In Memory of




Obituary for Cornelis "Kees" Boot

Cornelis (Kees) Boot November 19, 1926- July 19, 2022

God our loving heavenly father called our earthly father and His good and faithful servant Home to everlasting glory. Kees (Cornelis) Boot passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 19 at 8:30 pm surrounded by his wife Rina and family. He was exactly 95 years and 8 months old, a beautiful age! We will always remember him as a godly man who truly loved and treasured his wife, our mother. He was a generous and supportive father and a much loved brother and uncle. His smile was contagious and he loved to share a coffee or a “borrel” with anyone who dropped in for a visit. After many years of hard work as a dairy farmer he was able to enjoy retirement from the farm with Mom and could travel the world making many incredible memories. He survived the Great Depression, World War 2 and the flood of 1953 in Zeeland. He was an avid and entertaining letter writer and we also enjoyed hearing his many colourful stories. Loving husband of Arendje (Rina) Boot for 64 years. Dear father of Adriana (Jelko) Oosterhof, Olivier Boot, Jacomina Boot (Gerard vander Sar) and Cor Boot (Kim).

Loving opa of Stefanie(Andrew), Katrina, Samantha (Brandon), Alex (Amelia), Kevin (Lucia), Marnix, Oliver (Laura) , Rachel (Lushaun), Patrick, Logan and Levi. Great-opa to Leo, Ana, Clementine and Fergus, Eli and Cassidy. Brother to Stoffel and Johan and brother in law to Dien , Bep Kees and Tiny , Dick and Tineke ,Wim and Nel , Ann and Keith, Hans and Nanny. Predeceased by infant son (1963), sisters Mina ( Jan) , Jans (Henk) and Maatje ( Leen) ,brothers Leen, Marinus ( Ina) and Joop and in-laws Arie (Wil), Magda (Siem), Adrie (Niek),
Jaap (Corrie) and Irene and Niek K.

The funeral service will be held on Friday July 22 at 11am at Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church. Private viewing for the family and close friends at 10:15. Interment after the service with a light lunch served afterwards in the church fellowship hall with an opportunity to express condolences and share stories and fond memories with the family.

As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to Anchor Home or to the Elora Legion. Kees always appreciated the Remembrance Day ceremonies. Many thanks for being such wonderful caretakers of the memories of the Canadian and Allied soldiers who died to liberate
the Netherlands in World War 2.

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