October 2, 2018
Dirkje van Boven (Bosch) of Duncan, BC passed away peacefully at Cairnsmore Place October 2, 2018 at the age of 81 years. She leaves behind her beloved husband, Hendrik, of 61 years. He served her faithfully as he cared for her at home for many years as her Alzheimer’s progressed. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Lawrence van Boven (Marilyn), Tony van Boven (Tammy), Judy Bouwers, Harold van Boven (Alida), Michael van Boven (Joanne), Sylvia Ripmeester (David) and Anita de Bruin (Piet). Her love spilled over to her 32 beautiful grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Dirkje was born in Ureterp, The Netherlands. She immigrated with her family to Canada in 1952 to work in the sugar beets in the Lethbridge area. Following her first date with Hendrik at Waterton Lake in 1955, they were married and moved to Victoria in 1957. Over her years of homemaking, she leaves us a wonderful legacy. She loved God first, followed by a tender love for her family and many missions of mercy to anyone in need. There are many memories of her wonderful cooking, Saturday night goodie times, and her singing praise to Jesus throughout the day. Her gentle spirit, ready smile and the love of God spilling out of her will be so missed!
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Duncan Christian Reformed Church, 930 Trunk Road in Duncan.