Elfert "Boots" Vanderlaan

Vanderlaan, Elfert (Boots) Rient


A resident of Chatham, Elfert (Boots) Vanderlaan passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and wife on Friday, October 6, 2017 in his 71st year. 

Elfert was the son of the late John & Elsien (nee Zuiderveen) Vanderlaan and the late Alice Vanderlaan. 

Beloved husband of Alice Vanderlaan (nee Sluys). 

Loving father of Lareina Corbeil of Florida, Nathan Vanderlaan (Susy) of Chatham, Helena Caron (Larry) of Wallaceburg & Natalia Vanderlaan of Chatham.

Grandpa of Amber, Dakota, Cale, Lukas, Selena, Natalee, Layla & Landen.

Great-grandpa of Aiden.

Predeceased by granddaughter, Mariah. 

Brother of John Vanderlaan (the late Marg) & Betty Zomer (Ken).

Predeceased by brother Fred, & survived by sister-in-law, Nellie Keltner (Keith).

Survived by sister-in-law, Nellie Keltner (Keith). 

Elfert retired from the tool & die industry after 30+ years of service. After retirement, he worked for Helping Hands, transporting individuals. He enjoyed going on long drives, listening to music and spending time with his grandchildren, family & friends. He was a devoted member of Evangel Community Church and loved the Lord with all his heart. 

Family to receive friends on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm & 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Evangel Community Church, 76 Sandys Street, Chatham. A Memorial Service will take place on Friday at 11:00 am at Evangel Community Church with Pastor Chris Couper as officiant.

Donations may be made in memory of Elfert to Loads of Love. 

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com. 

McKinlay Funeral Home
459 St. Clair Street, 
Chatham
519 351 2040