Anthony te BOEKHORST

te Boekhorst, Anthony. Four months after being diagnosed with brain cancer, Anthony te Boekhorst passed away peacefully on the first day of spring at the Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack BC. Anthony was born in the Netherlands on February 24, 1933 and spent his early years in the Dutch East Indies. He returned to the Netherlands with his parents just in time to see the start of the Second World War. Nine years after the war Anthony graduated from Technical College and following a short stint in the army, he married his high school sweetheart. The couple soon emigrated to Vancouver where they had three sons. After working as an electrical engineer Anthony felt a change was needed, so a decision was made to attend UBC medical school. Once completing his internship at VGH, he and his family moved to Maple Ridge where he opened his general practice. Shortly thereafter he found a different approach to healing was in order, so Anthony’s practice turned to treating both the mind and body. The sea was a passion for Anthony and after retiring from his practice he enjoyed four years as a cruise ship Doctor. Anthony spent the last years of his life in Chilliwack with his wife, Johanna. As per Anthony’s wish his body has been donated to the UBC medical school. By his request there will not be a service. Anthony is survived by his wife Johanna, his brother Jan and family, his three sons Michael (Cheryl), David (Jody), Derrick (Teresa) and four grandchildren Megan, Jobyna, Derrick, and Hunter. Condolences can be sent to:Mount Pleasant Universal Funeral Home 306 E 11 Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5T 2C6


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