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DeBoersap, Christina “Tina” Margaret (nee Maclennan)

[1]It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Christina (Tina) Margaret DeBoersap (nee Maclennan).
Back in the arms of her loving husband Herman (d. 2019) and predeceased by her parents John and Margaret Maclennan. Adored twin of Janet Macleannan (d. Stevie) and sister to Ian Maclennan and Don Maclennan (Margie). Beloved Mom to Steven Rands (Thamo, Rhys and Myles) and Jaime Jagt (J, Remy and Ziggy). Loved by many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
A force to be reckoned with, Tina was vibrant, joyful and caring, with a wicked sense of humour. These qualities carried her through many health challenges in life with grace and dignity. Her warm welcomes and friendly nature would quickly turn new acquaintances into lifelong friends. For many, happy hour by the Lake is a memory we hold dear. Tina was an active member of her beloved Dunnville community. A passionate President of the H.W.M.H. Volunteer Association, Tina brought change and growth to the hospital in many ways, including spearheading multiple fundraising activities.  Tina’s friends and family are eternally grateful for the gift of an extended life given by Nicole.
Visitation will be on Friday, July 23rd at J.W. Hart Funeral Home from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Masks and social distancing are required in the funeral home at all times. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations to the  Kidney Foundation ( kidney.ca/Get-Involved/Make-a-Gift/In-Memory-Tribute-Donations [2] ) or the Canadian Cancer Society ( cancer.ca [3] ) would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and photos at jwhartfuneralhome.com
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33 Comments To "DeBoersap, Christina “Tina” Margaret (nee Maclennan)"

#1 Comment By Melodie Wettlaufer On July 16, 2021 @ 4:19 pm

So sorry to hear that Tina passed away.
I knew her first at her dad’s business, as she made my allergy shots. Then she moved to my home town.
Blessings to you all.

#2 Comment By Kirk J Dewar On July 16, 2021 @ 4:51 pm

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Tina was always so friendly and upbeat. She will be missed by all that knew her. Our thoughts are with you.
Deb and Kirk Dewar

#3 Comment By David and Lisa Spears On July 16, 2021 @ 7:44 pm

Jan we are so very sorry for your loss, of course Ian and Don as well as Tina’s wonderful children and grandchildren. Her strength of character and the love and support of her family carried her through health challenges and the loss of Herm. Lake Erie brought her joy and she gave back to her community. May you find peace in knowing her suffering has passed. Love you all.

#4 Comment By Kathy Jones & Josephine Fuller On July 16, 2021 @ 8:03 pm

Our deepest sympathies to Tina’s family. We will remember her laugh and her love for others.

#5 Comment By Patti Docker-Ford On July 16, 2021 @ 8:12 pm

To Tina! The friend with the perpetual smile and always a kind and jovial attitude. A True Lakey!! We will always miss You and Herm.
Things change along the Lake, not always for the better, but the good memories always stay in our hearts.
In sympathy and friendship, Patti Docker-Ford

#6 Comment By Holly Lutes On July 16, 2021 @ 8:52 pm

My deepest sympathies to Tina’s family and friends. She was definitely a “force to be reckoned with” and I will very much miss our chats and laughs when she came in to the doctors office. She had grace and dignity right until the very end, Rest In Peace Tina.

#7 Comment By Heather Cunningham On July 16, 2021 @ 9:13 pm

The Good Twin is and will be deeply missed on the West Coast. Her laugh rings in my ears. Her hospitality was legendary and each time I visited with her twin, the other Good Twin, I was very thankful for it. Aaahhh cocktails on the Happy Hour Raft!! God speed Good Twin.

#8 Comment By Bonnee Jeppesen On July 16, 2021 @ 9:15 pm

So very sorry to hear about the loss of your twin sister. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. No words can ever express. God be with each of you. Bonnee and Vic

#9 Comment By Sue Prestedge On July 16, 2021 @ 9:21 pm

Having met Tina and Janet in grade one at greensville public school, i had a front row seat to Tina’s life .We spent hours as youngsters and teenagers and roommates as we moved into pos t secondary.Her children and grandchildren are a tribute to her life and legacy.We are all better for knowing her and she will missed.Condolences to all she knew and especially to her twin sister Janet and brothers Ian and Donald.

#10 Comment By Joyce and Kevin Fortune On July 17, 2021 @ 6:43 am

Our sincere sympathy to Tina’s family. She was a beautiful, caring friend and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this very difficult time. Cherish the memories.

#11 Comment By Jim and Bonnie Hauser On July 17, 2021 @ 8:04 am

Tina will surely be missed by those that knew her. I will remember the golf games, lunches and parties at the lake. Always a smile never complaining. Our sympathies to her family. She will live on in our memories forever. Bonnie and Jim

#12 Comment By Joan and Bill Baker On July 17, 2021 @ 9:13 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with Tina’s family in this time of loss. Tina’s ever present smile and cheery personality will be greatly missed by all at Knox where Tina and Herm were faithful members of the choir.

#13 Comment By Dianne and Jerry Siderius On July 17, 2021 @ 9:29 am

We send our heartfelt sympathy to Jaime, Steve and Jan and the rest of the family. We celebrate
with all of you her courage and independence in dealing with many health challenges. We have
lovely memories of time spent with Tina and Herm. She will be missed, but her soul is very much
Dianne and Jerry Siderius

#14 Comment By Karen Anger On July 17, 2021 @ 9:45 am

Se will be greatly missed. Hope she is making everyone smile in a better place.

#15 Comment By Marijke and Hans On July 17, 2021 @ 9:55 am

We have sweet memories of Tina. We were separated by an ocean, but phonecalls did overcome that. We visited our uncle Herman, Tina and extended family twice in their beautiful home at the lake.
We cherish a nice picture here from our 2016 visit, Herm and Tina resting on the pier when health issues were already difficult. We trust they are now together again, free of sorrow and pain.
We wish (grand)children, family and friends well in these difficult days.
She will be missed but is always in our hearts.
Marijke and Hans (Groningen, Netherlands)

#16 Comment By Jan Harvey On July 17, 2021 @ 11:27 am

The world lost a truly wonderful lady.
Your mom was one of the kindest souls we could ever hope to find, and I’m so grateful for the time we spent together in Greensville.
She’s captured a place the hearts of everyone who was lucky enough to know her.

Jan Harvey

#17 Comment By Sharon Moore On July 17, 2021 @ 11:57 am

My deepest sympathy to all of you. I had the pleasure of meeting Tina through her volunteer work at HWMH. Seeing her always made my day brighter. Her sense of humour was perfectly timed and I knew whenever she was around, there would be lots of laughter. Her contributions to HWMH will never be forgotten. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

#18 Comment By Margaret Seaton On July 18, 2021 @ 6:34 am

After reading this message I completely understand is why I liked Tina so much. I only met her once for a few moments but absolutely felt she was somebody I would love to spend more time with. She had an overriding aura of loveliness! Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss.

#19 Comment By Barbara Boyer On July 18, 2021 @ 11:23 am

I was sorry to learn of Tina’s passing. Knew Tina when we were both in the Auxiliary of our respective Hospitals. When I moved into the Executive of the HAAO for the Golden Horseshoe Region – the first conference Ida Boyer, of Port Colborne, and I were responsible for organizing, was when I first met Tina. A lovely lady. Looking at the lovely photos you have put on the website here, I know you will have many happy memories to cherish. God Bless.

#20 Comment By Bernie and Brenda Corbett On July 18, 2021 @ 11:34 am

We wish to extend our condolences to Tina’s family. I was pleased to have had the opportunity to sit with her in the Hospital Board meetings. She brought a good deal of compassion for her work with our hospital. May she Rest In Peace.

#21 Comment By Jamie and Judy Spears On July 18, 2021 @ 6:50 pm

Tina was an amazing person, she radiated warmth and kindness to everyone in her presence. We will miss her dearly. Our deepest condolences and love to Jamie, Steven, Jan and the Maclennan clan.

#22 Comment By Laura Forbes On July 18, 2021 @ 11:27 pm

Tina was there for me at a time in my life when I needed support. I like to remember her as the sister I never had. May God bless those who mourn.

#23 Comment By Keith & Sandra Egger On July 19, 2021 @ 11:06 am

Our sincere sympathy to you all in your loss of Tina. We have such good memories of her and Herm and our summertime visits over the years. May all your wonderful memories help thru this difficult time.

#24 Comment By Brian Howell & Donna Howlett On July 19, 2021 @ 3:20 pm

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to Tina’s family as well as the many friends whose lives were enriched by her enthusiastic, warm and caring presence. She was an inspiration to many as she showed both courage and strength in the way she chose to live her life and face the challenges that she was confronted with. We will keep both her family and all who were dear to her in our prayers at this difficult time.

#25 Comment By Tracy Horning On July 19, 2021 @ 4:25 pm

My deepest condolences to Tina’s family, I was greatful for my weekly visits with Tina, she was a amazing lady and she will be missed.

#26 Comment By Don Barry On July 19, 2021 @ 5:33 pm

My condolences to Tina’s family for their loss of a wonderful human being, Mom, Friend, Grandmother, etc.
I am a volunteer at War Memorial Hospital and Edgewater Gardens.
Her warm welcomes and friendly nature quickly turned me into a lifelong friend.
Tina was wonderful to work with during her passionate time as President of the H.W.M.H Volunteer Association, and God gave her Nicole’s kidney for the extended life that she gratefully enjoyed.
Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

God Bless!
Don Barry & Family.

#27 Comment By Sue Duliban On July 20, 2021 @ 11:45 am

I will treasure my memories of sharing a laugh and wicked smiles at Knox choir practices with Tina. Being with Tina was like being enfolded in a warm hug. She was a delight, a truly beautiful person.
With sympathy,
Sue Duliban

#28 Comment By Cynthia (Waters) Shoji On July 20, 2021 @ 3:55 pm

Dear Janet, Donald, Ian, Steven and Jaime,
So sad to hear of Tina’s passing but so thankful to know she’s now at peace with Herman by her side.
With love and fond memories from grade one, through high school and beyond….. Blessings to all the family.

#29 Comment By Henry Krukowski On July 21, 2021 @ 8:15 am

Dear Janet and all those who loved Tina,
I am deeply saddened to learn that Tina’s journey here on earth has come to an end.
We shared our years in high school with a talented group of students and friends.

I take comfort from this Old Irish Prayer, and I hope you will also.

Dear Tina,
“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand.”

With my deepest sympathies.

#30 Comment By Lynne Riley On July 22, 2021 @ 9:12 pm

So very sad to hear of Tina’s passing. Tina was one of the first friends I met when we moved to this area and I loved her from the moment I met her. Sincere condolences to her family and wishing you strength and comfort for the journey ahead of you. Happy for Tina that she has found perfect peace, free from illness and pain; she is back with Herm and is as close to God as one can be. Love you, Tina. I will miss your hugs.

#31 Comment By Toni and John Simpson On July 23, 2021 @ 3:23 pm

Jan, Ian, Don, Stevie, Jamie and the grandchildren. We were so sorry to learn of Tina’s passing. She was a beautiful person with a heart of gold and a smile that would light up a room. May your loss be lessened by knowing that she is now free from her health challenges but will always remain in the hearts of the people that knew Tina. The Simpson Family Clan will miss her.
Toni and John Simpson

#32 Comment By Greg and Pam Hedley On July 24, 2021 @ 10:53 am

We are thinking of you during this during this very difficult time. Deepest sympathy.

#33 Comment By Ken and Deb Pustai On August 1, 2021 @ 2:41 pm

We just learned of Tina’s passing and would like to express our condolences to all family members . Our high school days were brightened by the energy and friendship of Tina and Janet. We deeply cherish our memories .