Hypolitus Petrus Bogaert, a resident of Brigden, passed away peacefully at his home on February 12, 2021, at the age of 90. Paul was born in Lamswaarde, The Netherlands on March 25, 1930. He immigrated to Ontario in 1951. Wallaceburg was his home until he met Joan and moved to Brigden where they raised their family. Paul had quite the entrepreneurial spirit most known for Van Communications, and farming with family. He prided himself in his large garden big enough to feed the town of Brigden, visitors did not leave without a basket of produce. One of his biggest passions was travelling; after each trip he was already planning the next. All of his passions can be seen and will be carried on through his children, grandchildren and generations to come. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Beloved husband and best friend of Joan for 65 years. Loving father of Michael (Sucely), Kenneth (1970), Christopher (Shelley), Mary (Robert) Smith, Lisa (1994) (John) Butler and daughter-in-law Judy Bogaert. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Terra (Nolan) Wallace, April (Adam) Brown, Bryan (Mary Beth) Bogaert, Kandace (Robert) Stark, Korrie (John) Whitney, Craig Bogaert, Amanda (Derek) Mathews, Ashley (Steven) Smith-Bolyantu, Eddie Butler, Sebastian, Eden, Holiday, Chance, Michael and Kenneth Bogaert. He will be missed by 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Paul’s family: Ludovicus (Regina), Gysbertus (Florentina), Josephus, Richard (Berendina), Cyril, Maria (Aloysius VanEsbroeck), Anna (Omere Burm), Theodore (Irene), Ernest (Johanna), Achiel (Edith). Brother-in-law of the late Joseph and Paula Burm, the late Constant and Dianne Burm, Jean and George Van Damme, the late Marjorie and Henry Laevens, Doreen and John Bogaart.
Due to provincial Covid-19 restrictions there will be no visitation or services at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN. A private family Mass will be held at St. Philips Catholic Church, Petrolia. Interment will take place at Bear Creek cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed through donation to Parkinson’s Canada donate.parkinson.ca (send cheque to funeral home) or charity of choice.
I remember when Paul and Joan moved to Brigden about 60 years ago. They took over the old creamery across the street from the old mill at the corner of Jane and Mill Streets. I was a young Sarnia Observer carrier and was glad to have these kindly new customers on this part of my route, where collecting from some of their older neighbours sometimes was a bit of a challenge. This young couple clearly was made of different stuff and it is no surprise to read that they prospered and grew. Condolences to the family and to a community that surely will miss him.
Sincere condolences to Joan and family. Paul was a warm, welcoming man, and you will find strength in good memories.
Tante Joan and Family,
We’d like to express our sincere condolences with the passing of Uncle Paul.
George, Michelle & Family
Dear Joan and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mary VanDamme and Lionel Ouellette
Dear Joan and family
We are so deeply sorry to hear of the passing of Paul. Our prayers to you and your family.
Dear Joan, our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Marcel and Ria Sponselee
Pauluspolder, the Netherlands
Dear Joan: Tom and I want to send our sincere sympathy to you and your family. It was always nice to talk with you and Paul, as you were such a happy couple. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, at this time of loss.
Dear Joan, our sincere condolences to you and your family. I hope by the time we next meet, it will be okay to give you a long, warm hug.
Our condolences to you Joan and your family. Our prayers are with you!
Dear Joan and family, we are sorry to hear of Paul’s passing! Your are in our thoughts and prayers during these sad times.
Jeff & Lynn Huey
Dear Joan and family our sincere condolences and prayer are with you
Joan and family our sincere condolences and prayers are with you.I remember growing up with Paul at home
Dear Joan, Deepest Sympathy to you and your family at this time. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
My sincere condolences on the passing of Uncle Paul.
Best wishes to Aunt Joan and the family,
Joan and family,
We were so,sorry to hear of Paul’s passing.
Please know we are thinking of you and sending prayers,
Gerard and Yvonne Laevens
JOAN OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES AND GLAD TO HAVE MET PAul YOUR HUSband was a great soul and will be miss.when our church open will see you there.Jean-Guy &SuzanneL.
Joan and Family, Cherish your memories. When I think of Paul I always remember his big smile on his face. He definitely lived a full life. Our thought and prayers are with you all at this time.
So sorry for your loss Chris, Shelley and family❤️❤️
Chris and Shelley and family sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and your families. From Dan & Roxanne Thomson
We are so sorry for your loss Joan and family. I was pleased to see that Paul was able to pass at home and know he was well taken care of. Paul was a wonderful Hwy. 80 neighbour always concerned for the good of the neighbourhood and community. Joan you and Paul had 65 wonderful years of marriage and together built a family to be proud of and a place in the hearts of many near and far. God Bless, prayers and hugs.
I’m so sorry to hear about your families loss. I have many fond memories of hanging out at the farm with Chris so many moons ago and Paul was always such a nice man. My condolence’s to everyone.
Our Thought’s And Prayer’s To All The Family,
May Higher Vibrational Consciousness, In Balance And Harmony With The Universe, Bring You Peace.
Joan and family, Paul was a wonderful person who will be deeply missed. We are so very sorry for your loss.
Pray you are in Heaven. Sorry to the family for the loss of a great man
Aunt Joan and Family. From myself and my sons Taylor and Alex may we express our deepest condolences on the passing of Uncle Paul . Our thoughts are with all of you at this challenging time.
I will cherish many wonderful memories of my Godfather Uncle Paul, both from my childhood and my adult years. It was always a treat to visit your home, always a project on the go and welcomed teachings. Thank you for everything. God bless you forever more. Aunt Joan and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers, you made Uncle Paul’s last days on this Earth very safe and special.
So sorry to hear, Bryan and family. I know you were very proud of him Bryan. Memories will stay with you. I believe you may have left his fishing reel here, stop in anytime.
Dear Joan and family, Sincere condolences, may he Rest In Peace. Hold the sweet memories close, he will be missed by so many.
Grant and Arlene Barclay
Uncle Paul will be dearly missed by me and by my parents. It’s a blessing that he lived such a long and full life and that he was with family in his last days. Aunt Joan, Mike, Chris, Mary and families, I am thinking of you all and I am so sad that Covid is preventing us from visiting and offering our condolences in person at this time.
Tante Joan and family, please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your husband and father.
So sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Paul. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.
So sorry for the loss to another grand man in Brigden. His talented business and farming ability will always be remembered to many.
We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Paul. He was a hard worker and was a great travel friend for Joe when they went on their trip to Australia! He will be missed! Our condolences to you and your family.
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Paul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Joan & family. Sincere sympathy to all of you on the passing of Paul. He always had a smile & a friendly hello. It helps ease the sorrow to remember & talk about the good times you had.
Joan and family. He lived life to the fullest and will be fondly remembered. Such a wonderful family legacy. Please accept our condolences.
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Paul was such a special gentleman-so warm & kind always. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
Joan and family. Don and I are so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. May your many memories of happy times past help ease the grief you are experiencing now.
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good person and friend
Aunt Joan and family:
Though covid is keeping families apart, please accept my condolences and know our thoughts are with you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Joan and your family 🙏
Joan & Family. Sorry to hear of your loss of your husband father and grandfather. He was a great man. I worked for years with Paul and family at Van Communications. He will be missed by everyone.
Chris & Bob Harper
Our heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with Paul’s family. So sorry for your loss.
Joan, so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
Janet & Derek
Dear Joan & family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband father and grandpa. He was just a wonderful man. He was always smiling and caring. Joan, you took great care for him at your home. Treasure your moments and your memories. You were both blessed to have been married for so long, 65 years is a long time. So sorry, that due to these Covid times, we cannot give you our condolences in person, but we will keep you all in our prayers.
God Bless, Rudy and Marianne Terpstra
Dear Joan & Family,
So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Gary & Nancy
Joan and Families
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Cherish all the beautiful memories in your hearts
Roy and Joan
Joan and Family sorry for your loss!
We are saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. We extend our sincerest of sympathies.
My Condolences to the family.
Dear Joan , our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I know that you and Paul had 65 years building a wonderful full life together. You raised your children while building businesses and farming.
Paul was very active even in his retirement with his gardening and house care. It was so wonderful he got to see sweet Burton. I hope that Burton can inherit Paul’s qualities of honesty, pride,humility , hard work,family values,fairness, kindness and being a true gentleman. Korrie and John were so lucky to have Paul as their Grampa.
The Whitney family
Ron, Jan and Lynn
Dear Joan and family, Ray and I are so sorry for your loss. May Paul rest in peace and may you find comfort in your many happy memories
Joan and family. So sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Remember all the good times.Hugs.
So sorry to hear about the passing of Paul . He was a very nice man and was known by so many . He will be missed by everyone. Thinking of use all at this difficult time. Ron and Maureen Bailey and Family
Bogaert Family…condolences from family of the late Leon Heyens (Heijens), Northwestern Ontario. Our thoughts are with you.
Joan and all of the Bogaert family,
So sorry to read about Paul’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May pleasant memories eventually bring you peace.
Michael and Cathy
So sorry for your loss
Dear Joan and family. Jack and I send our deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time. It is so hard not being able to hold your hand or give you a hug, but be assured we are holding you warmly in our hearts. Paul will be dearly missed by all those whose lives he touched.Catharine
Joan and family.
Al and I are very sorry to hear about your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you.
Dear Joan and family, my deepest condolences….Paul was such a gentleman and always treated everyone so well, he was a very positive influence in my life and I cherish the times we chatted……
So sorry to hear of Paul passing to Joan and familt
Joan and the entire family…so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Paul was a good man and will be missed by many.
Joan and Family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of Paul. He was a very nice man.
To Joan and family: We sympathize with your loss. Paul was a good man and he will be sincerely missed. You will have many wonderful memories to cherish.
Sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. He will be missed
Joan and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy.
To the bogaert family sorry for your loss
Dear Joan, Mike, Chris, Mary and families. Paul was an amazing fellow, so sorry that he passed away. I remember when you were first married and lived across the driveway from us. You both worked all day then came home, changed your clothes and went and picked tomatoes. You and Paul accomplished so much in your 65 years of marriage, lots of grandkids, great grandkids and even a great great grandchild. So many wonderful people in your lives, and many’s memories to keep you going through this sad time. May he Rest In Peace and our prayers are with you all. We know he will be missed, but never forgotten.
To the Bogaert family, we are so sorry for your loss.
Joan and family, deepest sympathies in the passing of Paul. I have many memories of Paul as I grew up around Brigden, at the creamery then at the farm, when Joan taught 4H. Hugs to you all
To Joan and family,
I am so very sorry to read of Paul’s passing. He was such a kind gentleman. He always had a smile when I saw him and spoke with him. He had so much pride in his community. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Thinking of you and the family during this time of loss.
Joan and family, Saddened to hear about Paul. I can remember when you lived above the creamery and building the new house. My the years have gone by. May warm memories fill every ones hearts and help comfort you. I”ll never forget Paul over at Alvinston fair and he was so concerned about my arthritis. I have warm memories. God be with all of you.
Alan and Marie
Joan and family our deepest condolences to you and your family at this time …Paul will be missed by all.
My deepest condolences to you Joan and your entire family. Paul was a grand man. Memories last forever, cherish them. Beth
Sending hugs and prayers to the Bogaert families on the passing of Paul. He will be gratefully missed 💕
Joan and family, Our sympathies go out to you and your family at this sad time. Paul was a great guy and you will miss him Gord and Barb Leaper