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Stephen Boersma

$50,390.00 (raised so far)

About Stephen Boersma

Stephen Daniel Jo Boersma passed away suddenly on December 15, 2021, at the age of 29, in San Diego, California.

Anyone who knew Stephen, knows that we have all lost a shining light in our lives. He will be forever missed by his father, Jack (Diane), his mother, Bernita, sister Heather, brothers Johnathan and Matthew (Rachel), his nephew Jayden and his many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and co-workers.


At the young age of 29, Stephen accomplished many feats including, an honours Bachelors in Commerce from the UBC Sauder school of Business, and a MBA from York University. Additionally, he obtained the professional designation of Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst. He was also a talented athlete, who played hockey for 13 years with the New Westminster minor hockey league. Stephen was also a gifted actor who performed in many locally produced TV shows and commercials.

More than his accomplishments, Stephen brought so much joy to the world. Stephen had a deep love for people and animals and an infectious laugh that made the whole room light up. He loved his family and friends with his whole heart and had a rare way of making people feel important and special. There are no words to describe the loss.

Although heartbroken, we live in peace knowing that Stephen is now with his grandma and grandpa Boersma, his oma and opa Bronsema, his auntie Jo-ann, and his uncles Frank and Clarence.

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The impact of your support

To honour Stephen’s memory, your gift will go towards supporting students through the Stephen Boersma Memorial Fund, with final decisions on award descriptions and student eligibility being made in consultation with the Boersma family.

Messages of Remembrance

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  • We have fond memories of Stephen at our remote, off grid cabin on Canim Lake. One summer as a young teen, after a couple of days at the cabin, the remote off grid was sinking in and he decided he wanted to go to town with his mom to see a movie. 100 Mile House being as small as it was had one single movie option. "Bowling for Columbine". Stephen's comment afterwards..."boy this world is messed up" as drove back to the tranquility of the lake, off grid living and rowing a leaky little boat across the lake. His lovely, friendly, unpretentious nature will forever be missed by all, especially parents, siblings & family. We know he was/is a child of God, unconditionally loved by God and nothing separates Stephen from the love of God as his Father.

    Stan & Faye Martin, uncle and aunt
  • Extending our deepest sympathy to you during this time. Our prayers and blessings are with you.

    Phillip Price & Joan Lenton, friends
  • Bernita ofton asked my children & I over on Monday mornings, & would give us cheese cake, left over from her Sunday visitors.

    Leigh Jane, Friend of mom
  • Will always cherish all the fun times we had together. Too many to count. Fit a whole lifetime of memories into the time we had.

    Gordon Yi, Colleague and friend
  • A few memories I will never forget driving to Red Deer, Alberta and sharing a hotel room with Stephen, John and Matt. Going to Seattle and watching the blue jays play. Sitting at the castle in New West having drinks. Lots of memories come to mind but the best of times is when we would just sit around and do nothing. You will be forever missed.

    Rachel Boersma, Sister In Law
List of Donors
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  • Anonymous Donation

  • Anonymous Donation

  • PwC Canada

  • New Westminster Minor Hockey Association - Stephen Boersma Memorial Game

  • Bernita Boersma

  • Anonymous Donation

  • Bob Beerda

  • John Stiefelmeyer

  • Todd Parsons

  • Trevor Lamb

  • Anonymous Donation

  • Stephen du Toit

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