Carol (nee Meijer) Boneschansker
Carol (née Meijer) Boneschansker passed away peacefully at Clinton Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. She was in her 92nd year.
Carol was the beloved wife of John for 67 years and the loving Mom of Bill (Susan) Boneschansker, Dorothy (Bob) Cummings, Annette McCutcheon and Brian Benson, Cathy (Brad) Clarke, Bruce (Shelly) Boneschansker, and Robert (MaryAnne) Boneschansker.
Carol was the loving grandma of 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins.
Carol was the sister of Kor (Antje) Meijer of Holland and the sister-in-law of Gus (Rita) Van Buren, Steven (Ina) Boneschansker, Hilda (Ralph) Dykstra and Jean Boneschansker. She was predeceased by her brother Dirk Meijer and brother-in-law Bob Boneschansker.
Carol immigrated as a single, brave, young lady from Holland in 1948. She started out as a housekeeper/nanny in the Newmarket area. While at church she caught the eye of a young John Boneschansker and they were married on Oct. 28, 1954 during Hurricane Hazel. They honeymooned in Holland, then came home and settled in the Newmarket area, where they started their family.
Scugog Island in the Port Perry area was their next move where they had four more children. With all the kids in tow they picked up and moved to the Ethel area in 1968 to start a dairy farm, switching to vegetable farming before retiring.
Carol loved to work on the farm with a big garden and she was a 4H leader for many clubs. She worked part time at the nursing home in Brussels and on the night shift at Spinrite, all the while raising six-and-a-half kids. Carol liked to crochet doilies and loved to read. She loved to play euchre and, if she had time, would try a jigsaw puzzle.
Carol had a very gentle demeanor with a sense of humour that made everyone smile. She was a calm, patient and totally unselfish person. She will be missed in her community for her helpfulness and kindness.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, her funeral service will be held in the spring.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Clinton Public Hospital Foundation or Melville Presbyterian Church.
Condolences may be left at riversidefuneralhome.ca