January 16th, 2021


By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on February 8, 2016.


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing away of our dear father and opa, Theodorus Wilhelmus deGroot (known to many as Ted). He passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the age of 82 years at the Chinook Regional Hospital with family by his side.

Ted is survived by his daughter Margaret DeGroot (Shawn Breland) of Calgary, son Frank (Charlene) DeGroot of Lethbridge, daughter Wendy DeGroot (Tim Carroll) and her son Brandon Kahl of Chilliwack, BC, and son John (Sandra) DeGroot and their children Steven and Andrea of Hays. He is also survived by 2 sisters; Mariet (Cor) Spierings and Annie (Jan) de Goeij; 3 brothers; Harrie (Annie) de Groot, Wim (Dora) de Groot and Martien deGroot, all of the Netherlands. He also maintained close contact with Christine’s family; Pete Delisse, Wim Delisse (deceased), Willy Delisse, Toon Delisse (deceased), Annie Manders, Luus Van Esch and Tiny Delisse, his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Christine deGroot who passed away on November 17, 1986, his parents Francis and Martina de Groot and his sister Riek Zwanenberg.

Ted was born on February 21, 1933 in Uden, the Netherlands. Ted and Christine immigrated to Canada in 1958 where he farmed in Hays. He enjoyed traveling and spending quality time with his family and many friends. In later years he moved to Lethbridge where he adjusted very nicely to city life; spent time playing cards, bridge, badminton, curling and volunteering for the Knights of Columbus. He loved to go back and visit with family in the Netherlands.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Prayer Service at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME , 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Sunday February 7, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Frank Peta officiating.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 11:00 A.M., with Father Roque Pereira, Celebrant. Cremation to follow.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Ted’s name to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 1W5 or if you can donate blood to the Canadian Blood Services.

To send a condolence, please visit http://www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

Connie Lawson

1954 – 2016

Connie Lawson, beloved wife of Pastor Ian Lawson, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016 at the age of 61 years.

Funeral arrangements to be announced when completed.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

Alice Schuld

1936 – 2016

Mrs. Alice Schuld of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Mr. Peter Schuld, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the age of 79 years.

A Private Family Service will be held.

Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.

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