In Celebration of

Michael Boer

December 4, 1945 -  January 7, 2021

Born in Berlin, he is the son of the late Hans Boer and the late Elfriede Bethke. He was predeceased in 2010 by Ruth Beaudin, his life-partner for 36 years, and leaves his daughter Elise (Sebastien Brisson), granddaughters Eva Blue and Clementine Bee, his brother Chris Boer (Jane Hutton), along with relatives and friends in various parts of the world. Michael was active in many causes to build a conscious, active, and compassionate and inclusive society. He stood alone, alongside others, to promote these ideas.

He bids good-bye to all friends and family and to the waters and forests that surround us, with deep thanks and few regrets. Friends may use their time, talents and resources to support the persons and causes, large and small, which make our world inclusive, respectful and peaceful. Michael, Ruhe in Frieden.


Né à Berlin en 1945 de feu Hans Boer et de feue Elfriede Bethke, il est décédé le 7 janvier 2021 à Montréal. Il a été précédé dans la mort par sa compagne de vie pendant trente-six ans, Ruth Beaudin, décédée en 2010. Il laisse dans le deuil sa fille Elise (Sébastien Brisson), ses petites-filles Eva Blue et Clementine Bee, son frère Christian (Jane Hutton), ainsi que de nombreux parents et amis vivant dans diverses régions du monde. Au cours de sa vie, Michael a contribué à plusieurs causes orientées vers une société consciente, active, créative, bienveillante et inclusive. Il a travaillé seul, et avec d'autres, à promouvoir ces idéaux.

Michael salue ses parents et amis, les eaux et les forêts qui nous entourent, avec une profonde gratitude et peu de regrets. Ses amis peuvent consacrer leur temps, leurs talents et leurs ressources à des individus et à des causes, grandes ou petites, qui rendent notre monde inclusif, respectueux, et paisible. Michael, Ruhe in Frieden.


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Colleen O'Donnell (Friend and former colleague)

Entered January 7, 2021 from Canada

My condolences to Elise and her family on the loss of such a good and kind person. May he be at rest now.

The Kerrigan family (family)

Entered January 7, 2021 from New Hampshire

Michael was a wonderful, brilliant, companionate friend and uncle. We have tremendous respect and love for him. Hunt, Stephanie, Jonathan and Daniel

Adriana Greenblatt (Close family friend)

Entered January 7, 2021 from Montreal

To Elise and all of Micheal’s family I send my deepest condolences, and know that Michael’s steadfast, loyal and wise spirit lives on in all of you.

Love to all of you,

Geoffrey and Corinne Beaudin (Brother-in-law)

Entered January 7, 2021 from Dieppe, NB

Elise, our profound condolences to you and your family.
The first time I met your Dad was on a Sunday afternoon in Sainte-Dorothée. He had a Fiat and was changing the fan belt that somehow wound its way from the front of the motor down under to a place where the oil pan would normally be.
He certainly had an affinity for the unusual and this is what we admired in him.
Rest in Peace Michael.

Michèle et Martin Carrière (related to Patricia Beaudin)

Entered January 7, 2021 from OTTAWA

Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends.