It is with sadness in our hearts that on Thursday January 13th 2022 we said goodbye to our loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Hendriena (Nina) de Boer – Meijer. She passed away peacefully in Port Alberni, BC, Canada at the age of 96, surrounded by family and under the tender care of her Granddaughter Isabel Contant.
Born January 8th 1926 in Hoensbroek, Limburg, Netherlands, she grew up in Amsterdam and later moved to the Joure, Friesland, Netherlands where she met and married Jan de Boer. Together with their two older daughters, they immigrated back and forth five times from the Netherlands to Canada and later three times on her own.
Predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years, Jan (John) de Boer from the Joure, Friesland Netherlands. In Cornwall, Ontario they owned and operated John de Boer Upholstery for 25+ years.
Also predeceased by her loving daughter Henny Dallago and grandson-in-law Gavin Fletcher.
Survived by her daughters Fetje Benoît – de Boer (Maurice) of Ottawa and Janet de Boer (Douwe) of Calgary, her son-in-law Giulio Dallago of Whistler, grandchildren Natalie Fletcher (Gavin), Isabel Contant (Jean), Julius Dallago (Angela), Adèle Benoît (Maclean), Afke Benoît, Céline van der Molen, Jon van der Molen and great-grandchildren Claudia and Sophia Fletcher; Anneke, Remy and Yanick Contant; Olivia and Luca Dallago; Teake Benoît and Litrik (Benoît) Lee, her sister-in-law Annie de Boer and numerous nephews and nieces.
Hendriena and Jan were a fun loving couple, terrific dancers and loved to travel the world together. On her husband's gravestone it states ‘Our Love Will Never Part’ and now they will share that gravestone that will have the addition of ‘Together Again’.