BOESE, Harry David

Oct. 9,1928 – May 28, 2010

Passed away peacefully at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Harry was born in Saskatoon to Elsie (Elize) and David Boese. The family relocated to St. Catharines Ontario in the 1940’s. Harry married Avis Johnson in 1947 and they raised their family in Ontario until 1964 when they moved to Victoria BC. Harry owned and operated several businesses in the retail home furnishings industry, in Abbotsford and Victoria BC, (1963-1995).After struggling with health issues since 1989, he retired from the business world on Aug 1, 1995. He was a member of Amnesty International, supported worthy causes, enjoyed reading, (especially the Christian Holy Bible), music and hymns, travelling with Avis when he was well, especially to Hawaii and long conversations about his favourite topics. Harry is predeceased by his parents; brother Dr. Robert Boese of Vancouver BC in 1985; sons Phillip in 1957 and Robin in 1968. Lovingly remembered by his wife Avis of Abbotsford BC; daughter Sarah (late Dr. Harold) Foster of Victoria BC; son Richard (Dixie) Boese of Surrey BC; daughter Phylis (John) Songhurst of Victoria BC; grandchildren; David, Christopher, Daniel, Michael, Ryan and Gabriel; great-grandchildren; Grant, Julianna and Kristy. Harry will be sadly missed by his brother Howard (Kay) Boese and his sister Betty (Rev. Howard) McPhee and many cousins, nieces and nephews. The following is the first stanza to one of Harry’s favourite hymns that he wanted to share;

“The Solid Rock”

My hope is built on nothing else

Than Jesus’ blood and


I dare not trust the sweetest frame

But wholly lean on Jesus’ name

On Christ the Solid Rock I stand

All other ground is sinking sand.

Harry’s burial is by cremation and he will be laid to rest with his son Robin. A private family service is to be held at Royal Oak Burial Park, Victoria BC.

Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Service 604-859-5885

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