GROOTHOF. Mrs. Epke Groothof late of Abbotsford, BC went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at the age of 99 at the Menno Home.

She is lovingly remembered by her children: John & Thelma, Henry & Alice; grandchildren: Len & Angela, Roy & Cheryl, Bernice & Darren, Angela, Stanley & Monica; great grandchildren: Alyssa, Ethan, Kim, Douglas, Josh, Andrea, Alexandra, Brooke, Lauren, Hannah and Jacob. Epke was predeceased by her husband, Bert Groothof. Bert and Epke were married in Beirum, Netherlands on April 27, 1934. They moved to Neerlandia, Alberta with their two sons, John and Henry, on July 1, 1949 and moved to British Columbia in November 1950. Epke enjoyed knitting and crocheting, contributing many socks, scarves and toques to the Ministry to Seafarers. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 1 pm at Gateway Community Christian Reformed Church at 2884 Gladys Ave., Abbotsford, BC, with Pastor Alvin Beukema and Pastor Stanley Groothof officiating. Donations may be made to the Menno Home in Abbotsford, BC. The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at the Menno Home for providing exceptional care. Tributes and condolences may be left at:


Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534

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