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GROOT: John Johannes

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On September 11, 2011 @ 9:34 PM In Obituary,Zurich | 1 Comment

GROOT: John Johannes

Thankful for what he has been to us after a long and healthy life followed by a short illness, we regret to announce the peaceful passing at home of our dear husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather John Groot in his 92nd year on September 11, 2011. In February of 1951 John and his new bride, Bridget Appelman, emigrated to Strathroy, Ontario. In March of 1958 they moved to their new farm in Zurich, On and never looked back. John was a dedicated farmer and family man who will be greatly missed by his entire family. He is survived by his wife Bridget, four daughters and seven sons of which he was very proud: John and Elze of RR#3 Zurich, Peter and Elaine of Hensall, Marianne and Glen Warwick of Seaforth, David and Shari of Chatham, Margaret and Paul Munn of RR#1 Hensall, Patrick and Darlene of RR#1 Zurich, Elizabeth and Paul Weber of RR#1 Mildmay, Christopher and Rhonda of Barrie, Jeannie and Robin Timmerman of Calgary, Joey and Patty of RR#1 Zurich and Jerry and Julie of RR#1 Zurich. John is survived by 34 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and predeceased by one grandson, Jonathan, 3 brothers and 1 sister. He is survived by one brother and his wife in The Netherlands.

John is resting in J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street N. Zurich, Ontario. Visitation is on Tuesday, September 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 14 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Boniface R.C. Church, Zurich, On with Father Graham Keep celebrant. Afterwards John will be laid to rest in St. Boniface cemetery followed by a reception and light luncheon at the Zurich arena. Parish Prayers will be said at 8:45 p.m. in the funeral home.

If so desired, donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Health Care.

GROOT: John Johannes

Condolences for the family of “GROOT: John Johannes”

Condolence from Haskett Funeral Homes on January 12th, 2016 9:48 PM

Pete & Elaine and Groot Families
Please accept our heartful condolences and so sorry we missed visitation and service as we just this week heard of your fathers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be sadly missed by all of you as he was such a part of his families lives.

Condolence From: Dan Durdin and Tracey Deichert
please except our heart felt conodolences to all of the family.John will be missed by many and forgotten by none.So sorry we missed the serivce as we were out of country.Our thougths are with you all.

Condolence From: janis and Pete Bisback
Dearest Groot Family, we just learned of Papa’s death, and it seems like a part of our family has passed away as well. Your father was always visiting next door to us, he was like a grandpa to our kids. and you could sense the love and respect that he had for his wonderful wife. we are thankful that he lived a long and healthy life and know that you will miss him terribly but you will have a lifetime of memories to pass onto the next generation.
love Janis and Pete Bisback of Hensall

Condolence From: Steve & Audrey Skinner
Our deepest sympathy to all of you! We have just gotten back from holidays and heard about the passing of your husband, father & grandfather. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers! There were a lot of great times spent at the Groot family farm and I know from speaking on behalf of myself and my brothers –these great memories will be forever in our hearts and minds!

Condolence From: Debbie & Ken Regier & family
Bridget & family Our deepest sympathy goes to each and everyone in the family. You have all been friends of us and our children throughout the years. There were a lot of good times and laughs. We will be thinking of you all. Hugs to everyone.
Ken & Deb Regier & family

Condolence From: Marion McCarter and families
Thinking of you at this difficult time. Treasure the memories, they will get you through to tomorrow.

Condolence From: Bob & Vicki Hay
Chris, Dave and all of your family – We are very sorry to hear that your dad passed away. Our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.

Condolence From: John, Arlene, Scott & Ben Berendsen
Thinking of your family in this time of loss and sorrow. Tears are a huge gift from God. Sincerely,

Condolence From: francis denomme
Mrs. Groot & family .I am very sorry to hear of the loss of John. I am sure he will be greatly missed. With deepest sympathy Francis Denomme

Condolence From: Doug & Betty Lynn Eckel
Dear Bridget and family: We were so sorry to hear that John had passed away. Please accept our most sincere sympathy at this very sad and difficult time. Cherish all the wonderful memories and know that our thoughts and prayers are will you all.

Condolence From: Tisha Prong
David, Chris & Families, I am deeply sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I have heard you both tell great stories about him. Thinking of you and your families during this difficult time.

Condolence From: Mark, Mary Ellen, Jack and Sam Finlayson
To the Groot families: Thinking of you during your time of sorrow. Mark, Mary Ellen, Jack & Sam Finlayson

Condolence From: Andrea & Craig Alexander
Jerry, Joey & All of the Groot Family Thinking of you during this very difficult time. Cherish the many wonderful memories you have of your dad and know his spirit will live on as he watches over you. ~Andrea & Craig Alexander~

Condolence From: Jenni Smith
Dear John and family and Pete and family. My deepest sympathy in the passing of your father. He was so fortunate to have been surrounded by great family and I’m sure all you and his grandchildren’s successes made him extremely proud. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers xoxo

Condolence From: Sharon & Ted Russell
Dear Joey, Patty & family our deepest condolences and prayers on the loss of your father. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Condolence From: Christine & Al McWhinney & Family
Joey, Patty, Cassie, Josh & Ben We are so sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather, it is never easy to lose someone so special. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Al & Christine, Kayla, Jenna and Jordan McWhinney

Condolence From: jannie van wieren
Dear bridget and family, our deepest sympathy in your loss of a dear husband.

Condolence From: Cindy Kueneman
Dear Joey, Patty & Family, My sincere condolences to you and your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. All My Love Cindy

Condolence From: Ron and Dianne Ducharme
Mrs.Groot and Family We were saddened to hear of the passing of Mr.Groot. He was a very nice man and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ron and Dianne Ducharme

Condolence From: Bill and Trudy Vanderwyst
Dear Brigit and Family!.Our condolences with the loss of your husband ,and Father and grandfather. we wil always remember Jan ,as our good friend,he was a gezellige prater.and always had time for anyone. you all will miss him a lot. Sincerly,Bill and Trudy Vanderwyst union Ontario.

Condolence From: Karen Weishar
Peter, Elaine, Jennifer, Eric, Ryan, Sarah, Molly and Henry…My deepest sympathy in the loss of you Father, Grandfather and Great grandfather. He will be missed. Karen Weishar

Condolence From: Jenny Fisher
My deepest condolences to Jennifer Groot and family.

Condolence From: Don & Charlene Oesch
Bridget & Family: Our deepest condolences on the passing of John. It was a real pleasure to have known him. He and I used to share many laughs together when I was on council, and I always welcomed his advice. May God give you comfort and grant him rest

Condolence From: Gerald & Jane Dearing
Bridget & family; No longer in our lives to share. But in our hearts he’s always there. Our sympathy and our thoughts are with you now. Sincerely, Gerald & Jane Dearing

Condolence From: Mark Hartman
Joey and Patty, Jerry and Julie, we were very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I have good memories of John on the farm. He was a good man and I am sure he will be missed by many. I am sorry that we can’t be at the visitation. Our deepest condolences to the whole family. Mark and Tracy Hartman

Condolence From: Marina Kraft
Dear John, Elze, Liz, Bridgett, Stef, Thomas and Families My deepest sympathies. Sincerely, Marina (Hofstra) Kraft and family.

Condolence From: Bonnie & Trevor Esler
Dear Joey, Patty, Cassie, Josh, Ben and The rest of the Groot family: So sorry to hear of the passing of your father, father-in-law and grandpa. May memories keep him forever close … you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Bonnie, Trevor and family.

Condolence From: Connie, Steve, Eric and Elyse Fowler
Dear Patty, Joey, Cassie, Josh, Ben and the Groot Family, So sorry to hear of your father, father-in-law, grandfather’s passing. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. May your memories of him give you comfort and keep him in your hearts forever. Love Connie, Steve, Eric and Elyse

Condolence From: Dawn
Dear Cassie and the entire Groot family, So sorry to hear of your grandpa’s passing. I know he will be missed by you and countless others. You are in my thoughts.

Condolence From: Don & Alice Masse
Mrs Groot &Her Family WE send our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this most difficult time . Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Don & Alice Masse

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