Celebration of Life Service
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Riverside Funeral Home
401 Albert Street
Brussels, Ontario, Canada
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Henrich Helms posted a condolence
Sunday, May 26, 2019Herbert Boettcher---truthful german example!
Joe Seili posted a condolence
Saturday, May 25, 2019So sorry about your loss. He was always so pleasant to talk to, he always found the good things in life.
Elden & Lynn Grist posted a condolence
Friday, May 24, 2019Our deepest condolences on the passing of this wonderful man. He truly has set a steadfast example for the three generations he has left behind. I will think of him fondly as I steal a line from him often when introducing “my former girlfriend” to others. Herbert was such a unique and kind man. He has left a legacy and many fond memories. My all of you cherish those memories and each other as time goes by.
Robert, Colleen, Brianna and Tristan Stevensonplanted a tree in memory on Friday, May 24, 2019.
Friday, May 24, 2019Our sincerest sympathy on the passing of your Father Jan. What a great idea to plant a tree in honour of him.
Robert and Colleen Stevenson posted a condolence
Friday, May 24, 2019Jan, Mary Jane, Sascha and Maika. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Father and Grandfather. He left his country to come to Canada and give you wonderful opportunities. Those memories and his gifts to you I'm sure will be treasured in your hearts. We send you lots of love during this challenging time. Colleen and Rob
Brigitte ( Britzi) von Aderkas posted a condolence
Friday, May 24, 2019Dear Christian, Gabi and Family My sincerest and heartfelt condolences ... Although I did not know Herbert, having only met him in passing, I see from the obituary and other condolences that he had a fulfilled and very productive life, well loved and respected.by the community that he had immigrated to.... I do however, remember his very impressive and cultivated mustache! What a wonderful memory and legacy he has left for you and your family....Peace be with you... Hugs and blessings Britzi
Eileen Poole and Wallace Cullen posted a condolence
Thursday, May 23, 2019We are truly sad to hear of Herbert's passing. We have known him for many years through the trakehner horse. Herbert was a fantastic ambassador for the trakehner in Canada. He was knowledgeable, supportive, and helpful to those he came in contact with. He had a fantastic sense of humor, sometimes a dry humor that took a couple of minutes to process before one would break into an inner smile, knowing that he had just had you in his joke! We have lost a kind soul with a huge presence. I know he will be in the afterlife, already busy inspecting and branding all the trakehner horses who have passed before him! We thank God for his life!
Alex von Hausen posted a condolence
Wednesday, May 22, 2019Dear Boettcher Family. Our most heartfelt sympathy for you. We remember Herbert as dear friend. He was a great supporter of the Canadian Trakehner Horse Society since the late 1970s. As vice president of the CTHS he gave freely of his time, gave good advice to the members of the society in matters of breeding, acquiring and training Trakehner horses. All his life he showed great love and affection for the his own Trakehner horses, which he brought from Germany and the many Trakehners he bred and raised on his farm. He will be greatly missed! Alex and Ilse von Hausen and family.
George and Jane Zwep posted a condolence
Wednesday, May 22, 2019To the entire Boettcher family. The wisdom we learn from our parents and grandparents is so valuable - they are truly our best teachers. Our last visit with Herb was so special (they all were)!! He was a knowledgeable man who was very entertaining in his own way. Herb was a man of many talents - from his paintings, to his care of his horses, to being a great steward of the land. To immigrate to a new country with your family is never an easy task. But Herb and Elisabeth are examples of how love overcomes these challenges. And we can see the result of this just by looking down Moncrieff Road as the next generations continue in their footsteps. Rest in peace Herb - you will be missed.
Erika Valvasori nee von Flotow posted a condolence
Monday, May 20, 2019Dear Boettcher Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. He and your mom were good friends of my parents, Andy and Hilde von Flotow, who passed in 2015 and 2018 respectively and who spoke with great respect of the farming operation. Sie fanden ihn einen guten Bauer. I extend our families condolences. Erika Valvasori
Margaret (Peggy) Kennedy posted a condolence
Friday, May 17, 2019Dear Elizabeth, Chris, Gabi and all the family: My condolences on the passing of Herbert. It is difficult to loose such a vivacious person and I am sure you will all miss Herbert. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Peggy.
Midwestern Equipment Ltd. posted a condolence
Friday, May 17, 2019Our sincerest condolences on your loss. Herb was always a welcome visitor. His quick wit and encyclopedic knowledge always impressed.
Jack & Patty Nickel posted a condolence
Friday, May 17, 2019To all the Boettcher family.We are so very sorry for your loss.Herb was one of my favorite people we met at Midestern Equipment.I had many wonderfull conversations with him and will remember him for his beautiful horeses and his outlook on life.He was also a great friend to me.
Ward Hazen posted a condolence
Thursday, May 16, 2019Dear Jan and family: I did not know your dad well but the few times I met him he impressed me with two things. One was his ability to think and look behind the curtain of the obvious and the other was his imp-like energy that made his eyes sparkle and dance. I wish to extend to you my condolences and will pray for the advancement of his dear soul. Warmest love Ward Hazen
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Thursday, May 16, 2019