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GeraId Groothuis

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GeraId  Groothuis

GeraId Groothuis of Egmondville passed away at Stratford GeneraI HospitaI on Sunday, June 12, 2011, in his 89th year. BeIoved husband of Hendrika (Spekreijse) Groothuis. Dear father of Jack and Trudy of Stratford, Hank and Mary of New Brunswick, Garry and Judy of Kitchener, Joanne HoIIand and Ed Ries and Christine and AIIan Ducharme, aII of Seaforth, and Rose and Steve Curtis and Jim and Rose, aII of Kitchener. Ioving grandfather of 24 grandchiIdren and 20 great-grandchiIdren. AIso remembered by eIeven sibIings in HoIIand. Predeceased by his parents Johannes and Johanna (Ieusink) Groothuis and two sibIings. FamiIy wiII receive friends at the Whitney-Ribey FuneraI Home, 87 Goderich Street West, Seaforth on Tuesday from 7-9 pm and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Iegion service wiII be heId on Tuesday at 6:45 pm and a 4th Degree Knights of CoIumbus service wiII be heId at 9:00 pm, as well as Parish Prayers on Wednesday at 4 pm, aII at the funeraI home. Mass of the Christian BuriaI wiII be heId on Thursday, June 16 at 11:00 am at St. James Roman CathoIic Church, Seaforth. Fr. Chris GiIIespie wiII officiate. Interment St. James Roman CathoIic Cemetery. MemoriaI donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Seaforth Community HospitaI Foundation or to a charity of one’s choice wouId be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


Condolences for the family of “GeraId Groothuis”

Condolence from Gerard, Jantien en Anne Leemreize on June 23rd, 2011 3:00 PM

Dear Tante Riek, children and grandchildren, We would like to express our sympathy and condolences to you. We trust you will find comfort in the memories of all the nice moments you shared with him. We wish you all strength the coming time. Sincerely, Gerard, Jantien and Anne Leemreize (son, daughter in law and granddaughter of ome Joep)

Condolence from Marian and John Van Dooren on June 22nd, 2011 12:00 PM

Our deepest sympathy to all at this sad time. I am sorry we could not make it to the visitation.
John and Marian

Condolence from Harry Kuipers and family (son of Annie Groothuis) on June 20th, 2011 2:00 PM

Hello Groothuis family. We wish you all the best and like to express our regards too our great uncle. We wensen jullie sterkte en spreken onze bewondering uit voor “the big chief”.

Condolence from Betsie Cent-Groothuis on June 17th, 2011 5:00 PM

Lieve Riek, kinderen en kleinkinderen, Mijn oprechte deelneming met het verlies van jullie man, vader en opa. Groot zal de leegte zijn nu hij er niet meer is, maar laat al de mooie herinneringen aan hem een troost zijn in de komende tijd. Ik wens jullie heel veel sterkte, ook namens Marco, Marieke en kinderen. Lieve groeten, Betsie Cent-Groothuis

Condolence from The McQuaid Family on June 17th, 2011 3:00 PM

We were very sorry to hear of Gerald&&single&&s passing. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Vickie and Skinny Broome on June 16th, 2011 2:00 PM

I just heard today, so sorry i didn&&single&&t know sooner we would have been to see you. Chris and all the groothius families , we are so sorry for your loss. Hang on to all the great memories and fun times cause there is alot of them

Condolence from Truus Rosenkamp-Groothuis on June 16th, 2011 12:00 PM

Lieve Riek en familie ,
Mijn oprechte deelneming met het verlies van Gerard .Ik wens jullie allen en vooral Riek heel veel sterkte in deze moeilijke tijd .In gedachten ben ik bij jullie .
Liefs , Truus Rosenkamp

Condolence from Fam. Keizers Haaksbergen on June 21st, 2011 2:00 PM

Lieve tante Riek en familie,
wij willen jullie vanuit Haaksbergen condoleren met het overlijden van oom Gerard.
Al is de afstand groot, we leven intens met jullie mee.
Ik weet nog goed dat op 12 juni 1996, toen onze dochter Renske werd geboren, u beiden bij ons op kraamvisite kwamen. U bracht toen voor Renske een roze knuffel mee, die hebben we nog steeds. En nu, 15 jaren later, krijgen we bericht dat oom Gerard op 12 juni is overleden( op de verjaardag van Renske). Beste tante Riek, wij wensen u heel veel sterkte de komende tijd. Hartelijke groeten van Ingrid Keizers en natuurlijk ook papa (Frans) en mijn broers en zussen

Condolence from Leo and Sharon Medd on June 16th, 2011 9:00 AM

Our sincere condolences to Riek, Jack, Hank, Garry, Joanne, Christine, Rose, Steve, spouses,grandchildren and great grandchildren, Fond memories of a Great Employer, Friend and a Very Special Person, who was like a father to me, who was loved by all and will be missed very much. Our Love and Prayers are with you all, Leo, Sharon Jeffrey, Julie, Barry, and Stephen

Condolence from Harry Christine Marlou en Bas on June 16th, 2011 9:00 AM

Lieve Tante Riek en neven nichten en verdere familie Wij wensen jullie allen heel veel sterkte toe. Ik weet zeker lieve tante Riek, dat er boven heel veel dierbaren jou lieve Gerard en jullie pa met open armen zullen ontvangen. Nu op dit tijdstip zal de begrafenis bij jullie zo beginnen. In gedachten zijn wij bij jullie. Lieve lieve familie, ik hoop dat er na deze verdrietige tijd ook een periode mag komen van fijne dankbare herinneringen, Een hele dikke knuffel van ons allen Christine

Condolence from Lies Blikman Spekreijse on June 16th, 2011 7:00 AM

Tante Riek en verdere Fam. Groothuis
We willen u allen condoleren met dit grote verlies.
We wensen jullie heel veel sterkte de komende tijd,
vele groeten Gradus en Lies Blikman Spekreijse

Condolence from Pim, Bas, Marjon en Wilfried Spekreyse on June 16th, 2011 6:00 AM

Lieve tante Riek, lieve familie, Al wisten we dat het moment eraan kwam, toch kwam het bericht van het overlijden nog onverwacht. We zijn verdrietig en leven met jullie mee, zijn in gedachten bij jullie. De komende week. Zoals woensdag als we hem in de kerk in Hengevelde herdenken. Maar ook daarna blijft hij altijd in onze gedachten. Hij was een speciaal mens. Natuurlijk zal ik de heerlijke tijd in Canada niet vergeten. Ik heb zo genoten van jullie gastvrijheid. Bijvoorbeeld die keren dat hij de BBQ-meester uithing (heerlijk, die steaks). En ook al die keren dat jullie bij ons waren in Nederland waren altijd een feest. Altijd gezellig, altijd geinteresseerd, altijd vrolijk en altijd in voor een grap. Heel veel sterkte de komende tijd en ik hoop dat jullie zijn kracht voelen om jullie te helpen het verlies te verwerken.

Condolence from Marjiree & Marvin Kale on June 16th, 2011 6:00 AM

Dear Riek, Jack, Hank, Garry, Joanne, Chris, Rosie & Jamie We mourn with you. Gerald was a great man. He was bigger than life, full of laughter, intensity, focus and love. I have so many wonderful memories of being with your family as I grew up. Gerald working at the gas station, going to Toronto with Dad to buy cars at the auction. Gerald hired Joe to be a gas jockey. Joanne, you helped me to get my job at the Supertest. Riek do you remember the big snow storm and you took care of Joe and I? Trips to the pool, the beach, playing your piano, birthday parties, anniversaries, sleep overs, the teasing, the jokes. I remember Gerald coming home to enjoy Riek&&single&&s delicious cooking and baking. I always wanted a big family … and I felt like a part of yours. So many memories. Riek I wish I could wrap you up in my arms. Mom couldn&&single&&t have a better friend. Even though we are far apart, you have a place in our hearts. *** sparkkles of Love & Peace Marjiree (nee Jansen) and Marvin Kale

Condolence from Russ and Brintnell on June 15th, 2011 9:00 PM

To the entire Groothius Family– We offer our deepest sympathy and treasure the memories you shared as a family and friend to all. Our undefined and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Russ and Mary Brintnell

Condolence from Mike, Mary, Ashley and Adan Blake on June 15th, 2011 4:00 PM

Chris, Allan, Joanne and families, our thoughts are with you and your family during this sad time.

Condolence from Michael Hak on June 15th, 2011 4:00 PM

Dear Riek and family. My deepest condolences after hearing about the passing of Gerald. Always fondly remember the family visits we had when we all were younger, and the pleasure of working for him for so many years at the garage

Condolence from Elly en Aad Brandse on June 15th, 2011 3:00 PM

Dear Riek and family, We are sorry for the loss of your husband father and (great)grandfather, greetings from tante Marietje Koperberg.

Condolence from Gerda & Johan Kosters-Spekreijse on June 15th, 2011 2:00 PM

undefined Riek en familie Gecondoleerd met het verlies van oom Gerard. Wij Wensen u heel veel sterkte de komende tijd We denken veel aan u. groetjes Gerda en Johan Kosters-Sekreijse

Condolence from Mary Van Valkengoed on June 15th, 2011 2:00 PM

Dear Riek and family
My sincere condolences with the loss of your husband,father and grandpa.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary

Condolence from Trish (Rimmer) MacGregor on June 15th, 2011 2:00 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this sad time. May good memories and shared stories help to bring you comfort and ease your pain during the days ahead.

Condolence from Gerard Spekreijse on June 15th, 2011 12:00 PM

We would like to convey our condolences to Tante Riek and family of Oom Gerard. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
His Godson Gerard and wife Rosemary Spekreijse

Condolence from Ken & Wanda Moran on June 15th, 2011 9:00 AM

Chris and Allan and Joanne and Families. Sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Condolence from Rob Groothuis on June 15th, 2011 3:00 AM

Dear aunt Riek and family, We would like to offer you all our deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. We wish you all the strength in these sad times. Rob Groothuis, Tanja Pluimers.

Condolence from Brad & Denise Smith on June 14th, 2011 11:00 PM

Dear Mrs. Groothuis, Chris & Allan & The Entire Groothuis Family: We would like to offer you our deepest sympathy and prayers at this difficult time. Gerald was such a great man and a great family man. There is no doubt that he is in heaven and enjoying his reward for leading such a good life. If there is anything that we can do, we are only a phone call away. Sincerely, Brad & Denise

Condolence from Rebecca, Greg and Irelyn Long on June 14th, 2011 10:00 PM

To the Groothuis family:

We are deeply sorry for the loss of your dad, grandfather, great grandfather. We hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have shared.

With deepest sympathy,
Greg, Rebecca and Irelyn Long

Condolence from Gary and Florence Ryan on June 14th, 2011 10:00 PM

Dear Riek and family, our sincerest condolences at this sad time.

Condolence from Ann (Rivers) Preszcator on June 14th, 2011 7:00 PM

Dear Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Ann

Condolence from Joep Leemreize on June 14th, 2011 7:00 PM

Dear Riek and Family my deepest Sympathy to your all .My thought and prayers are with you. I with you the strength in this sad time. A hug for you all Joep

Condolence from Mike Brock on June 14th, 2011 6:00 PM

For all of Gerald&&single&&s family,
My heart and thoughts go out to all of you at this sad time. You will miss Gerald in ways that cannot be described, but your minds and hearts will always be full of the wonderful memories that he has had a hand in creating for you.
Best regards and sympathy,
Mike Brock

Condolence from Ans ter Morsche – Groothuis on June 14th, 2011 5:00 PM

Lieve tante Riek, kinderen en kleinkinderen. Oprecht gecondoleerd nu oom Gerard is overleden. Afscheid nemen van je man, vader of opa is heel verdrietig. Voor tante Riek die zoveel jaar samen met oom Gerard was, zal het heel moeilijk zijn de levensweg alléén verder te gaan. Wij wensen jullie allen heel veel sterkte en kracht om dit grote verlies te verwerken. Lieve groet vanuit Delden, Ans ter Morsche – Groothuis

Condolence from Fam.Hafkamp Hengevelde on June 14th, 2011 4:00 PM

Lieve tante Riek en familie,
Hier vanuit Hengevelde wensen wij jullie heel veel sterkte met het verlies van oom Gerald. Speciaal Christie wenst jullie allemaal heel veel sterkte, en dat jullie kracht mogen vinden om dit verlies te verwerken. Wij steken een kaarsje voor jullie op. Wij zullen deze dagen veel aan jullie denken. Heel veel liefs van de familie Hafkamp, en een extra dikke knuffel voor tante Riek van Christie.

Condolence from Henk en Henriëtte Groothuis on June 14th, 2011 4:00 PM

We would like to express our deepest sympathy&&single&&s and condolences to aunt Riek, all children and (great)grandchildren. Remember the nice moments with him. We wish you all strength the coming time. Sincerely Henk en Henriëtte Groothuis.

Condolence from Geri-Kay Ryan on June 14th, 2011 11:00 AM

In your great sadness, I hold you in my prayers.
May the love & joy that you have shared over the years warm you from here forward.

Condolence from tina jauvin (lennie) on June 14th, 2011 11:00 AM

I am sorry the hear the sad news. Its hard losing a parent.Just remember the laughter,stories happy and sad time and you will smile thinking about the old days love to all

Condolence from Rob & Ann Sawyer on June 14th, 2011 11:00 AM

Chris & Al & Family, We would like to send our heartfelt sympathies to you all. God Bless

Condolence from Keith Murray on June 14th, 2011 10:00 AM

We would like to express our sympathies and condolences to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Keith, Cindy and families

Condolence from Kathy Brock on June 14th, 2011 10:00 AM

To Jack & Family
My deepest sympathy to you Jack and your family at this difficult time. May all your special memories of your Dad comfort you at this time. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Kathy Brock

Condolence from Cindy and Henry DeGroof on June 14th, 2011 9:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. ….When someone leaves you without a trace, one thing you&&single&&ll remember is their embrace, the love that you did always share. will be in your heart. love that&&single&&s rare.

Condolence from Francine Leusink en Jo Oude Nijhuis on June 14th, 2011 9:00 AM

Hallo lieve familie in Canada en natuurlijk ook voor de familie in Holland, wij Jo en ik wensen jullie heel veel sterkte om dit verlies te dragen, ik doe het in het Hollands, want daar kan ik mij nou eenmaal beter in uiten, Riek wij denken speciaal aan jou en ook aan de kinderen,kleinkinderen en achterkleinkinderen, ik steek donderdag een kaars voor jullie aan hier in Holland, een dikke knuffel voor jullie allemaal

Condolence from Cindy Horne Degroof on June 14th, 2011 9:00 AM

Rose, Steve and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. ….When someone leaves you without a trace, one thing you&&single&&ll remember is their embrace, the love that you did always share. will be in your heart. Love that&&single&&s rare.

Condolence from Loes Leewis on June 14th, 2011 7:00 AM

Dear all,

even though we are far apart our thoughts and hearts are with you. I wish you all strength the coming days though I know that grandpa will be watching over everyone.

Big hug, dikke knuffel!
Loes

Condolence from Rikie Kamp-Groothuis on June 14th, 2011 7:00 AM

Lieve Riek en verdere familie Ik leef erg met jullie mee, maar voel me zo machteloos om iets te doen, we zijn zo ver van elkaar verwijderd, maar toch voel ik me heel dicht bij jullie,ik heb gezien in het memorial boek dat Donderdag a.s de begrafenis is dan ben ik in gedachten bij jullie. Ook wij organiseren ook nog een herdenkingsdienst met de beide familie&&single&&s voor Gerard, maar dat horen jullie nog wel Ik hoop dat iedereen sterk is om deze droevige dagen door te komen, en wens iedereen moed en vertrouwen, dat alles goed komt, ondanks de pijn en verdriet, Lieve Riek ik bel je weer ,als alles in een rustiger vaarwater is gekomen, ik weet waar je door moet, dat doet veel pijn, maar heb vertrouwen, het komt goed!!! liefs voor allemaal Rikie uit Borne

Condolence from RUDY MARY JANSEN` on June 13th, 2011 7:00 PM

Dear Mrs.Groothuis and Family. Mary and I wish to offer our deepest sympathy to you and all the family for your loss . Gereald is at peace now . may he rest in peace .
Sincerly Rudy Mary

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