Bogaert, Dennis Joseph Paul

September 05, 1952 ~ February 18, 2021

BOGAERT, Dennis Joseph Paul – Age 68 of Sombra, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Chatham Kent Health Alliance, Wallaceburg. Beloved husband and best friend of Laurie. Special father of Scott (Nicole) and Kyle (Monica). Proud grandpa of 4. Dear brother of Diane and Brian. Lovingly missed by all his friends, cousins, nieces and nephews. Missed by father in law Ross Bradshaw. Predeceased by his parents Elodie and Joseph.

Visitation Details
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME,BRIGDEN on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, those who wish to attend must each RSVP with a time to attend the visitation: Please note that masks/face coverings are mandatory for those in attendance.

Black Creek Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Canadian Cancer Society or Children’s Health Foundation-LHSC  (cheques mailed to funeral home).


Share this obituary:

Enter your Condolence below


Condolences (63)

  1. Our deepest condolences to Laurie and family. Julie and I were sad to hear of Dennis passing. We reflected on the good old days, when we would bowl weekly at the Courtright lanes and have many laughs, drinks and parties together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My most sincere condolences.

  3. Sorry, to hear of the loss of your father Scott, sincere sympathy to you and your family.
    Wayne & Janet

  4. Laurie & Family, Sincere sympathy on the passing of Dennis, much too young , he should of had many more years to enjoy with you, Laurie & your family. It helps to remember & talk about your memories of your times together.
    Love and big hugs from Marie Sheppard

  5. Dennis and I spent our childhood years together on Otter Creek, so many memories. The last five years we would visit each other every month, drink a pot of coffee together and discuss life. So many great conversations and always lots of laughter, we could be silly and we could be serious. Until we meet again my friend. Thanks for the wonderful friendship.

  6. Condolences Laurie, Scott, Kyle & family
    Eric, Gillian & I were so sorry to hear this sad news. Please know you’re in my prayers at this very difficult time.

  7. We are our deepest sympathy to Lori and all the family. Lots of fond memories growing up on Otter Creek with Dennis.
    Francis Rottier

  8. Dear Laurie, Scott and Kyle and families, when I was first married in 1974 and 1975, Dennis picked almost ALL of our tomatoes by himself. We grew 7 acres tomatoes for Dresden Canadian Canners. I was pregnant in 1974 and back to work in 1975. Plus Dennis worked somewhere else as well as pick our tomatoes. In those days you had to also carry out all your baskets so we could load them on the wagon at the end of the day. What a worker he was!!! And always with a smile on his face and no complaints. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. So sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. Many good memories of CIL and Terra where I worked on maintenance.
    Terry Maynard

  10. Our sincere condolences Laurie,Scott,Kyle for your loss. Dennis was a very good friend and a person we enjoyed working with over the years He loved to farm and cut wood. He will be missed by all his friends.

  11. Deepest condolences to Dennis family, Worked with dennis on B shift for many years, lots of memories, hes going to be missed

  12. Sincere sympathy to Dennis’s family. We Vanderwerf children knew Dennis our whole lives. Dennis always had a smile, always gentle, always time for playing baseball in the pasture. Many memories growing up on Otter Line, everyone on our road knew each other and played together in the good old days of our childhood. He will be missed by all who knew him. Sincerely Barb (Vanderwerf) Wysman

  13. Our heartfelt condolences to all of Dennis’ family. Ron and I always enjoyed when he would drop by in the old days for a visit. Sadly we’ve lost touch over the years, he was best man at our wedding, such a wonderful cousin. He will be missed!

  14. Laurie. my most heartfelt condolences to you and the boys. I enjoyed working with Dennis for many years and will miss smiling face and great sense of humor.

  15. My deep sympathy to Laurie and family in the passing of Dennis. A gentle boy and a gentleman. Lots of wonderful and fond memories of Dennis growing up on Otter Creek Road. One of the Otter Creek gang.
    Sincerely, Mary Rosseel

  16. So sad to learn of Bogie’s passing. We have enjoyed his friendship for many years and fondly remember visits to the farm when the boys were just little lads, to see our Mom and Dad. Thank you Laurie, for your many such kindnesses to our family. RIP Dennis

  17. So sorry, Laurie for your loss. Dennis was a good friend, neighbour and co-worker. We had many good times together.

  18. He was by far the greatest father in law I could have ever asked for. He would do anything for his family and he was very proud of his boys. He loved his wife unconditionally and he was such an amazing grandfather. He will forever be missed and loved. I will miss his stories and his jokes. Our lives will be forever changed without him 💔RIP Dennis 💔

  19. Laurie and family, my deepest condolences. I have known Dennis forever and enjoyed many good times together.Going to miss his ‘visits’ whenever he had extra time while in town. R.I.P. my friend.

  20. Strong community member , high school friend , work associate , a life long positive influence in my life. My thoughts and prayers for family and friends in our time of loss

  21. My sincere condolences to all of Dennis’s loving family. Adventure was the number one goal of life on Otter Line; Dennis & my brother Sid made the most of it! Always smiling, great memories, such a happy man.

  22. I’m so sorry for your family. Dennis was a great man and wonderful father in law to my daughter, and the best grandfather to his grandchildren. He will truly be missed.

  23. In our 40 year friendship we had so many crazy times together . I saw first hand the love and devotion he had for his family . His passion of farming and love of the land. Always there when you needed assistance and with a smile and laugh . I will miss you dearly my friend . R.I.P my BUDDY love IGGY To Laurie Scott and Kyle my deepest condolences to you and families

  24. Rob and I express our deepest sympathies to you Laurie and your family.
    During this sad & difficult time may you find comfort, peace and love in all your cherished memories of Dennis.
    Dennis was a joy to be around. His laughter, knowledge and compassion for his family & friends truly was a
    Gift from God. He will never be forgotten but will live in the hearts of family & friends forever. I know that our friendship with Dennis, short as it may have been, will never go forgotten

  25. Our sincere sympathy go out to Laurie and the boys, Diane and Brian. I remember all the great times we had when I went out to the farm, on Otter Creek Road and skating all day on the creek. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Dennis will be sadly missed. Joyce and Tom Rooney

  26. Kyle , Monica and family
    So sorry to hear of your loss at this very difficult time. Our deepest condolences go out to you and your family.
    John, Cathy and family xo

  27. Laurie, Scott, Kyle and Family: We are so saddened to hear this news. Dennis had an amazing smile and always a hearty laugh to make any visit so enjoyable. Our sincere sympathies to you all.
    Jim and Brenda Maw

  28. Our hearts go out to the people Dennis loved the most, and who loved him in return … Laurie, Scott and Kyle.
    Love lives on …♥️

  29. I am very sorry to hear about your loss, Dennis will surely be missed by everyone… thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

  30. Laurie and the Boyz… Dave and I are so sorry to hear the news of Dennis’s death. We are so very glad that we all had a short visit on Sunday and know that Dennis did not want to linger long. But this was pretty darn fast… Glad he is not in pain, so glad of that. Our travels together as friends have meant a lot to both of us. Jamaica, Cruises, Atlantic City, and Mexico, We have all seen soooo much and enjoyed each others company. We certainly are lucky to have done all of this in all our prime years. Take care and know that we are both thinking of all of you.