Franchise News 5 May 2020

Mike DeBoer – An inspiring Realtor® Remembered

It is with great sadness that we announce Mike DeBoer, a CENTURY 21 Canada family member for 42 years, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at the age of 74. He was a key member of the Cornwall, ON community and served as Broker of Record and Manager at CENTURY 21 Shield Realty Ltd.

Mike joined the real estate industry after buying his first home. His wife, Doris DeBoer, said, “he loved everything about his work. It was his life, and he was so passionate about it.” It was this passion that drove Mike to continuously deliver the gold standard in real estate and lead to his Master Emerald Award in 2008 and a Long Time Service Award in 2006.

Michael Vander Meer, a part owner of CENTURY 21 Shield Realty Ltd., remembered Mike as a mentor and friend. “He was so well respected in the industry,” Michael continues, “Mike’s likable attitude, honest reputation, and industry knowledge lead to many new REALTORS® to look up to him, even those from other companies.”

Hundreds of family, friends, and colleagues shared their condolences on a Facebook post, with some sharing kind words and loving memories about Mike. CENTURY 21 Canada sends our deepest sympathy to Mike DeBoer’s family and friends.