Tina Van Boxmeer Passes

In loving memory of Tina Van Boxmeer
Published: March 27, 2024 03:34 pm EDT

One of the founding members of Seelster Farms, Hubertina “Tina” Van Boxmeer of Ilderton, Ont. passed away on Monday, March 25, 2024 at the age of 91.

Beloved wife of Henricus “Harry” Van Boxmeer for 64 great years. Proud mother of Harry (Dawna), Gary (Arlene), Frances (Doug), Joe (Rebecca), Chris (Michelle), and Tina-Marie. Adored Oma of Patrick (Mikayla) and Cameron; Olivia; Scott (Kelley), Jen, Jocelyn, and Leanne; Samantha (Marc), Tristen and Emily; Chloe and Jacqueline; Jacob and Eve and Great-Oma of Brody Brenner and Karter Van Boxmeer. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Gerry and Wilma Van Bussel, Catherine and Gerry Hilhorst, Jack and Bernie Van Bussel, Mary and John Tenkate, Joanne and Tony Smulders, Jim and Cathy Van Bussel, Chris and Cathy Van Bussel, Elizabeth and Jeff Roestenberg, Helmi and John Kaufmann, Helen and Brian McHenry, and Sharon and Joe Czikk. Tina will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, the Van Boxmeer families and many friends.

Tina immigrated to Canada with her parents and 11 other siblings in 1950. With her brothers and sisters, they were able to keep the one room school house open at St. Parick’s parish. In later years, Tina in concert with her father, ran the office operations of multiple businesses from a small office located at the corner of the Roman Line and No. 4 Highway. These businesses included Seelster Farms and Frank Van Bussel and Sons Ltd., which still continue to thrive to this day. Tina ran the office portion of the project management operations for construction projects taken on by Frank Van Bussel and Sons as well as taking a major role in estimating for these projects. Even though she competed against her husband’s company (Van Boxmeer Construction) for projects, they formed a great team in raising their six children. In her retirement years, Oma used to dote on her grandchildren. These grandchildren were her pride and joy and always looked forward to Sunday brunch at Oma’s house. During these brunches, Tina was always tuned into discussions around the table on how the Standardbred horse sales were going and what tenders were awarded to both Frank Van Bussel and Sons Ltd. and Van Boxmeer Construction. Tina’s kindness, gentle spirit and love of family and friends will be forever remembered in the hearts of those who loved her.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Oakcrossing, especially on Sugar Maple, for their care and compassion over the years. 

Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, located at 223 Main Street, Lucan, ON, on Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, located at 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan, ON, on Thursday, March 28 at 11 a.m. with Father Steve Wlusek presiding. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Lucan.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners would be appreciated by the family.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Tina Van Boxmeer.

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