Syberen Harmen “Bo” Boersma

BOERSMA, Syberen Harmen “Bo”
06 March, 1951 – 02 March, 2023

Syberen “Bo” Boersma passed peacefully with family by his side on 02 March, 2023 at the age of 71. Born in Dokkum in the province of Friesland, Netherlands.

Bo has always had a great love of animals and exotic birds.
Predeceased by his parents Marten and Anna (Van Brug) Boersma. Survived by his brother Harry John Boersma (Ginette Toutain) niece Rachael Chartrand (Eric) and great niece Mila Chartrand, Aunt Doreen Boersma and cousin Harry Feenstra (Karen). Fondly remembered by many aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

As per Bo’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. Cremation will take place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted with Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at

  1. Our deepest condolences to you Harry John and family! 🙏 l remember how much he loved animals–especially the birds. We visited his sanctuary when your mom and dad were still alive.

  2. So sorry to hear of Bo’s passing. I met him in the early 1980s when he had a pet store at Wonderland Mall (which I went to often because my dad worked in the Pharmacy there) . I bought my first pup from him, an apricot mini poodle, which I later bred with one of his chocolate minis) . Our friendship spanned many years , I had know his folks, and always hoped, when the pet store closed, and Bo moved on, that he would find true happiness as he was a kind and friendly person. My sympathies to his family!

  3. My condolences to the family. We had a cottage a few doors away from your Sarnia home on the lake. I loved visiting and seeing all the birds and animals. I also remember him skiing and boating with the family. Always seemed to have a lot of fun.

  4. I loved Bo so much too .. we had such fun at Goodwill and hiding his dogs in my handbag so they wouldn’t sit out in his hot van .. he was such a special friend .. my husband affectionately called him ‘ Bo Bigsley’ I have a great picture of us that I will cherish even more now ., I really wish I got to say goodbye ..

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