Boehm, Henry – Age 84 of Truro, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018, after a brief illness. Born in Rotterdam in 1934 to Adolph Boehm and Wijntje van Berkel, Henry’s family survived the devastation of the Second World War, setting their hearts on a new life in Canada.
In 1952, the family arrived at Pier 21, settling in Ontario. There, Henry felt the call to ministry and departed for Reformed Bible College, where he met his wife and lifelong ministry partner, Jane DeKam. From rural Michigan, to Ontario’s north, and finally in beloved Nova Scotia, Henry and Jane faithfully served the church and nurtured a loving family of six children.
Henry was known for his faithful pastoral care, wise preaching and his sweet and gentle demeanor. Henry was a gifted orator (still preaching at 84), a fun and engaging storyteller, a servant leader, a car aficionado, a lover of pipe organs and the sea. Charming and handsome, steady and faithful, an adored father, papa and husband, Henry was loved as greatly as he loved.
Predeceased by his parents; brothers, Dolph and Frank; sister, Hedwig; son, Marcus. Survived by wife, Jane; sisters, Joanne and Frieda; children, Stephen and Brenda (DeKam); Elizabeth and Gerald (Wilson); David and Miyuki (Yamada); Rachel and Peter (Van Harmelen); Thomas and Chikako (Muramoto); grandchildren, Charles (Jodi), Emily (Nate), Ian (Jolene), Mannfred, Asuka, Erin, Tomoya, Marissa, Annalies, Andrew; and great-grandchildren, Elijah, Ruth, Nathan and Ethan. Visitation: today, Monday, October 29th, from 6-8 p.m.; funeral Tuesday, October 30th, at 2 p.m. at 169 Glenwood Dr., John Calvin CRC, Truro. In lieu of flowers, donations accepted to World Renew-Refugees (worldrenew.net/donate or World Renew, 3475 Mainway, Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. “I am the Lord your God. I take hold of your right hand. I say to you, Do not be afraid. I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
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