Robert (Bobby) William Vanderhoef

Robert (Bobby) William Vanderhoef 1985-2017:
It is with immense heartache and sorrow that we announce the tragic loss of Bobby Vanderhoef on September 5 th , 2017, after a tragic accident in Coquitlam B.C. Bobby was born in New Westminster B.C. on February 23, 1985 and lived most of his life in Coquitlam B.C. before settling in Maple Ridge with his wife and boys. At the age of 32, Bobby leaves behind his beloved wife Amanda, his unborn child Aria Bobby Vanderhoef, two stepsons Konor and Kaleb, his parents Rob and Sherene Vanderhoef, sisters Elisa and Michelle, brother Gerald, nephew Jayden, in-laws Troy and Corinna Miller, and Mary-Anne Mack, sister-in- law Melinda (Clyde), brother-in- law Chad (Chelsea), sister-in- laws Cheyanna, Isabella, Sydney, and Mackenzie, and brother-in- law Chance, nephew Kylan and nieces Ava and Azeliya; in addition to his aunts, uncles, Jane Brandt (Perry), Marilyn Moseley (Paul), Patricia Roberge (Jay) cousins Alister, Nicole, Andre and Alexander., and close friends.  Bobby was known for his gentle, generous, and passionate heart. On any given day you would likely find Bobby singing, dancing, or riding his bike (hopefully not all at once). Bobby’s loving and fun energy was contagious and comforting, therefore, he was constantly surrounded by family and friends. Bobby was a loving husband, soon-to- be daddy, stepdad, son, brother, uncle, friend, and gentle giant. Thank you Bobby Vanderhoef for leaving a memorable impression and teaching everyone around you to love and care deeply. Bobby you will be forever loved and missed. Bobby’s service will be held on September 23, 2017 at Maple Ridge Baptist Church, 22155 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge B.C. Private Family viewing will be held at 11am and the open casket service will be held at 12pm.
“Each morning when we awake 
we know that you are gone.
And no one knows the heartache
As we try to carry on.
Our hearts still ache with sadness
and many tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.
Our thoughts are always with you,
your place no one can fill.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
There will always be a heartache,
and often a silent tear,
But always a precious memory
Of the days when you were here.
If tears could make a staircase,
And heartaches make a lane,
We'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you home again.
We hold you close within our hearts,
And there you will remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again.
Our family chain is broken now,
And nothing will be the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

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  1. god bless you all what a fine man he was

  2. Jean Ranola-Collier

    My deepest sympathy, and my sons and I, condolences to Amanda and the Vanderhoef.

    Bobby’s absence was heartbreaking but I’m sure, his LOVE and GUIDANCE will always be there for YOU, Amanda and kids.

    Our love and prayers for your family,

    Jean Ranola-Collier & Sons

  3. Sarah Casey and families

    So sorry for your loss. Bobby was an amazing guy.

  4. Kristy & Rob Crowe

    We are greatly saddened by the news of your loss. Our deepest sympathies to Amanda and family. Sending love and hugs <3

  5. Darlene Kovacs Dohl

    My condolences go out to Amanda and the rest of Bobby’s family and friends, may God hold you all close at this difficult time. Words can’t express how sorry I am for everyone

  6. To Bobby’s family, immediate and extended, we are so sorry for your loss. Our children’s support worker, Taylor and our cousin, Nikita both knew him well and are heartbroken. Even though we don’t personally know you, this accident leaves ripples in the community. It makes strangers want to hug your pain away. May you all find solace and peace with time.

  7. My deepest condolences to you Troy ,Corrina
    ,your family and especially your daughter thoughts and prayers are with you always

  8. Auntie Bev Oksanen

    Words are not enough to express how sad and tragic Bobby’s passing is. He was a kind, fun loving man by all accounts and it was way too soon for him to leave. Amanda you are constantly in my thoughts. I would that I could help with the dreadful pain & loss you are enduring. Take solice in knowing you were blessed to have the love of such a fine man.

  9. i give my heart to the family and wife of bobby, hes a great man and will live on with his legacy .

  10. Condolences to all who knew and loved Bobby.

  11. My deepest condolences to the family through this difficult time.

  12. such a big loss for everyone who knew Bobby It will take a long time to heal everyone’s heart but he will never be forgotten and will always be missed.

  13. I remember Bobby from MCM. He was one of those students that everyone connected to. Loved his humor. So sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful young man.

  14. Kathleen September Hogan

    We do not know each other….and saw this through Rodneys FB ….but I want to say it is a very sad and difficult tribulation this family is having to endure…but a purpose to everything under the sun….May God’s Grace lead you to a great and wonderful knowledge with This….and your beautiful and awesome loving memories sustain you through life ♡ God Bless♡♡♡

  15. Kathleen September Hogan

    I was going to add to the condolences Gander Newfoundland thank you

  16. Condolences and deepest sympathy for all. Thoughts and lots of hugs….RIP Bobby

  17. My heartfelt condolences Amanda and family! xo


    Our deepest condolences to Amanda and the whole family and friends we all going to miss him deeply saying goodbye to Bobby is very touching but somebody up there always love good people God bless your soul Bobby wherever you are you were my son Neil’s best friend we all miss you

  19. Darlne and Malcolm Oliver

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. You will always have the memories and love of your family to help you through this time of sorrow.

  20. Paul DeAbreu and family

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and family, my heart continues to be heavy knowing Bobbys was taken much too early, his presence in life as well Death will leave a lasting memory in the minds and hearts of everyone he touched, his memory will live on forever,

  21. My condolences to Shereen and family and Amanda and family. May you all feel comfort in knowing that we care and are praying for you all. Bobie will be greatly missed. RIP son.

  22. I am so sorry for your tragic Loss. I will always remember his smile .
    My prayers are with all his family.

  23. Michelle Vanderhoef

    Bobby… I miss you and love you so much.

  24. Jolene Taggart (Gray)

    I just found out the news too late and I feel so awful! I was really good friends with Bobby and he really believed in me. He was such an amazing guy. I lost my father back in July 12 20017 and recently lost a friend a few months ago and I never knew about Bobby until Rob contacted me on Facebook. I am so heart broken over the lost of Bobby. He was truly an angel on earth and now he is an angel in heaven. I am so sorry to the whole family. He will be forever loved and missed.

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