Kassies) Boven, in Den Ham the Netherlands. He came to Canada with his family in 1956. He is predeceased by his wife Femmy Boven (Otten) (February 2013), his sister Betsy (Piet) of Holland, brother Gerritt (Nel) of Blyth, brother Albert (Helen) of Londesboro, brother-in-law Kurt Stryker (Corrie) of Owen Sound, brother-in-law Bernie Kolkman (Kinie) of Saltford. Survived by sister Riet (Roger) of Chicago, brother Henk (Anneke) of Holland, sister Kinie Kolkman (Bernie) of Salford, sister Ineke Knetsch,(Chris) of St Catherines, sister Corrie Stryker (Kurt) of Owen Sound, brother Fred (Greta) of Kingston, sister Ali of Holland, brother Carl (Shirley) of Kingston, brother-in-law Piet Boonstra (Besty) of Holland, sister-in-law Nel (Gerritt) of Blyth and sister-in-law Helen Hummel (Albert) of Londesboro. Dear stepfather to Ralph Otten (Elva) of Seaforth, Jan Van Stralen of Stratford, John Otten (Keena) of Stratford and Harry Otten (Anita) of Clinton. He will be remembered by 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the W.G. Young Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held in the spring and will be announced through the W.G. Young Funeral Home and the Clinton Christian Reformed Church where John is a member. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Seaforth Community Hospital or the Seaforth Manor Retirement Home Residents Council and may be made through the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411
Memorial Service
To be held in the Spring 2015

Seaforth Community Hospital
Seaforth Manor Retirement Home Council

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