As family our hearts are broken, as we had to say goodbye to our loving husband, father and Pake. Jim (Jan) deBoer was called to Glory on January 5th, 2021 at the age of 67, he is now at peace and in the presence of the Lord. Married for 42 years to the love of his life and best friend Reinie. Loving father to Suzanne and Brian Schiedel, Scott and Sarah deBoer and Stephanie and David Brodmann. Loving and cherished “Pake” of Eva, Adelaide, Elliott and Tessa Schiedel, Hayden, Evan and Sadie deBoer and Kase, Pieter, Audrey and Marshall Brodmann. Brother of John (Thea), Jane (Bert) and Simon (Corrie). Caring brother of the late Jack (Niesje) and brother-in-law of Wilma (John) and Marianne. Jim was also loved by many nieces and nephews. Born in Sneek, Friesland to Bouke and Pietje deBoer, Jim immigrated to Barrie, Ontario as a young boy. The family later settled in Brantford. “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” ~Luke 23:43 A special thank you to the doctors and staff of the Brantford Cancer Clinic and the Juravinski Cancer Clinic for the excellent care Jim received over the past six years as he courageously battled cancer and later the amazing care received daily at home by the VON nurses and the home support of the Stedman Hospice. Due to COVID-19 attendance is extremely limited. Please contact the family via email at email@example.com if you would like to attend the visitation. Face coverings and social distancing are required. Family and friends will be received at Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre, 88 Brant Avenue, Brantford, 519-752-4331 on Saturday, January 9, from 2-5 p.m. and Sunday, January 10, from 6-9 p.m. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Brantford Cancer Clinic may be made in Jim’s memory. Condolences and donations are also available at www.hillandrobinson.com. A celebration of Jim's life will take place privately. PLEASE ATTEND THE LIVE FUNERAL WEBCAST ON MONDAY at 11 am at WWW.HILLANDROBINSON.COM A tree will be planted in memory of Jim in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.