Jeffrey DeBoer

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Jeffrey DeBoer

If you knew Jeff, you knew he was always open to a reason to have a good party.  So, on July 1, 1990 he decided to arrive early, always giving him that reason to celebrate.  His parents Mario and Lana (Mackelberg) and his brothers, Greg, Brad and Mac were never too far away to help with his celebrations or to create more.

His celebrations continued with MANY family vacations.  Jeff travelled with his family on camping trips, dog sledding and snowmobile adventures, Florida vacations, visiting his cougar Aunt and Uncle out west and then to Holland, England and France for a family reunion. When he finally started getting sister in laws, Tina, Ashley and Ainslie he was more than willing to love and accept them in to our party.

Then in 2013, Destiny brought him Kim (Nash).  And since she was the prettiest girl he had ever seen (or love at first sight), he decided to definitely add her to his party.  Along came niece Morgan (MJ) and nephew Warren to the family party.

Our most recent family vacation party was in Feb. 2020 with the 12 of us in one house. That party grew with 9 more Canadians friends hanging out with us in Florida. That was definitely a great party.  Last June he welcomed Kamryn in as his newest niece.  Uncle Jeffie continued his fun-loving ways with her.

Kim and Jeff continued on a few adventures of their own with vacations to Jamaica, Arizona and back to Holland in 2019. His Holland family of the Ypmas and Vanwoldes showered them with love and experiences never to be forgotten or unappreciated. Jeff and Kim also showed up at Dirks Bently, Zac Brown and others concert with many long-time school friends or hockey buddies. These friends carried him thru the darker parties when he fought his fight against cancer. His community showed him more support and strength than they will ever know with his drive by and his fundraiser attendance.  Jeff’s zest for life, his contagious laughter, his cheesy grin and his one-liners were with him ‘til the end, usually at his mother’s expense.

Jeff left us on Jan 2 2021 after everyone had time to recuperate from, once again, the Celebration of a New Year. Jeff was surrounded by the love of his parents, his brothers and sister in laws and his love Kim as he began his new party with his loved ones that passed before him.  Jeff’s life was shorter than most but the depth of his life was twice as deep as most and for that reason WE ARE grateful. Love you buddy and you will only ever be a 2 x 4 away.

Friends wishing to remember Jeffrey with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.  https://www.braintumour.ca/ways-to-give/donate-now/

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May your memories give you strength during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lana, Mario, Kim, family and friends. My heart goes out to all of you. May Jeff, be in a better place and shine down on all who loved him. 💕 Tracy and Grant.

Mario, Lana, Kim and The DeBoer family. We were so saddened to hear about the passing of Jeff. He obviously lived life to the fullest and had the amazing support and love of so many around him. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time. Love and miss you guys💕 Tracy and Blaine Johnston

I'm so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Jeff when he was in school. He always had a smile and a playful disposition. The tributes are beautiful. My sincere condolences to you all.

My deepest sympathy to your entire family. How sad I am to hear of Jeffs’ passing. Your tribute told a story of great love (Mario and Lana, you would know me from the clinic)

Mario, Lana, Kim, Greg, Brad, Mac and families, Thinking of you and sending our love and sympathy. Judy Campbell and Jim Vidler

We send our sincere and deepest condolences to the DeBoer Family.

Sending our sincerest condolences to all the family. Jeff was quite the character and will live on in your lives for ever. Treasure all the precious moments you shared together . He will always be remembered by many of us. Take care and stay strong. Love Cindy and Mike

Mario, Lana and family, Please know that we are thinking of you and that we send you our sympathy. Dick and Norma

Mario, Lana, Kim and family. Sending our condolences, and thinking of you all at this time.

Our deepest condolences to the family. I always enjoyed conversations with Jeff, after first getting to know him when he drove our tomato planter one season. Our prayers of peace through this difficult time are with you all.

thinking of you with deepest sympathy may all your cherished memories carry you though this sad time

Mario and Lana, I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts. Rebecka Heyink

Our sincere condolences to the Deboer family. Jeff was a caring and thoughtful person who would never let you walk away without a smile on your face. He will be dearly missed.

Mario, Lana, Kim and family We are so sorry to hear about Jeff. Our hearts and prayers go out to you at this time. May the memories of his life lived to the fullest give you comfort . Our love and heartfelt condolences go out to you. Rene Wieling ,Tim Carnegie and family

Kim and family, may your memories be strong of Jeff and find peace in thoses memories. Rest easy Jeff.

To the Deboers, we'd like to express our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

Lana Mario Kim & family Our sincere & deepest sympathy on your loss, Jeff was truly a great guy liked & loved by all, life truly isn’t fair when a great guy like Jeff is taken way to soon God bless you all. Jim & Betty-Lou

Lana and Family so sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength and comfort at this difficult time

So sorry to hear of Jeff's passing! My sincere condolences to all of you. Bob

Lana, Mario, Kim and family - My husband and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We met Jeff at a poker run a few years ago. What a fun guy! We could tell he loved life. Our sincerest sympathy is being sent to you all at this very difficult time. Sue and Jeff Fournie

Mario, Lana and family. So very sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. I will remember that smile and his zest for life during his high school years. He always had a good story when he was late, that always made me smile. Our heartfelt condolences to the whole family. Annalea and Rick Benn

To Jeff's family, Kimmy & the Nash family, we feel great sorrow & loss in the passing of Jeff. May the many wonderful memories of vacations & trips and fun-loving times remain with you forever. Wishing you comfort, peace and strength in the coming days. Thinking of you all. Love always, Carolynn, Kenny & Elyse xoxoxo

Lana, Mario & family. Our deepest condolences on hearing of Jeff's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Mario, Lana & family So sorry to hear of the passing of Jeff. Our thoughts & prayers are with all the family and friends.

Mario and Lana words could not begin to say how sorry we are that Jeff has passed away. Our sincere deepest condolences to you both and your families. Hugs and prayers to all through this difficult time.💕💕

Our sincere condolences. Jeff always new how to get everybody laughing on the jobsite, and it was a pleasure knowing and working with him. Even on the toughest days he showed up with good spirits. His enthusiasm was inspiring and he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Jeff.

So sorry to hear about Jeff passing. Our sincere thoughts are with all the family and friends of Jeff.

Kim Nash is my niece and I got to share in Jeff's playful spirit, clever jokes and wonderful sense of humour as a result. Jeff made Kim smile and laugh like no one else. He brought mirth to the world! My sincere sympathy for your loss, my heart is with you.

Sorry for your loss

Our deepest condolences to the DeBoer family at this time of loss.

To the DeBoer family, we are so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We shared many memories of good times with Jeff. He was a fun loving guy that always made you laugh. He will be missed. Fuzzy & Limo Jenner and family.

So sorry to hear about the loss of Deboer. He was an exciting guy to be around in college. Sure didn’t take long to get comfortable hearing Jeff’s laugh and original jokes. Will miss you buddy. Evan Renwick Belmore ON

I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the entire Deboer family. I have many fond memories of Jeff, from working together for many years at Delhaven and alot of good times with friends. He was someone you could count on for a good laugh, always greeted you with the biggest smile and was the definition of a true friend. Jeff will be dearly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Thoughts and prayers to all of his family and friends.

Our hearts are saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing! Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers! 🌹 Sandra &Tom Vidler

Jeff was such a nice young man. Always greeted you with a big smile. We were very sorry to hear of his passing. Our thoughts & prayers go out to his family and friends

Lana and Mario we were so sorry to hear of your loss.

We are so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. Our deepest condolences to everybody. What a beautiful tribute to Jeff.

Lana, Mario, DeBoer brothers, and extended family, We were very sorry to hear about Jeff. Those middle children are always so full of life and mischief- it's hard to imagine life without all that fun and energy in it. Please except our sincere condolences. Sue and Henry

Dear Lana and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He seemed like a great guy and loved by all. My thoughts are wth you.

So sorry to hear about Jeff. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you Chris Stephens and family.

We are so sad to hear of Jeff’s passing. He was the best guy and will be so missed. Our deepest sympathies to the entire family.

Our deepest condolences to you, Lana, Mario and family. Jeffrey always had a ready smile and zest for life! He will be greatly missed!

Our sincere condolences for your loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

We are so sad to hear of Jeff's passing. He was a terrific guy and he will be greatly missed by so many. Our sincerest condolences to Kim and the Deboer Family.

Dear Lana, Mario and family, So very sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family. John and Helen Hanak

Our heartfelt sympathies in your loss. So hard to lose one of your children Lana. We feel your pain. Rest In Peace Jeffrey. Aunt Julie and Uncle Robert.

To the DeBoer family, I want to say I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you all . Jeff always had a big smile on his face that I will not forget. Rest easy Jeff.

Mario, Lana, Kim, Greg, Brad, Mac, and families. We are sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. We will remember Jeff for being a solid individual and always friendly. Condolences to all of you.

so sorry for your loss. thinking of all your families at this difficult time & sending prayers. xoxo Wilma & Paul Huffman

Dear Lana, Mario and Family We are so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. He lived life to the fullest, was always smiling and cared about everyone he met. He was taken too soon, but has left many many memories that will always be in your hearts. Know you are in our prayers, sending our condolences to you all at this difficult time.

Our heartfelt condolences to Kim and each member of the DeBoer family. Jeff was truly one of a kind. His spirit and sense of humour will live on in each of us from day to day because every time we hear the name Jeff DeBoer, we will smile and remember what a fun-loving, goofy person he was and the memories we all shared with him. His infectious smile and up-to-no-good laugh, his will to be the life of the party and love for his family and life itself will be missed greatly. I'm glad we got to see and chat with him a while on our trip to Florida last February. It was fun to run into the crew and see some familiar faces down there. I will always be appreciative that he insisted on playing continuous (loud) country music while working at Delhaven years ago because I didn't know what I was missing. May the fond memories of Jeff's life bring you comfort during such a sad time. We are sending cheers to him on his new journey. Rest easy friend. <3

Lana , Mario and Family Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Sending hugs and keeping you in our thoughts ! If you need anything...we are just a stones throw away . Marg Pietens and Dave Bryant

To Lana, Mario and the rest of your family we want to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. Jeffrey sounds like an amazing young man, lots to be proud of and will be greatly missed.

Our deepest condolences and our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

My condolence to his family. May he rest in peace.

Some are put on this world for a short season but they seem to be the ones that their light shines brightest. Jeff had the most precious gift of wearing his heart open for the world to see, accepting people for whom they were and loving them most dearly when they were at their most broken times. Ben and I can't express how much love and comfort we felt from Jeff, it truly was his gift. We send our love to all of you and know that Jeff would want us to continue on our journey looking for opportunities to celebrate and party!

Lana and family...so very sorry to hear of the loss of Jeff. Sincere condolences!

Lana and Mario-Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time, so sorry for your family's loss.

Lana, Mario, Kim, Greg, Brad, Mac, families and friends. Our sincere condolences & hugs to all of you. You've shared such beautiful tributes to describe Jeff and his zest for life. These will be comforting to so many people in his life. Memories last forever.

We are so very sorry for your loss. We lost our daughter last September and know how devastatingly painful this is. May loving memories and the care and support of family and friends give you comfort and peace.

We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

I am so very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences.

Lana & Mario: Having lost a young son, we feel your pain. Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sending hugs to you & your family. Blessings!

So sorry for your loss🙏🏼💔.

I am so sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace.

Sorry to hear about Jeff . Lana and Mario it must be so hard and words just cant justify life and when a persons time is up sorry again The Gordons. Jeff will be visiting his Uncle Wayne and you know cards will be played

Sorry for your loss.

To the Deboer family. Never had the pleasure of meeting or knowing Jeff but he sounds like someone who we would have liked to have known. So sorry for the loss of your much loved member of your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great sorrow. Cherish the wonderful memories that you celebrated as a family. RIP Jeff.

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

My family and myself spent many of hours with this young man on the pond , at arena’s and travelling in pickup truck playing hockey.. He was a exceptionally respectful person and player.. Jeff will be greatly missed by all that have had the pleasure to know him. Our condolences to his family and loved ones from the Clarke family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. So sorry for your loss.

I'm sorry for your loss. This write up was perfect. Your family in in my thoughts.

Kim,Mario and Lana . So sorry to hear the sad news. My sincere sympathy to the entire family.

Hier zijn geen woorden voor. Ons hart is bij jullie allemaal.

Deboer Family Nothing I can say can give you comfort, therefore my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Heaven has gained a great guy, he will shake the place up. R I P Jeff. Glenn

We are so saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mario, Lana, Kim & family So sorry to hear your sad news. Jeff sure put up a fight with this nasty disease Know that he is now at peace & has been welcomed as an angel in the Heaven’s above. Hold tight to your many fond memories.

Another one taken way too soon. My heart aches for you all. May your memories of Jeff warm your hearts and may you come to know that he will always be with you. I imagine he’s continuing on the party with Jon. Love and light to you. Xoxo

I am sorry to hear about Jeff, my deepest condolences goes out to his entire family. I will miss his quick come backs and friendly ribbing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

I am so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. We may not be able to see Jeff any longer but he will always be felt in our hearts. He had the most contagious smile. He looked like he was always up to something. Little bugger. Your entire family is in my prayers. Jeff has been chosen to go ahead of us to make sure the party is ready to go when it is our time. Until we meet again. RIP Jeff

Mario and Lana, such a sad time for you. Thoughtful, beautiful words as you tell the story of his party here on earth. Sounds like he did his best to enjoy life and you all helped him. That will be comfort for you in the future.

Mario, Lana, Kim, Greg, Tina, Brad, Ashley, Mac & Ainsley We are truly sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

Lana, Mario, Kim and family I am so sorry to hear of Jeffrey’s passing. You’ve put together a beautiful tribute celebrating his life. May it help you to find comfort. Hugs and heartfelt condolences to all of you.

Lana, Mario, Brad, Greg, Mac and entire family; Moments such as this shatter your world into a million pieces. May the love you all have for Jeff and those who share the love be the strength that holds you together. I know how much he was loved making the hurt unbearable. You prepared the most beautiful and authentic memorial honouring his spirit and zest for life. ✨❤️✨ Mike and I have you and your entire family in our hearts and prayers with this tragic loss. Hold onto one another tight! Xoxo Mel Brown and Mike Charron

So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing . My deepest condolences to to your families. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Our sincere condolences to the DeBoer family. May you be comforted by sharing stories and memories of the good times you had with Jeff.

Lana and family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

We are so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mario, Lana & family, Sorry to read of the passing of Jeff. It sounds like he had a very fulfilling life and you have wonderful memories. Grief is a journey so embrace the ups and downs of the journey. Our thoughts and prayers are will you. Love John & Lynda

Mario, Lana & family we are so saddened by your loss. Jeff fought long and hard and there are no words that we can say to ease or erase your pain. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May all your beautiful memories bring peace and comfort in the days to come. Hugs and love xoxo Andrew & Tracey Lawrence

Lana and Mario and family, our deepest sympathies to you all. Thinking of you at this very difficult time.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the DeBoer family. Jeff will be missed by many and forgotten by no one. RIP

Such a valiant fight. Rest well Jeff. Lana, Mario, Greg, Brad and Mac and families may your memories bring peace and comfort. Love Aunt Pam

Lana and Mario, Kim, and family, My heart is so saddened for your loss. No words can convey the depth of my feelings nor ease your pain at this time. I can only hope that your wonderful memories of Jeff will bring you some peace. Sending my sincere heartfelt condolences. Diane Caughy

Our sincere condolences

Our deepest condolences with your loss of Jeff. He will always be remembered for his contagious smile❤️

Lana and Mario, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are aching for you and your family. Dave and Joanne

Brad, Ashley, Mario, Lana and family Sending you all my deepest heartfelt sympathy for your loss. You have been and will continue to be in my prayers. May your family unity and strength, along with the many memories help carry you through this time of grief. The world on earth has lost a great soul but heaven has gained one in Jeff. Sincere condolences, Eileen Lindsay

I have very fond memories of Jeff when he modelled for me(Nina Marie’s) for the Celebrate Life FashionShow. Jeff did really celebrate! He was a joy and gave us all a lot of laughs. I am so sorry for his loss. He did brighten up so many other lives.

Mario, Lana, Kim, Greg, Brad, Mac and families,We are so saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We are thinking of all of you.♥️

Saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. Condolences Ainslie and Mack and all the DeBoer family. Kandace and Eric Bliss

Lana, Mario and family It has been a few years since I’ve seen your family and I was shocked to hear of Jeff’s passing. I can’t even begin to imagine how your hearts are broken now. Your boys used to give me a run for my money at school but I still liked them. Each had that special smile that would allow them to push my buttons. It is my hope that in time the ragged hole in your hearts will be smoothed. I believe the hole will never go away but you will be learn to cope with the loss of Jeff. Sincerely Ruth Moerman

Mac, so sorry to hear about Jeff. Thinking of you and your family. Kathy, John and Jack Noble

Lana Mario an family, so sad to hear about the passing of Jeff. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time❤️❤️ Mike/Linda Lanz

Lana, Mario and entire family. The suffering is over. You have your own angel watching over you. He is loved and will be missed💖 Love, Aunt Sonia

Lana, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son..... My deepest condolences to everyone who’s life Jeff touched. RIP Jeff.

I am at a loss for words at the moment... please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. His constant smile , his hat always off centre are some of the memories I have of Jeff whenever I saw him when he hung out with my daughters. Let the strength and love of those around you give you courage through this difficult time

Lana, Mario, Kim & the DeBoer families. I am sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. May God grant you comfort and strength through this difficult time. My sincere condolences. RIP my friend. Dale Ramboer

Lana, Mario and family we are so saddened to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family, Martin & Nancy DeBruyn

Our deepest sympathies to you. I have never read such a beautiful tribute. The true love of family is shown here. Our hearts go out to the entire Deboer family Bob and Tammy Howell

Lana, Mario & family, My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one, Jeff. Lucy Hartford

My deepest sympathies for you all. My heart breaks for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers. Share the memories & hold the love in your hearts.

Fred and myself would like to send our deepest condolence. To Lana, Mario and family sending you all hugs and you will all been in our thoughts and prayers as you move forward without him in life.

Lana, Mario and family.... so sorry to hear of your loss... sending thoughts and prayers.... let your memories help you thru this time....

My sincere condolences on the loss of a son and brother and you Kim May you all keep his memories

So deeply sorry for your loss 😔. He was a great man!

My heart goes out to the DeBoer and Mackelburg families. Such a heartfelt loss.

Mario and Lana, it troubles me to tead of the passing of your son, so young to be taken,may he Rest in Peace.

Nothing is ever quite comforting at this very sad time, but please know we feel your pain, and hurt for your loss. Jeffrey was a very special person, we always enjoyed chit chatting with him. Gone far to soon, but free from pain. We will miss you Jeffrey Rip

Our deepest condolences to all of the family, Cherish all the beautiful memories ❤️Sending lots of love and prayers to you all from the Russelo family.

Mario, Lana & family. So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

I still remember the first time I met the whirlwind that was Jeff DeBoer. At a farmhouse party in highschool of course! Jeff was full of life, there for a good time, and always had a smile on his face. I could always count on seeing him at every party but more than that, he'd always ask how you're doing. What are you up to? How are things? And always positive and encouraging. That was just Jeff. Always made you feel good. When I met Kim I remember thinking how perfect she was for him. They complimented each other well and her and I never missed a chance to catch up at various functions as well. Jeff will be missed and fondly remembered by many. I am so very sorry for your loss.

A young life, to short on this earth but still of inestimable value. Forever in our hearts.

Our sincere condolences to Lana & Mario & family . May knowing that many people are thinking about you and sending hugs your way during this difficult time bring you some comfort. We were blessed to have known Jeff.

Lana, Mario and boys our deepest condolences to you and your entire family and friends so sorry to hear about your son Jeff, no words to say other than thoughts and prayers for you all. God bless, hugs. Steven & Denise Dietrich 😞😞

Lana, Mario and family thinking of you and sending our heartfelt condolences.

So sorry for your loss sending love your way

Lana & Mario & family , we are so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing . You are in our thoughts & prayers . Sally& Brad Caron

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Jeff was a sweet and funny guy who lived life to the fullest. He will be missed by so many.

Jeff, I thank-you for the chance to get to know you over the past year. You had no problem cracking jokes and made me laugh every visit. Such an old soul with a spunk for life. You will be missed by many. My heart goes out to the DeBoer family & Kim. Thinking of you all

What a beautiful life ..... A wonderful video... Jeff was so lucky to be surrounded by such a wonderful family and friends and community...Jeff will live forever in the hearts of everyone who knew him❤️ Rest In Peace Jeff🙏

So sorry he never go to meet all of his neighbors