Obituary of Michael Boehm
Passed away peacefully on June 4, 2021 at 93 years of age. Born in Waltersdorf, Transylvania, Romania in 1928, he was the devoted husband of Anna (nee Markus), devoted father of Annemarie (Scott Hills), Erich (Sonia Shields) and Peter (Julia Wayand); cherished grandfather of Andreas (Adrian Hart), Alexander, Nikolas, Isaac and Angelika and brother to his only surviving sibling Maria Schaefer. Predeceased by his parents Peter and Maria; siblings Peter, Katherina and Rosina. Arriving in Canada as a refugee in 1949, he built his family and construction business “Michael Boehm Home Improvements Ltd”. One of the founding members of the Transylvania Club and Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Kitchener, he was proud of his Transylvanian Saxon heritage. A lover of life, music, dance and the outdoors, particularly hunting and fishing, he enjoyed his membership at the German Canadian Hunting and Fishing Club (Hubertushaus).
He revelled in the company of family and friends and took particular delight in his grandchildren.
Special thanks for the care provided by the staff at University Gates and Lisaard House.
Public visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Wednesday, June 9 from 9:45 to 10:30 am. Personal face coverings are required and relatives and friends must register (RSVP) at www.erbgood.com or by calling the funeral home at 519-745-8445. Following the visitation, there will be a private family service in the chapel of the funeral home to celebrate his remarkable life on Wednesday at 10:30 am with Pastor Enzo Pellini, former Pastor of the Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church, where Michael Boehm was an active and charter member. Private Interment to follow at St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery. A livestream and recording of the service will be available on Michael’s tribute page at www.erbgood.com.
Donations as expressions of sympathy can be made to Lisaard House or St. Mary’s General Hospital at www.erbgood.com.
Ruhe in Frieden (Rest in Peace)
“Ein stolzer Siebenbürger Sachse”
(A proud Transylvanian Saxon)