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Caspar Booy

Caspar Booy

Saturday, September 10th, 1921 - Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
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Obituary

CASPAR BOOY
September 10, 1921 –December 22, 2020.

Caspar Booy, age 99, passed away peacefully at the Health Sciences Center after being hospitalized for a fall. We grieve the fact that our father spent a month alone without his children due to Covid restrictions. We are grateful to HSC staff for accommodating our many facetime requests and for allowing us to visit during the last week of his life.
Caspar is survived by his children, John (Co), Irene (Izaak) Cruson, Joanne (Casey) Siepman, Harold (Jocelyn), Robert (Caroline), Michael (Anita), 33 grandchildren and 69 great-grandchildren.

Caspar was predeceased by his wife Corrie, daughter Colleen, daughter-in-law Katie, grandchildren Corey and Dremond and great-grandchildren Ellie, Benjamin and Aaron.

A graduate of the TH School of Engineering in The Netherlands, Caspar immigrated to Canada in 1951 and worked as an engineer for the PFRA. In 1966 he commenced work as a professor of engineering at the University of Manitoba, a position he held for 30 years. He served as chairman of the Manitoba Clean Environment Commission as well as working with CIDA in setting up an engineering program in Indonesia.

Caspar was an active member of the Christian Reformed churches in Regina and Winnipeg, serving as elder and chairperson in both. His family was his first priority and he loved spending time with them. He will be deeply missed.
Family memorial service will take place at Friends Funeral Home, Tuesday December 29 2020 at 2:00, and will be live streamed on Friends Funeral web site.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Calvin Christian School Supplementary Fund.

To view the livestream of the funeral service, please go to the following link: http://www.livememorialservices.com/Home/ServiceDetail/9005
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Service Details

  • Service

    Location
    Friends Funeral Service
    Address
    2146 Main Street
    WINNIPEG, MB R2V 3S5
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    Officiant
    Pastor Ben Verkerk
  • Interment

    Location
    Glen Eden Memorial Gardens
    Address
    4477 Main Street
    WINNIPEG, MB
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Leonard Lye

Posted at 06:22am
I am so sorry to hear about Cas passing only today from a friend. I was Cas’s first PHD student graduating in 1988. I will always cherish his mentorship, humanity, and kindness. He was my role model and one of the best teachers I ever had. I shall miss him dearly. My deepest condolences to his family.
Leonard Lye, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
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Erminio Caligiuri

Posted at 12:31pm
My condolences on the loss of your Father and Grandfather. Professor Booy was my mentor in the early 70's while I was doing my Master in Water Resource Management at the U. of M. His hydrologic expertise was unsurpassed in Canada at that time. His work in hydrology and extreme flood events was instrumental in the construction of the Gardiner Dam in Saskatchewan (one of the largest Dams in the world), while working for the PFRA, as well as the construction of the Red River Floodway and Lake Manitoba regulation, huge projects that depended on his analytical and statistical expertise to ensure the long term operational safety of these projects and many others, at a time when very little hydrologic and meteorological data was available in Western Canada. As a professor, not only was he effective in imparting knowledge to his students, he also truly cared and supported their achievements and he was a gentleman, whose office door at the University was always open and welcomed his students seeking his guidance with a smile and a lot of patience and understanding. The publication of his many manuscripts will ensure that his name and methodologies will continue to be quoted by future scholars and water resources managers for years to come.
- Posted by: Erminio Caligiuri (Engineering Student) on: Dec 30, 2020
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Erminio Caligiuri

Posted at 12:30pm
My condolences on the loss of your Father and Grandfather. Professor Booy was my mentor in the early 70's while I was doing my Master in Water Resource Management at the U. of M. His hydrologic expertise was unsurpassed in Canada at that time. His work in hydrology and extreme flood events was instrumental in the construction of the Gardiner Dam in Saskatchewan (one of the largest Dams in the world), while working for the PFRA, as well as the construction of the Red River Floodway and Lake Manitoba regulation, huge projects that depended on his analytical and statistical expertise to ensure the long term operational safety of these projects and many others, at a time when very little hydrologic and meteorological data was available in Western Canada. As a professor, not only was he effective in imparting knowledge to his students, he also truly cared and supported their achievements and he was a gentleman, whose office door at the University was always open and welcomed his students seeking his guidance with a smile and a lot of patience and understanding. The publication of his many manuscripts will ensure that his name and methodologies will continue to be quoted by future scholars and water resources managers for years to come.
- Posted by: Erminio Caligiuri (Engineering Student) on: Dec 30, 2020
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Jan en Joke Ridder Oosterhuis

Posted at 10:15am
Our sincere condoleances on the passing of your dad, grand- and greatgrandfather and our uncle Cas.
He will be dearly missed by all of you!
We had the privilege to visit him and aunt Corrie when they still lived in Elm Creek. We have very fond memories of our visit.
May you feel surounded bij Gods present n this sad time and in the time to come.
Sending oud love
Jan and Joke
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mellina oosterhuis

Posted at 09:32am
We give our sincere condolences to our nieces and nephew. He did reach a respectable age. That he may live on in all his children and (great)grandchildren.

with love, Mellina Oosterhuis & husband Henk den Heijer
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