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GROOT – Willem “Bill”

December 21, 1930 – April 12, 2011

Bill Groot went to be with his Lord and Saviour on April 12, 2011. He lived a full life along with his soul mate and wife of fifty-eight years, Coby. He will be sadly missed by his children Paul, Ingrid (Robert), Karen (Derryl), Miriam, Gail (Jayson); eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and his family in the Netherlands. He will be treasured forever.

For information regarding the memorial service, please contact family members.

In living memory of Bill Groot, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Linda Langendoen - Dykstra :

    Dear Coby and family … it has been many, many years since I’ve seen any of you – probably since childhood. But the memories of your husband and father were ones of deep affection for family and friends and a great love for his work and the God he served. May the pain of his passing be replaced with fond memories of times together.
    Strength for the days ahead.
    ~ Grace and Peace~
    Linda Langendoen – Dykstra

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  2. Bev (Smart) Bond :

    Dear Coby and Family;

    Mom just called and told me of Bill’s promotion to glory. Please know our thoughts, prayers and sympathies are with you at this time.

    Mom and Dad (May & Calvin Smart) asked to be remembered to you also.

    May God give you strength through these days.

    Bev. Bond (Smart)

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  3. Janet Belbeck :

    Dear Groot Family;

    On behalf of myself and my parents, May and Calvin Smart, I would like to express deep sympathy for you all during this time of such loss. I know my folks treasured Bill (and Coby)’s friendship over the years. What a blessing to have such a Godly man as head of your home. He has left all of you a wonderful legacy.

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  4. Karen (Smart) Crouse :

    My deepest sympathy to Coby and family. Bill was my Sunday School teacher at the Baptist Church in Collingwood many years ago. I’ve always remembered him and appreciated his committment and service to our Lord.

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