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de Grood, Elsie Margaret

Elsie Margaret de Grood (nee Bollinger), beloved wife of Emmett of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at the age of 77 years.

Elsie was born on November 29, 1927 in Piapot, SK. In addition to her complete devotion to raising children, Elsie enjoyed cooking, baking, painting pictures, making chocolates at Christmas, driving, and shopping.

“You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears

Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love. You can only guess

How much you gave to me in happiness

I thank you for the love you have shown

But now it’s time I travel on alone.

So grieve awhile if grieve you must

Then let your grief be comforted by trust

It’s only for a while that we must part

So bless the memories with your heart.

I won’t be far away, for life goes on

So if you need me, call and I will come

Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near

And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear

all of my love around you soft and clear.

And then, when you must come this way alone

I’ll greet you with a smile, and welcome you home.”


Besides her loving husband Emmett, Elsie is survived by her children, Valerie (Duane) Sears, Sandra (Bill) Newnes, Michael (Brenda) de Grood, and Douglas (Susan) de Grood. She was a wonderful grandmother to her nine grandchildren, Shauna, Jeffrey, Phillip, Andrew, Richard, Michael J., Daniel, Nicole, and Matthew. Elsie will also be missed by her surviving sisters, Divona and Irene; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Respecting Elsie’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire donations may be made directly to National Ataxia Foundation, Suite 119, 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752 or The family would like to extend warm thanks and appreciation to the nurses and staff of the Beaverbrook Wing of Bow View Manor nursing home.

In living memory of Elsie de Grood a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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