Obituary – Dinie Kloosterboer

Feb. 19, 1953 – Nov. 3, 2023

Berendina “Dinie” Johanna Kloosterboer, of Cobble Hill, B.C., passed away peacefully at
Cowichan Hospice House on Nov. 3, 2023, at the age of 70.
Dinie leaves behind her lifelong partner Blaine Belecki of Cobble Hill; cherished siblings John (Mary) Kloosterboer of Kincardine, ON; Alice Kloosterboer (Greg Harms) of Vancouver, B.C.; and Don Kloosterboer (Nancy Rutledge) of Port Albert, ON. She will be greatly missed by her sister-in-law Barbara (Geoff) Belecki and brother-in-law Gary (Samantha) Belecki.
She will also be fondly remembered by family friends Bé Dekker and Sue Kloosterboer, numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and her relatives in The Netherlands.
Dinie was predeceased by her parents Hentje and Tony Kloosterboer.
Dinie was born in Almen, The Netherlands, and immigrated to Canada in 1954, when Tony and
Hentje settled in Paisley, ON; they later bought a farm in Kincardine Township.
Dinie was clever and ambitious, graduating with a BSC from the University of Western. She had a long career in hi-tech, starting at Digital Equipment Corporation during its heyday, thriving with the challenging work and sharing many a beer with her colleagues. Dinie was very handy at DIY projects and, suitably, finished her working life at Home Depot in Duncan.
Dinie was always a very creative and crafty person. Her home is filled with her beautifully
crocheted curtains and framed embroideries. She loved animals, especially dogs, which were a
constant presence and centre of activity in Dinie and Blaine’s homes. She believed in making a
difference, however small, and showed continuing support for the Nature Conservancy of
Canada and the BC Parks Association.
Dinie was extremely grateful for the loving care and support she received from the staff and
volunteers at the Victoria Cancer Clinic, the Cowichan District Hospital, the Victoria General
Hospital, and Cowichan Hospice House.
Donations to the Hospice House and Nature Conservancy are greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Obituary – Dinie Kloosterboer was last modified: November 13th, 2023 by Dianna Martell

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