Derk Roosenboom

December 30, 1940November 4, 2020

Peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at the age of 79 years. Beloved husband of Eileen (née Nuttley). Loving father of David Roosenboom (Carolyn), Jolene Moore (Wayne) and Leanne Gadbois (Dwayne). Cherished grandfather of Grant, Thomas, Allan and Raquel. Will be lovingly remembered by his siblings Gerritt (Gayle), Bastiaan (Barb), Reyer (Debbie), Klaas (Cathy), Margriet Barrett (Peter), Roy (Ann), Dale and Danny and by his nieces, nephews and in-laws. Predeceased by his parents Bastiaan and Jantje (née Posthuma) Roosenboom and by his sister Janet Waters (Merv).

Arrangements entrusted to Lahaie & Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes, East Branch, (613-933-2841).

In Memoriam Donations to Cornwall Hospice appreciated.


  • Private Cremation


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Patrick OConnell

November 14, 2020

Sending condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Roosenboom family. So sorry for your loss.
I have fond memories of Derk from our time working together at the Guelph Mercury.
RIP Derk.

Patrick O’Connell

George Crowley

November 13, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to you Eileen and your family on Derks passing. We have many fond memories of our times together while you lived in Guelph.
Judy & George Crowley

Ron & Judy Wheeler

November 12, 2020

Ron and I are sorry to hear about Derk. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time


November 8, 2020

I’m so so sorry to hear about uncle Derk. He was a light-hearted, kind and gentle soul.... very much like Oma. I too remember his pipe and his Labatts Blue beers. We always loved having him visit on Edwin Street. May he rest easy. All my strength, love and prayers to you aunt Eileen, David, Joleen and Leanne. Love you all so much, I wish I could be there. ❤️

Dale & Patti Pagé

November 8, 2020

Our most sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Hugs (((( ))))

Penny Grace

November 8, 2020

Eileen, to you, Jolene, David, Leanne, & families, the most sincere condolences on the loss of a husband, father, grandfather. Penny, Jennifer, & Rob Grace

Tanya Sauve

November 8, 2020

Oh my gosh Leanne, I am so very sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. I know how much a part of your daily life he was and I can’t even imagine how much you and Dwayne will miss him. Please give my condolences to your Mom and the rest of the family.
You have made many loving memories that you can hold on to forever.
Please take care. Miss you. X

Janet Moke

November 7, 2020

To the Roosenboom family: I am so very sorry to hear about Mr. Roosenboom. Please know I will be thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Eric & Edith Moke

November 7, 2020

Eileen, please accept our sympathies on the passing of Derk. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. It is quit a few years since our children were together in school. Fond memories of you and your family Blessings - Edith & Eric

Tobi Benoit

November 5, 2020

My memory is when we all lived at Bellwood. Uncle Derk had his own chair a lazyboy brown leather recliner (if memory serves me right). It was the most comfiest chair in the house. We would sit in it (even though if we were caught we would be in deep...). Beside Uncle Derk's chair was his ashtray, this was a special ashtray as it would hold his pipe perfectly. I loved the smell of his pipe. I can still see Uncle Derk in his chair reclined back with his leather slippers on while smoking his pipe after a long day. I will miss you lots Uncle Derk, I hope Dad and you are having a great conversation!!!