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July 19, 1974 — July 13, 2014

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Hester. She was born on July 19, 1974 in South Africa. After a courageous three year battle with illness she passed away peacefully at home on July 13, 2014 with her family by her side. Survived by her loving husband Bones and their three children Tiaan, Ciska, Luan and a large extended family from South Africa. A Celebration of Hester’s life will be held on her 40th birthday, July 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Trinity Baptist Church, 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, as Hester loved to help those less fortunate please make donation to a cause you believe in and love to support. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”





Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Trinity Baptist Church

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Service Details

The service for BOSHOFF, Hester is scheduled for Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Trinity Baptist Church

1905 Springfield Rd Kelowna, BC


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  • Leanne Ockey says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Hester’s passing. My heart breaks for all of you. Know you are in my prayers at this time.

  • Shelley Hewitt says:

    Prayers and thoughts are with Hester’s beloved family and friends during this sad time. Hester was a much loved and respected by all you knew her. We will miss her sunny smile.

  • Shelley Hewitt says:

    Prayers and thoughts are with Hester’s beloved family and friends at this sad time. Hester was loved and respected by all who knew her. We will miss her sunny smile.

  • Mindi Forsyth says:

    Hester would open the door to whomever. She always made people feel welcome. Hester was warm hearted, kind, loving compassionate, strong, uplifting, encouraging and more. Love you Hester!

  • Ben de Klerk says:

    Woorde is maar min in die tyd maar weet net dat julle in ons gedagtes en gebede is.
    Ben, Yolandie de Klerk

  • Jaco and Ebeth Hoffman says:

    You will surely be missed. We all loved you very much and heaven is a better place today.
    Bones and family. We pray for you.

  • Lori Barnes says:

    Dear Bones and the family :
    My heart is aching for each one of you . We will miss Hester greatly , but I know that your loss is huge. I will encourage the women in our Women in touch care group to remember you all throughout this coming year.
    Lori Barnes

  • Mike & Aline Roy says:

    July 16/14
    To Bones Tiaan,Ciska and Luan as well to the extended families of Hester and Bones. Our Deepest Sympathy to all, may our thoughts and prayers help you with the healing process. Hester is standing with The Lord looking down on all and is Pain Free.

  • Krysta Verschoor says:

    Dr. Boshoff
    our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you in this troubling time. May the memories of Hester and your faith, the times you had together as a family help you through this time. You were the picture perfect couple in love and family. The Verschoor and Anderson clan

  • Casper, Sarette says:

    Bones,Tiaan,Ciska and Luan

    There are no words that can describe the loss of such a wonderful person. A “braai” on Villa Delfini’s veranda will be so different without Hesters ever present smile(even after she fell ill). She lived life to the fullest and loved her family. Bones be sure of our love and support. You are in our prayers. We miss you Hester Boshoff! Till we meet again!

  • Alwyn Smit says:

    What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world is and remains immortal~Albert Pine. That’s how we’ll remember Hester.
    Alwyn and Machteld Smit Jeffreys Bay South Africa

  • Debbie Bigden says:

    Our thoughts and wishes go to the Boshoff family at this very tender time.
    We haven’t known you for very long but we have been touched by your family and strong and courageous you all have been.
    Thinking of you
    The Bigden Family
    (Connor was on Tiaans soccer team)

  • Sheila & Tim Seary says:

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time. May the memories of Hester help you find peace!

  • Fernande Giroux says:

    Our deepest sympathies to all the family.

  • Cal & Christine Kinden says:

    Dr. Boshoff

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Hester. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this most difficult time. While Life appears never to be fair, however that is when we must be strongest.
    Cal & Christine Kinden

  • Christina Gamble says:

    My sincere and heartfelt condolences to your family. I have thought of you all often and fondly remember seeing and talking to Hester often when she picked up Ciska from grade one. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Christina gamble

  • claire tanguay says:

    so so sorry for your great loss
    we had so much fun with Hester and the children when we got together to play dominos. God bless you Bones and your children with strength and love.

  • Mike and Tony Sessa says:

    We are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We send you Our deepest condolences Mike and Tony Sessa.

  • Carla Buick says:

    It is with great shock and sadness offering my condolences to all the family. Hester you are now with the angels as you were always an angel here on earth. May you rest in peace.

  • Brenda Alguire says:

    Dear Bones, Tiaan, Ciska’s & Luan…We count it an honour and a profound blessing to have known your precious Hester, and Mother, for the past little while. Her love, joy, generous spirit, peace of mind and heart, and trust in her good God has been an inspiration and encouragement to us. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you grieve her loss and celebrate her beautiful life. With love, Brenda and Wayne Alguire

  • Ilse Marais says:

    My heart goes out to you Bones, the children and Hester’s family during this difficult time.

  • Werner & Hanlie Schuch says:

    What an amazing woman Hester was! Always smiling, never complaining… Heaven is richer for having her in the cloud of witnesses! We know your sorrow is incredible now.. May God give you strength for each day, carry you, and fill you with the knowledge of His unending Love for you, every moment of every day…
    Much love and blessings to you Bones and Tiaan, Ciska and Luan

  • Cato en PW de Wet says:

    Ons dink elke oomblik aan jou en die kinders en al die ander familie Bones, en bid julle sterkte toe die naweek, veral op haar verjaarsdag. Hester was enig en uniek,’n perel en voorbeeld van moed en geloof vir ons elkeen. Ons onthou haar in die mooiste terme, wat ‘n wonderlike getuigskrif as ‘n Christen, haar taak hier op aarde is volbring.

  • Brigitte Rijke Holvast says:

    Dear Bones,I am speechless.My heart cries for Hester for you and your children and your family.
    I am honoured to have known Hester.My thoughts and my prayers are with each of you

  • Martina and Rob says:

    Dear Bones, Tiaan, Ciska and Luan, may you find comfort and support from people around you during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Hester’s kind voice. Love, Martina, Rob, Natalia, Lukas and Ava

  • Vogel Family says:

    Bones & family, we are so heartbroken with you. You are in our prayers. Phil, Liezil, Rachelle & Mignione’

  • Marlene and Bill DeFehr says:

    Our hearts reach out to you, Bones and to your family, during this time of great loss. We feel honoured to have been a small part of Hester’s and of your journey during your stay at the International Guest House in Washington.
    In deepest sympathy,
    Bill and Marlene DeFehr

  • Terry and Cathy Dunne says:

    Terry and I were saddened to hear about Hester today. Our sincere condolences to Dr. Boshoff, Tiaan, Ciska and Luan.

  • Gys & Magda Verster says:

    Liewe Bones, Ciska & Luan – Julle mamma was so ‘n dierbare mens met net liefde in haar hart. Mag julle met God se liefde omvou word en Sy vrede ervaar. Liefde Gys, Maggie en Ane & Minke

  • Edward Briggs says:

    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am no there
    I do no sleep
    I am a thousand winds that blow
    I am the diamond glints on snow
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain
    I am the gentle autumn rain
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds
    in circled flight
    I am the soft stars that shine at night
    Do not stand at my grave and cry
    I am not there;
    I did not die

    I found this poem the day my fathere died.
    It is so special to me and I want to share it with you and your children

  • Anita says:

    Julle is in my hart. Mag ons Vader jul styf vashou en in elke klein detail voorsien.HY bly getrou en niks kan ons v Sy liefde skei nie . Ek eer Hester se nagedagtenis. Baie liefde Anita

  • Jen hanson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    Nathan Hanson and family.

  • Ray & Sherry Ferster says:

    Our deepest & most heartfelt condolences to you & your entire family. As God welcomes Hester into his loving & comforting arms ….. May he also comfort & carry you through the journey ahead. Know that as he does this he will always be aided by your loving wife Hester.

  • Karl & Nicole Schoeman says:

    Sincerest condolences to the Boshoff family. We are so saddened by the news of Hester. We have so many fond memories of fun times shared in Kelowna and pray that God will comfort you as you lean on him during this difficult time.
    Love & blessings,
    Karl, Nicole, David & James

  • Doug and Helen Kaulbach says:

    We were so sorry to hear about Hester. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the children today.

  • Lizelle says:

    Liewe Bones, Ciska, Tiaan en Luan
    Ons dink so baie aan julle in hierdie tyd. My ‘rooms’ was ‘n wonderlike mens en as ek aan haar dink onthou ek altyd haar glimlag langs die teepot in die koshuis! Mag God julle omvou in Sy groot liefde en julle genadig wees en krag gee. Baie sterkte.

  • Lucille Bussiere says:

    Dr Boshoff and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Erinne says:

    Dr. Boshoff and family.

    May the happy memories you all shared carry you through this incredible loss.

    Erinne W.

  • Sherri Gorjanc says:

    Dr. Boshoff and family,
    Our deepest sympathies are with you at this very sad time. May your faith provide you with comfort and solace.

  • Christine and Gerald says:

    Dearest Hennie and children. We were deeply saddened at the news of Hester’s passing. We have such wonderful memories of your early days here and I will never forget Hester’s kindness after my surgery. You are all in our thoughts and prayers , Chris and Gerald Chabot

  • Kobus en Adamarié Steyn says:

    Liewe Bones en kinders,
    Ons dink so baie aan julle in hierdie hartseer tyd en glo dat God julle sal bly styf vashou met Sy liefdevolle hande. Baie sterkte,
    Liefde Kobus & Adamarié

  • Maggie Rondeau says:

    We are so sorry for your loss may you feel the love of others and know that you can lean on friends and family for support you are all in our prayers sending hugs to you and your family.
    God bless

  • Cheryl and John Kachuk says:

    Dear Dr. Boshoff and your Children. We are so sorry for your loss. We remember Hester’s smile and how friendly she was when you lived in McLennan.

  • Grant and Janet says:

    Dr Boshoff and Family
    Today we learned of your loss of dear Hester. Although our paths crossed only a year ago, it seems like I had known you and Hester for a lifetime. I had regularly spoken to Janet about you and Hester over the past several months and our meeting at the airport a few weeks ago was Gods plan. We are both blessed to have known Hester and share in your loss of a very beautiful caring lady, wife and mother.

  • John & Brenda Dawson says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere sympathy to you and all your family.

  • Faye and Tom Huffman says:

    We have heard the distressing news of your wife’s passing and want to extend to you our sincere and heartfelt expression of sympathy.

  • Rots en Anele says:

    Liewe Bones
    Ons dink en bid vir jou, jou gesin en familie. Sy was ‘n sonstraal en haar compassion vir ander sal ons altyd bybly. Met baie liefde

  • Erica says:

    I’ve just heard the sad news. Though I hadn’t kept in touch since both our families left McLennan, I remember Hester well and am so sad for you all. She was such a lovely, welcoming, friendly, person. Such a loss.

  • Daryl King says:

    I just heard today of the passing of your dear wife. Please know that Helen and I loved your kind and gracious spirit as you cared for us in Fairview. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We trust in His care and blessing for you and the children.

  • Karen Benoit says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Deeply saddened to hear of your loss. May Hester’s memory live vividly among all of you! I will never forget the great banana pie she made me on my last days of work in acute care! Her smile was infectious!

  • Shannon Soucy says:

    So sorry for your loss. I remember her lovely smile. Our prayers are with you all.

  • Anna Spencer says:

    Dr.Boshoff and family please accept our condolences on your loss.from Anna Spencer

  • Charles Taylor says:

    Praying for healing for you and the family, Bones. Hester was a delightful person, who left us waaaay too soon.

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